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Automaton Nightmares

July 29, 2014
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks


Steampunk gears,
Shift and grind,
Trying to read,
Through my mind.

The bolts in my knees,
Scratch a bunch.
My creator turns the key
With a hunch.

It's just as he
Expected,
Though hasn't
Yet corrected.

I have a few screws
Loose in my head.
Lucky for me,
I am not yet dead.

Automatons live
In immortal agony,
Until their maker stops
And fixes everything.

I sleep with clocks
In my eyes.
The dreams I have
Aren't a surprise.

Nightmares of monster,
Crawling deep inside,
Clawing at my bones,
And my metallic hide.

I shouldn't be afraid,
These creatures are not real.
But neither is my mind;
A complete iron deal.



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on Aug. 24 2014 at 3:49 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments, I LOVE them! XD

on Aug. 8 2014 at 8:44 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Like omg (oh my gosh not oh my god, hehe :3 ) o_O I LOVE THIS. It describes exactly how I feel and I can connect to it.  It's amazing. I wish you could, how much I mean it. Thank you for sharign this.


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