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Nevermore Will I Wait

October 3, 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


I’ve always been so different-
So inexplicably strange.

I’ve never tried to be like them,
No I’ve never changed.

Sometimes the thoughts in my head,
take a walk outside.

Where people like to break-
and tear- and burn all inside.

I think about it often,
how different I truly am.

How no one ever sees,
A heart under the spam.

A book to my nose,
and music in my ears,

Nothing ever gets through,
nothing but their tears.

I’d like to help them somehow,
but they don’t want me at all.

Sometimes though,
All they can do is fall.

As long as I catch them,
I won’t store my hate.

For a bird once told me
of a terribly awful fate.

Nevermore will they sing,
or dance, or laugh with you.

Nevermore will they want,
or grieve, or love, or move.

A time there was
when I couldn’t stand.

Books were there to lean on,
not a helping hand.

I learned what I could,
From their thought provoking words,

and of that Raven,
and his tidings curse.

After it’s too late,
There’s nothing left to say.

But Nevermore will I wait
Until that awful day.


The author's comments:

I have learned so much more from the words of writers that have long been dead than from the people that surround me everyday. Edgar Allan Poe is my role model, and his Poem "The Raven" Taught me never to wait for someone to decide to leave. Help them if you can, because someday, the Raven will scream Nevermore at you.


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on Oct. 11 2014 at 1:21 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

I am so very glad that you connect to my poems! It means a lot to know that my words can relate to other people :) I totally appreciate your comments, and it makes so happy to see that you want to comment on my stuff!!! Thanks for being so awesome :)

on Oct. 11 2014 at 10:39 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

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.

I keep saying this, a lot, but I can connnect to so many, of your poems! I'm almost, always like this. Books were my best friends and they will always be. It was because they were there for me and I learned so much, from the authors, writers and words. Your poem is absolutely, beautiful. Oh, also. I know that I don't have to comment on your wrtings because I feel like it. I'm doing it because I want too, my friend. :) Your poem is really, beautiful. :) Thank you so much, for sharing this, my talented and wonderful friend. You have a light in you, that will always shine. :) Thank you again. :)


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