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Held in my hands
safe from the world
looks at the flags furled
on ships passing by to go off to war.
They want to take you
with them; they might
as well take my heart
with them.
To fight a war we’re
Not even sure is
about anymore, but I
would fight to keep
you alive.
Tramp the deserts in
your worm rubber boots,
look for the meager truths
held in their hands.
Who would understand?
Languages spoken by
different tongues
breath held in dead lungs
They would speak of
peace, love and mercy
But those who are too
blind to see would
take those words against
them and make sure
their last.
A last breath, another
death
they would never end.
We ask for it to
STOP, but the pop of
guns go off and starts
it all over again.
My eyes long to see you
and search the horizon
for a sign, but spoken
was a line
“He has come back, but
he is in a better place
now.”
What would be better than
my arms? They would hold
you close and safe and
take you into a world
soft, bright and peaceful.
They then told me you were
already in a place like that
and that the only part
of you that would stay
with me was to be
trapped in a box put
in the ground.
I fall to the ground,
tears fall from my eyes
and my cries are
thrown to silent ears.
In your dead hands
you still hold my heart
and I have nothing to hold.
I am told to move on, but
how can I when you have
my heart held in your hands forever?





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theMysteryPoet said...
Aug. 27, 2010 at 1:15 am
Hi again :) two of my peices just got published. Care to take a look at them?
 
chrisbriones said...
Aug. 25, 2010 at 12:56 am
I'd rather read this ten fold then watch a movie. Appealing in every sense. How were you inspired? what is the source of such strong emotions? I must know.
 
Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 25, 2010 at 8:10 pm
as i said in earlier responses, the drama of war and even a relationship that i thought i was in, but never really happened, it was all kind of improptu
 
MelanieLouise This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 16, 2010 at 9:37 am
deeply heart wrenching.
 
theMysteryPoet said...
Aug. 10, 2010 at 8:10 pm
Very deep. Is this based on an actual experience, or were you just inspired?
 
Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 10, 2010 at 9:51 pm
i guess it was an upwelling of emotions from all the drama of war... I think my subconscious ws talking  lil' as well because I thought i liked someone at the time, but he wouldnt give me the time of day
 
theMysteryPoet replied...
Aug. 10, 2010 at 10:09 pm
Oh well im sorry to hear that. None the less it was a nice peice of work. And by the way, is Marlyre your actual name? and if so, how do you pronounce it? lol
 
Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm
thanks, as for the name, yep. for pronounciation, it rhymes with "parlour...." sometimes its easier to think of it ending with an "er"
 
theMysteryPoet replied...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 7:40 pm
Oh that unique, ive never heard it before. I like it :)
 
Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 8:18 pm
thanks ;) hopefully that will work its way through my work!
 
theMysteryPoet replied...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 9:20 pm
So far so good :)
 
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