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dVerse — elemental — (Li) Lithium

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Looking at the periodic table, Li (Lithium) jumped out at me, so here goes a poem about it.

(Li) Lithium

A metal of mettle, many extremes,
Maybe why an egghead decided to
feed me to those with extremes?
Fifty years later, they’re at stage one
of understanding the why or why not of
my managing carbon-based life forms.

I spring from minerals
Light as can be, floating on water
Yet dark and shiny,
Reacting spontaneously to bullshit.
Once a fire is in me,
It can never be extinguished.

Kurt recognized me as kin.

From “Lithium,” written by Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (b. 2/20/67 – d. 4/5/94):
I’m so happy because today
I’ve found my friends
They’re in my head
I’m so ugly, but that’s okay, ’cause so are you
We’ve broken our mirrors
Sunday morning is everyday for all I care
And I’m not scared
Light my candles in a daze
‘Cause I’ve found god
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
I’m so lonely but that’s okay I shaved my head
And I’m not sad
And just maybe I’m to blame for all I’ve heard
But I’m not sure
I’m so excited, I can’t wait to meet you there
But I don’t care
I’m so horny but that’s okay
My will is good
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
I like it, I’m not gonna crack
I miss you, I’m not gonna crack
I love you, I’m not gonna crack
I killed you, I’m not gonna crack

Sarah is today’s host of dVerse.  Sarah says:
I thought it might be fun to write some poems inspired by elements, and that’s what I want you to do tonight.

33 thoughts on “dVerse — elemental — (Li) Lithium

    1. It’s a fascinating element, and they don’t have a clue of how it works with bipolar. It reacts to carbon, so I wonder if a scientist one day thought, hey, lets let the mentally ill consume it and see what happens.

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  1. I love that you chose an element of your blogger name, MsJadeLi, and the wordplay in ‘metal of mettle’, and I love metal and grunge. ‘Lithum’ is one of my favourite Nirvana songs, and my favourite lines from your poem are:
    ‘I spring from minerals
    Light as can be, floating on water
    Yet dark and shiny,
    Reacting spontaneously to bullshit.’

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