A Dangerous Game

February 16, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


It's cold where I keep
all my shame.
It's hard to play
a losing game.

I don't feel much,
I don't cry.
I won't help you,
I'll let you die.

And that's okay,
and that's alright.
I won't love you
out of spite.

But can't you hear me,
breaking, banging?
Against these stone-cold daggers,
hanging?

All around me,
a dangling cage.
A precarious thing,
I made it — rage.

A feather's touch
could send them flying.
Towards the ground,
My strength is dying.

But it hurts to keep this
all inside.
It's lonely here,
I always hide.

So if you can find
the way to me,
You'll find a girl here
On her knees.

It takes a lot
to let you in.
But if you come,
I'll let you win.



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on Jun. 11 2013 at 9:57 am
cultureddirectioner, North Chili, New York
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Favorite Quote:
I knew style and content went hand in hand. -Boy George

amazing! i love it!

on Jun. 4 2013 at 5:52 pm
bethanyebethany GOLD, Clinton, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world." -C.S. Lewis

"I would love to be made perfect, but instead, I have the grace of God." -Audio Adrenaline

This has a really unique writing style. I quite like it :)

on May. 13 2013 at 9:47 am
freeperson DIAMOND, Burlington, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"Have you seen the way he looks at you, the way his expression softens and his eyes are like stars...?" - Ara Weston

I love this so much!!! it's very well written.

on Apr. 4 2013 at 2:03 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Aww thanks!!!!! You too, keep in touch :P

on Apr. 4 2013 at 2:02 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thanks :) stay in touch

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on Apr. 4 2013 at 1:44 am
Phoenix., Pittsfield, Pennsylvania
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I love it!  There is a lot of emotion and it can gice off many different feelings to the people that read it!  Great Work Jade Keep Writing :)

on Apr. 4 2013 at 1:39 am
AmorMoritur PLATINUM, Monroe, North Carolina
25 articles 38 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are." ~Ernst Haas

i LOVE this. humanity has not yet invented words profound enough to convey the level of emotion this poem inspires in me...so to put it simply it is infinitely magnificent!

on Apr. 3 2013 at 3:33 pm
Fallen_ PLATINUM, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
" a shattered world is only an opening into a new beginning with laughs, smiles, and love all around enter the world of the light and away from the broken darkness"

wow i don't know whether to love it or be scraed of it lots of emotions  

on Apr. 2 2013 at 1:10 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thanks star :) :)

on Apr. 1 2013 at 8:02 pm
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro

  Judging by the comments, this is clearly a very popular poem. It truly is a fantastic piece of writing, and although I usually am not much for love poems, I thought this one was very well and uniquely done. Great work!

on Mar. 24 2013 at 6:32 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thank you ^.^

on Mar. 24 2013 at 2:02 pm
the-sea-of-silence BRONZE, Cherryville, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein

Wow! You are an amazing writer and I love your work! :)

on Mar. 23 2013 at 12:34 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Wow, that's an amazing compliment! Thank you XD

on Mar. 23 2013 at 12:34 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thank you so much!! XD that means a lot

on Mar. 23 2013 at 4:25 am
Cutey-Beauty SILVER, Ulaanbaator, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Soli Deo Gloria.

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. Its so true too. I'll post this on my fb page :)  

on Mar. 23 2013 at 3:26 am
thatunknownthing DIAMOND, Dubai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift; that's why they call it the present"

Oh. oh. the last stanza! got right to me, touching, beautiful, one of the best I've read- you've got tremendous talent! beautiful poem!!

on Mar. 11 2013 at 10:59 pm
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

The last stanza was absolutely breath-taking! Loved it!

on Mar. 10 2013 at 8:53 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thank you, that means a lot:)

on Mar. 10 2013 at 8:44 am
jonpettigrew SILVER, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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i usually don't care for anything besides free verse but this poem is great  it really takes me out of my reading comfort zone

on Mar. 7 2013 at 9:48 am
CariePierce BRONZE, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Imagination rules the world." -Napoleon Bonaparte

I feel that this would be awesome as lyrics to a screamo song. Well done indeed.


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