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May 22nd

May 25, 2013
By kikixkupkake GOLD, San Marcos, California
kikixkupkake GOLD, San Marcos, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The things that walk out when we open our minds." -Dylan McCoy


people hurting people, society built us upon false layers upon layers
you told me thinking about the world today is only for hardcore contemplators
you told me, thinking will hurt you, and you will fragilely fail with your productions
this world will break you, it's vicious, you can't be held up by your weak junctions
would it be rude if i admitted you're the reason for my cancellations?
would you rather i subtracted hope in dreams of celebrations?
because i become alone, i search for your approval
your deviant smile haunts me so i'm nocturnal
i float, i swim, wading in waters made from questionable tears
your words press into my skull, your voice mimics all my fears
did you hear yourself dictate such a derogatory speech?
or was your mouth just continuing on while you pulled away my happiness like a leech
my tongue today is held by crippled fingers tight
because your attention is something i want more than delicate life


The author's comments:
I could not think of a title for this poem, so I wrote the date in my poetry journal instead. May 22nd just...fit. The reader is encouraged to imagine a title they would have called it and tell me in their feedback.

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on Aug. 4 2013 at 6:47 pm
kikixkupkake GOLD, San Marcos, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The things that walk out when we open our minds." -Dylan McCoy

Thanks! Please don't hate me btw! Haha

on Jun. 15 2013 at 10:49 pm
Childofthemind BRONZE, San Marcos, California
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you just blow my mind.      I personally like the title.    I really love the poem though.    I can really relate to it.  

on Jun. 15 2013 at 10:47 pm
Childofthemind BRONZE, San Marcos, California
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Man i $#@% hate you :D      but in a good way! i like the title. but seriously. you wade in waters made of questionable tears? where do you get this stuff!? i love the poem though.    i can really relate to it.

on Jun. 13 2013 at 12:40 am
kikixkupkake GOLD, San Marcos, California
17 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The things that walk out when we open our minds." -Dylan McCoy

Thanks! And I feel you about the titles!

SongBird04 said...
on Jun. 10 2013 at 7:53 pm
SongBird04, Littleton, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
You've gotta take the good with the bad, smile when you're sad, love what you got and remember what you had. Always forgive but never forget, learn from your mistakes but never regret. People change and things go wrong but always remember life goes on

Hi! :)   Titles are always the hardest part for me so i completely understand! haha! May 22nd is just fine. :) Anyways, nice job! this is deep and interesting. 

on Jun. 4 2013 at 6:25 pm
kikixkupkake GOLD, San Marcos, California
17 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The things that walk out when we open our minds." -Dylan McCoy

That's fine, haha. Thanks for reading it! I'm happy you like it!

on Jun. 4 2013 at 6:25 pm
kikixkupkake GOLD, San Marcos, California
17 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The things that walk out when we open our minds." -Dylan McCoy

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it (:

on Jun. 4 2013 at 2:43 pm
Andrew Stephens, Knoxville, Iowa
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This poem was deep and beautiful. It made such a statement, and I think the title of the date is unique, and really adds an element of distacthment which only enhaces the atmosphere the poem has further. I loved it, excellent job.

on Jun. 3 2013 at 8:12 pm
Terminal_Laziness PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"I am not invincible or unstoppable, but I stay strong because it is the only way to survive in this world."

Amazing! I loved it! Great job, as for a title, I don't know, but wonderful job! ~Free ;)(: