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    dots Submission Name: Like Pictures from a Stolen Cameradots

    Author: cuddledumplin
    ASL Info:    36/ f/UK
    Elite Ratio:    4.08 - 6269/5927/526
    Words: 35
    Class/Type: Poetry/Misc
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    dotsLike Pictures from a Stolen Cameradots

    These experiences,
    these bits of life,
    don't feel like my own;
    they're like pictures from a stolen camera.
    I wonder how to reattach memory and emotion
    if only with glue or string.

    Submitted on 2007-06-04 13:54:30     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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    ||| Comments |||
      p.s. i know i commented previously on this piece, but came back to your page for a second look and felt the need to expand upon my earlier comments....
    | Posted on 2011-07-16 00:00:00 | by rubie | [ Reply to This ]
      An interesting and provocative piece. I am intrigued by the notion of the "stolen" camera....suggestive of something illegal and morally wrong, as opposed to, say, a borrowed camera, which wouldn't work nearly as well for your purposes here. the images seen through the stolen camera are so foreign to the viewer that he or she does not even recognize the life as his or her own (because the viewer is not supposed to be in possession of these images) whereas with a borrowed camera, the viewer might see something vaguely familiar.....

    Excellent write...
    | Posted on 2011-07-16 00:00:00 | by rubie | [ Reply to This ]
      I have often felt this way, I thnk it is amazing that you have expressed this. It is always good to read something familiar.

    | Posted on 2011-07-07 00:00:00 | by lori_tab | [ Reply to This ]
      have revisited this one...thinking about it a lot...and thinking about writing poetry...

    have felt sometimes that all my emotions go into the poems now...that they bypass me and go directly into verse..

    how perverse that feels...

    almost not capable of real feelings...just poetry feelings....and are they still the same...are they connnected?
    damn i just felt that flash, but didn't see it...who's holding the camera?
    | Posted on 2011-06-15 00:00:00 | by jacoberin | [ Reply to This ]
      awesome piece! i think everyone, at one time or another, has felt this way, as if seeing his or her own life through a lens.....a sense of detachment. wonderful metaphor. so profound.
    | Posted on 2011-04-24 00:00:00 | by rubie | [ Reply to This ]
      i have felt this...so immune to feelings one way or the other that my life is just happening without me in it....

    nice analogy you use here...a very tight, sharp piece.

    | Posted on 2011-04-24 00:00:00 | by jacoberin | [ Reply to This ]
      Simple. And It sounds so much like a quote. There's a lot of depth in this peice.

    | Posted on 2008-12-12 00:00:00 | by dismal_s child | [ Reply to This ]
      I like simple poetry, and I think most people do. There is something quite magical about writing your feelings in a few elegant words.

    | Posted on 2007-12-15 00:00:00 | by Inkybro | [ Reply to This ]
      Having just recently gone through the trauma of losing someone dear this appeals to me in the sense that while I had to strong for my sister who was hardest hit by what happened... I felt so disconnected and had trouble relating to everything around me... voices echoing, lips moving but words not making sense... thinking back now it seems surreal and then I read your post - amazingly accurate description of experiencing detachment even though you know you're deeply involved.

    Extremely well done!
    | Posted on 2007-12-06 00:00:00 | by Beulah | [ Reply to This ]
      I don't think I've ever read anyone else who is as capable as you of saying a world of thought in so small a space with so few words. And here again, you don't disappoint. I'm a fan of Found Magazine, and the idea of pictures from a stolen camera, that disconnect echoes heavily here. It just fits your artistry perfectly. There's so much more I could say about this, babble endlessly about how this all relates to me (as I am self centered as ever), but I think I'll just stand back and enjoy the view. Thanks for sharing this one, it's great. :)

    | Posted on 2007-12-03 00:00:00 | by blueorchids | [ Reply to This ]
      It's like you're describing dreaming someone else's dreams, through your muted perspective. I've always felt dreams and reality in general to be a film-reel--picking bits here and there to highlight as the main frame for the time being.

    I do know what you mean... sometimes life seems so jagged and out of focus, like... it seems one disjointed mess of zooms and broken shutters.

    Nice and sharp like usual, Amy.

    | Posted on 2007-10-19 00:00:00 | by alteredlife | [ Reply to This ]
      been forever since i've traveled to your page and reading this reminds me why i keep coming back....loved this...have i ever not liked something you wrote...why i'm thinking of it love the pick too...snazzy...you look happy..i love the image you.ve created here...thinking this possibly couldn't be my life i'm experiencing...so much like your walking through a dream really that it must be someone elses...seems i'm sensing that these experiences are such good things that are happening its hard to believe its you experiencing them....i've had times like that and i say you.ve described it perfectly.....brilliant...purps
    | Posted on 2007-07-17 00:00:00 | by purplesun24 | [ Reply to This ]
      AH! Perhaps velcro would work?

    Velcro has many uses and is often underestimated.

    Not often can a short write make such an impact, but you know how to do that well.

    That fourth line is so universal and carries such an impact to it.

    Nice job.

    Thanks for sharing.
    | Posted on 2007-07-13 00:00:00 | by hyproglo | [ Reply to This ]
      i've read this a few times, Amy, and i always
    come back to it with a feeling of being a little lost.. like the life i'm living is not really me, not where i am supposed to be. someone stole my life, and i'm trying to find that glue, that string.. anything to connect me to myself again.

    wonderful job, ladybug. this is a keeper.

    | Posted on 2007-06-07 00:00:00 | by magnicat | [ Reply to This ]
      I love this, because its the very idea I've been learning in spiritual work. And to see the dancer in your journal makes me smile.
    And that everything you need and want is right there where you are.

    It is like magic isn't it? And the fact that you want to reattach the old stuff and you've described it like substance that is useless now.
    You can't change your soul, it will always be sweet and loving.

    But you're living your dream! And I think its going to be fun to discover all that you are along the way.

    I wouldn't change a thing on this Amy, I love it!

    | Posted on 2007-06-06 00:00:00 | by nansofast | [ Reply to This ]
      I know you might think i'm totally nuts amy but reading this I saw a young woman living a life she isn't used to.
    Kind of like a Cinderella in a sort of way.Like she is seeing a life that she never thought would happen for her.I don't know if i'm close to the meaning but thats how it feels to me.So many good things are happening for you these days it must be hard to take it all in at times.Take care sweetie thank you for sharing yet another part of you.
    | Posted on 2007-06-05 00:00:00 | by deluka | [ Reply to This ]
      Wow! wow! Wow!

    You did it again. The most simplest of imagery - the most unseen unused ones. It's just amazing how you get it right so many times.

    This is one of my favourites ever.
    | Posted on 2007-06-05 00:00:00 | by Judy | [ Reply to This ]
      short but potent piece of poetry--many of us have often felt this way--you have expressed a nearly inexpressibly feeling... bravo ... bravo ... bravo ... michael
    | Posted on 2007-06-05 00:00:00 | by Algol46 | [ Reply to This ]
      "I wonder if how to reattach memory and emotion" ---> Are you sure "if" is meant to be there? Seems off, somehow.

    Like the 'stolen camera' idea. It's not one of your better ones, though.
    | Posted on 2007-06-04 00:00:00 | by Maverique | [ Reply to This ]
      Short, simple, sweet, and very powerful. Though it was quite the short poem, it was masterful. Strong emoiton, and a great topic, I've often felt like, and I still do, though less often. Keep up the awesome work, and I'll keep reading

    Saint Raxor
    | Posted on 2007-06-04 00:00:00 | by brknprclndol | [ Reply to This ]

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