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Blue in the lips
Death waits impatiently,
Lurking in the shadows
Of society.

It stalks the disturbed,
The twisted.
The deserving.

Silently,
it clucks its tongue,
Struggling not to drown
In the wake
Of misery and violence
Mankind dishes up.

Death samples them,
Picking at the rich
Metallic taste of blood that clings to the
Souls of the innocent,
Staining their purity,
Marking them for death's review.

Soon Death will twine its raw,
bony fingers into the
frozen hearts he trapped.

He lures in his
absent-minded prey
with transparent promises.

Through broken dreams,
persuasion.
Through the cracks
in the empty-minded.
Death warps thoughts,
luring in his feeble-minded prey.

Let the happy perish
in the sunshine
that kept them
from reality.

Let the lies corner the liars.
Let suicide comfort the uneasy at mind.

Let the morbid sleep effortlessly,
knowing death will soon
welcome them through to his
blood-soaked gates.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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DizzyPotato202This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 1:33 pm
Ohmygod this is so good you are awesome
 
TheCapturedBat This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 10, 2011 at 9:45 am
this is an excellent poem, no matter what your teachers say. my poems aren't as violent as yours, and people still worry about me. writing would be much more satisfying if people would stop freaking out and drawing arbitrary conclusions.  
 
akbr_gurl said...
Jul. 2, 2011 at 5:02 pm
this really caught my attention, it's so expressive and different. Kind of scary and yet so intriguing. Well Done :)
 
I_am_the_only_me said...
Nov. 1, 2010 at 10:12 pm
So interesting... I JUST LOVE IT. It just  stuck out to me... so discriptive, you have talent, keep writting!
 
SMWells said...
Nov. 1, 2010 at 10:59 am
Your poem is definately  expresive. It made me shuder but for a reson I canot understand it fastenated me as well. I've alwase been toled I have my morbid side.
 
Cracked This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 18, 2011 at 8:16 pm
isnt anythin wrong with that(:
 
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