The Bearer of Bad News

February 18, 2010
By Abirdwithoutwings PLATINUM, Medford, Oregon
Abirdwithoutwings PLATINUM, Medford, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
When you long with all your heart for someone to love you, a madness grows there that shakes all sense from the trees and the water and the earth. And nothing lives for you, except the long deep bitter want. And this is what everyone feels from birth to death.


At a loss for words, I stare at my hands
memorizing the cracks and tracing the veins.
Music plays dully in the background
covered up by the buzzing in my ears.

I look around the room at the pictures--
anything to avoid your eyes.
I can't look at you, I can't bare your face,
I can't let myself cry.

I get up, pull the sleeves down on my sweatshirt
and walk out the door.
You don't say anything but it's okay,
sometimes silence speaks the loudest.


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