Tattered

May 31, 2009
By Sultana GOLD, Albertson, New York
Sultana GOLD, Albertson, New York
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Bunks arranged in systematic rows,
So even, yet so rough.
Coarse splinters from the mahogany wooden floor,
All of it is recurring in my soul.
The apple-shelves near the beds
Making use of themselves.
At least someone is.

As I lay on this “bed of roses” in my own gloom,
The thorns drip toxic blood from my “lacerated” backside.
The irony occurs when I conceive this house is not a home.
Sleepless nights in darkness dwelt,
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
This cold, unloving mattress is stiff on my back,
And I still whimper as I listen to the shadows surrounding me.
The time of hurt, the stinging tears,
This abode demonstrates no mercy... and oddly, I plead for none.

The author's comments:
This piece was inspired by the book "Of Mice and Men."

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on May. 15 2010 at 10:06 pm
AlexandraVasari PLATINUM, Fort Stewart, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Writing songs is super intimate. It's a bit like getting naked"~ Gwen Stefani

I've never read the book, but if it's any good I'll have to this summer!:)

Sultana GOLD said...
on May. 15 2010 at 9:59 pm
Sultana GOLD, Albertson, New York
10 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Hah, the scene where Lennie and George have to stay in that horrible house really was heart breaking...

And thank you veryyyyy much again! <3


on May. 15 2010 at 9:43 pm
AlexandraVasari PLATINUM, Fort Stewart, Georgia
28 articles 4 photos 174 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Writing songs is super intimate. It's a bit like getting naked"~ Gwen Stefani

This is really awesome in a heart breaking way, you used great imagery!:)




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