After MAG

November 18, 2009
By Anonymous

I wonder what happens when you die?
Is it a rush
or a slow and meaningless trickle out of life?
Do you stick around to see the tears,
hear the false sympathy,
taste the grief?
Or do you hightail it out of there,
leaving behind the mess of chaos that was your life?

I wonder what it tastes like.
Maybe like spring,
new leaves and moist air
sunlight that isn't quite yet warm
Or is it dark,
an empty space inside your mind
inside your heart

How do you face it?
Can you feel the whispers of family,
holding you up,
helping you understand?
Or are you all alone?
Spiraling out of control,
with no one to slow you down
say that they love you
and don't want you to go



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on Apr. 9 2010 at 8:19 pm
ShelbeyNicole GOLD, Mt. Vernon, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality." -Emily Dickinson

This is amazing. especially because my grandma just died. I think you should continue on this poem. Try to add more.

Ale_18 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 9 2010 at 1:44 pm
Ale_18 BRONZE, Monte Vista, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.

i like it... i wonder now what would happen lol keep on writing

on Apr. 9 2010 at 12:32 pm
munkyman95 GOLD, Medway, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I will become, what I know I am' Michael Jordan

intelligent..thoughtful poem

on Apr. 7 2010 at 9:11 pm
Whisperer PLATINUM, O&#39Fallon, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be hated for who i am, than loved for who I'm not~Anonymous

No individual has any right to come into and out of this world without leaving distinct and legit reasons for having passed through.~Anonymous

this is really strong. i've thought alot about this and it's scary. but i really like this poem. thank you SO much for sharing :)

on Apr. 7 2010 at 7:04 pm
bullet.with.butterfly.wings PLATINUM, Katy, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
you wear guilt like shakles on your feet, like a maiden in distres, like a halo in reverse

wow...what does happen? Strong, very strong...good job

on Apr. 7 2010 at 4:57 pm
DallysGrrl PLATINUM, Middlesex, New Jersey
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That was amazing keep on writing it was really emotional and strong.

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on Apr. 7 2010 at 12:06 pm
Metree SILVER, Machipongo, Virginia
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this is so good and philosophical- really makes you think!! how long does it take for work to make it through the editors?

on Apr. 6 2010 at 11:33 pm
ShakingChandeliers SILVER, N.Highlands, California
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Favorite Quote:
"A thin layer of trust had formed in my mind, like a scab."

"I preferred albums to the more modern eight tracks. Albums came with sleeves which reminded me of clean underwear."
-Augusten Burroughs

I know exactly what you mean.

To me death is a very lonely process and its scary to know you can't have someone hold your hand through it....your just alone.


on Apr. 6 2010 at 10:44 pm
kileymichelle13 BRONZE, Flowery Branch, Georgia
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So... so... so amazing. I almost just cried.

on Apr. 6 2010 at 2:10 pm
shelterisland GOLD, Montclair, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
-Biting's excellent. It's like kissing only there's a winner."-Doctor Who, The Tardis

wow. deep.




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