Ever Since That Time

July 30, 2010
By OscarW. DIAMOND, Clarksville, Arkansas
OscarW. DIAMOND, Clarksville, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds ways to kneel and kiss the ground." - Rumi


Seemingly so long ago,
I haven't been able to
shake this demon
crippling my heart.

My

actions seem forced,
like I'm pinned down, strangulated,
chained by a straightjacket
of my own accord. Why can't I

love

again the way I once had?
There is nothing to fear
but fear itself, so why do I
hide in the dark of my

one sanctuary?

The crimson blemish on my
bedsheets reminds me
of a skeleton hidden
deep within my past,

defiled

with lies, broken promises,
and the stain of
the summer sun's
bittersweet kiss.

Broken

now, because of you
I'll never love the same.
Is there any way
that I could possibly

rebuild?


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on Sep. 7 2010 at 1:05 pm
OscarW. DIAMOND, Clarksville, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds ways to kneel and kiss the ground." - Rumi

Thanks, Traven! :) That's exactly what I wanted you to get out of the end. And I'd be glad to read some of your poems! Thanks again!

on Sep. 6 2010 at 6:39 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Could you look at one of my poems, by any chance under the sun? My talent isn't as abundant as yours (I'm chalk full of compliments) but I'd be delighted to hear your feedback.

on Sep. 6 2010 at 6:35 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

You write great things. The words of this poem are depressing and desperate, but in an enjoyable-to-read kind of way. It was a unique take on heartbreak. But like the charming Mr. Timevampire, I saw hope in the end.

on Aug. 25 2010 at 9:31 pm
OscarW. DIAMOND, Clarksville, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds ways to kneel and kiss the ground." - Rumi

Thanks, Timevamp! :D And you are correct about the hope.

on Aug. 25 2010 at 3:32 pm
timevampire GOLD, Bellville, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Quoting yourself makes you an ass.

this is epic! I'm going to read all your stuff. It's great bone chilling saddness drips from each word. But I think there may be hope hiding in the end.




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