In Response to "The Premature Burial"

July 19, 2010
By riley... GOLD, Yakima, Washington
riley... GOLD, Yakima, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"i became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity." edgar allen poe.


Into the night from the dawn may we sway
To discover the point at which we all ceased to breathe.
This coffin of angst in which we kneel and pray
Shall forever keep captive the faint and naive.

I reach my hands upward to prove myself wrong,
But now forever I am kept in this cryptal hell.
I hear all the sounds of Cloyes' tarnished song,
And with it the noise of muted chapel bells.

I reak of wet cloth and my hair is pulled out.
One half of my bones lie adjacent to my body.
My hope of a future is now cluttered with doubt,
Thus my last words transpose to a plea.

Into the night from the dawn may we sway
To discover the point at which we all ceased to breathe.
For the coffin knows not when to hold back dismay,
And it selfishly keeps me: one faint and naive.

The author's comments:
Its a response to Edgar Poe's "The Premature Burial", a short story about exactly that. If you haven't read it, its a great piece of literature. One of my favorites :)

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on Aug. 25 2010 at 8:31 pm
Just.A.Dream SILVER, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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Part of the J7X team. :)

Okay. :) Whenever you have the time is just fine!

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on Aug. 24 2010 at 6:29 pm
pkcPKC SILVER, Maple Ridge, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.


Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. ~Benjamin Disraeli


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss


Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. ~Peter T. Mcintyre

Good Job! I liked this. Haven't read the story yet, but I'll get to it.

on Aug. 23 2010 at 7:26 pm
Just.A.Dream SILVER, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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Part of the J7X team. :)

I haven't read the story, but I think this poem is absolutely amazing! I like the diction you have in here, and the way you worded everything was just excellent! You did such a good job, and I can't wait for you to write more! :)


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