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It Keeps Pulling and Pulling

Let me escape
the interminable need.

It pulls me,
a whisper crescendo-ing into a cacophony of voices.

I follow the voices.

I fall within its gravity.
And once I do, its soft, steel grasp
can never be undone.

And as I drown in its façade of love
never beginning

I stand so tall within a gravity,
which steps and pushes and pulls me… down.

Leave me be.

Your gravity caresses every part of me
that falls so easily.

I fall to you.

Because I know I am not strong enough.

Because my fragile conscience cannot withstand the rope
that has bound me to you.

There is only one thing I know,
One thing I can say.

And I see now,

you are the only thing that holds me.

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Lexie96 said...
Nov. 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm:

I really like this poem... it's well-written and the use of metaphors was done with great care... so they were meaningful... great work!

Think you could check out mine sometime?

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aub13zzz said...
Oct. 24, 2009 at 12:29 pm:
i love this poem so much! i think, like how anotherromantic said, it's powerful. i love the usage of gravity in it... it helps a person who really hasn't been in this kind of situation undertand what it feels like.
i got this... feeling... like of... idk but this really really strong feeling of... understanding? and need? i guess idk i can't really put it itno words, but i think it is sooooooooo ridiculously good and yah!!! i love it!!!!
oh, and the last 4 lines is ... (more »)
alfavetta replied...
Oct. 25, 2009 at 10:23 am :
Thanks Aubrey! You're awesome and always give good comments! I just realized I was wondering what new articles you have wriiten, but you can tell me in "Cut-out thing you need." Hahaha.
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anotherromanctic This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 18, 2009 at 6:57 pm:
very powerful. and helpful.
it's great.
alfavetta replied...
Oct. 19, 2009 at 7:04 am :
Helpful how?
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