afriendoftina (Hendy)

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5awards United Kingdom
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Member Since 21st April 2016
afriendoftina joined 1099 days ago and last visited 41 days ago
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Poet Introduction

Each time it is written, with each tap of a key. More words and more phrases to know the real me. But what yarns am I spinning, what tales do I tell? What's real, what's a facade, I'm not sure I know...but read along with me and just enjoy the show.

Favorite Poets/Writers

Brett Easton Ellis, Donna Tartt, Edna St. Vincent Millay

About Me

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SPARKLE AND DESTROY

I haven't been writing long. It all started when I almost spontaneously wrote my five-part poem "You, I & She", which tells my story of meth-addiction. It flew onto the page so organically, I just felt it spill onto the page.

I think I have developed a certain technique which I have tried to develop away from but I find it difficult - it seems so natural to me to write in rhyming couplets. Many may think it's cheesy or tacky or juvenile but there is a theory behind it. I tend to write very harrowing or twisted content and I think it could come across as disturbing if I was to write in a formal style but because I write in this jovial rhyming couplet style, like "The Nightmare before Christmas", it allows the content to have less of a shocking or off-putting effect. It's like the backhanded compliment: it has one good  meaning then a sharp undertone. The juxtaposition of writing about meth-addiction like Dr. Seuss is humourous to me.

My content tends to be on things like addiction, poisons, fantasy, abstract reinterpretations, twists, death, suicide, daemons, self-destruction and self-destruction.

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TTFN and remember to SPARKLE and DESTROY,

TOM XOXO

Who murdered the meth addict?
You'll meet them in the mirror.