about a boy who used to sing

June 3, 2010
By detaails BRONZE, Cincinatti, Iowa
detaails BRONZE, Cincinatti, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
“monsters are real, and ghosts are real, too. they live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” -stephen king


i.
last night he drank the better part
of a twelve pack, then threw up in
your bathroom sink and all over the
pretty marble tiles. today he woke up on the floor.
and still, no one blames him for this mess.

ii.
he wears a pensive look on his face most days,
but on some it turns to a more careless,
lackadaisical expression
and that’s when we know he’s drunk.
one night, a bottle of vodka sat between his legs
and he stared into space with his cloud-covered eyes.
he said:
“i figured out that i like sleeping,
but i hate waking up –
i figured out that i like nightmares,
because at least i get a moment of relief
when i wake up, and i can say,
‘at least my life is not that bad.’ you know?”
i know.

iii.
the morning after i find him
clothed and asleep in the bathtub.
cold water is running over him;
his coal-colored hair is damp and
plastered to his forehead.
his head rests over the side and
vomit trailed down from the
corners of his mouth onto the cement tiles.

iv.
tonight the stars are going blind and
i want to think it’s because of him –
but it might be because of me.


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on Aug. 3 2010 at 11:02 pm
JustBreathe BRONZE, Peachland, Other
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check out some of my stuff - i'm pretty new, and mine aren't nearly as good as yours, but i'd like some opinions :)

on Jul. 10 2010 at 10:13 am
Britney15 BRONZE, Attleboro, Massachusetts
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your poem is very interesting to read i agree that it does draw you in you don't wanna stop reading it once you start

on Jul. 8 2010 at 1:28 pm
detaails BRONZE, Cincinatti, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
“monsters are real, and ghosts are real, too. they live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” -stephen king

thank you!

on Jul. 7 2010 at 9:06 pm
JustBreathe BRONZE, Peachland, Other
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i really really really love this.  it just draws you in, you know?  i think you have great talent :)


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