Reality

August 5, 2010
By Anonymous

The rich red liquid
burns as it slides down my throat
landing heavy and hard,
sloshing uncomfortably in my stomach.
I wanted it; I yearned for it
While it was sitting in front of me,
mocking me with its unbearable gravity.
I cracked under the weight
of the unseen force; In all my weakness
I imploded.
A black hole that eats what it hears
And ignores what it knows.
It leaves a foul taste in my mouth,
One that lingers much longer than anticipated.
I feel my cells soak up the poison,
but no matter how full of the deadly weapon,
they still ache for more.
In all of my dazed stupor
I fail to see the one thing that can quench
this soul shattering thirst
is pure and simple
H2O.


The author's comments:
MAJOR metaphor. Do you see it?

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on Sep. 20 2010 at 2:44 pm
collegegirladventures GOLD, Mequon, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.

~Salman Rushdie

VEry creative! I would have never guessed wine.

on Sep. 20 2010 at 1:41 pm
Katie_Grey DIAMOND, Leipsic, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Difficult is not impossible - Relient K, "Hope for Every Fallen Man"


If all I had was love, would I still be lovely?
If all I gave was love, would you give up on me?
-House of Heroes, "Love is for the Middle Class"

it's wine, but metaphorically it's the world. whereas the water is God.

on Sep. 20 2010 at 1:39 pm
Katie_Grey DIAMOND, Leipsic, Ohio
58 articles 10 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
Difficult is not impossible - Relient K, "Hope for Every Fallen Man"


If all I had was love, would I still be lovely?
If all I gave was love, would you give up on me?
-House of Heroes, "Love is for the Middle Class"

haha, why are you sorry? don't be :)

on Sep. 20 2010 at 1:23 pm
collegegirladventures GOLD, Mequon, Wisconsin
10 articles 8 photos 307 comments

Favorite Quote:
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.

~Salman Rushdie

Ohhh...sorry. :/

on Sep. 20 2010 at 6:06 am
Katie_Grey DIAMOND, Leipsic, Ohio
58 articles 10 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
Difficult is not impossible - Relient K, "Hope for Every Fallen Man"


If all I had was love, would I still be lovely?
If all I gave was love, would you give up on me?
-House of Heroes, "Love is for the Middle Class"

I meant wine.

on Sep. 19 2010 at 6:45 pm
collegegirladventures GOLD, Mequon, Wisconsin
10 articles 8 photos 307 comments

Favorite Quote:
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.

~Salman Rushdie

Wow!! This sure is a powerful metaphor. It's kind of funny, too.

Only one question: what did you mean when you mentioned the "red liquid"?



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