When It's Over

August 19, 2010
By Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.


When this is over the slaughter house will rot
And as far as bacterial infections go-
Salt will be the cause of them all.
Doctors that make discoveries will die
Along with the patients they were trying to cure.
All the infections will stars off in their worst stages
And the hurricanes will come without warning.
The schizophrenics that aren’t let into the shelters
Will probably imagine a better ending than this.

When this is over it will take more than
The hope of encouragement and
empty promises to pull us back on our feet.
We won’t be nearly half of our accomplishments
And our excuses will never be good enough.
We’ll soon see the truth in our reflections,
When the walls of makeup aren’t thick enough
To hide behind anymore. We won’t be as fascinated
By diamond rings, and gold and what not,
And it wont take harsh sunlight and years of aging
To bring our flaws to the surface.
Because we were born old and dying.

When this is over we won’t bother
To call our loved ones just for the sake
Of not saying what we don’t mean.
There will be no more space between you and I
To say what we’ve been meaning to say
And do away with what’s too heavy
For us to take to our graves.
In the end you’ll have to claw your way
Through the arrogance and the imagery
So you can find my face.
And once I’m tired of this mask
I’ll have to scrape myself raw
Just to see who I really am.


The author's comments:
This is what happened on the night I "breathed some fire into my pen."

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Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Jul. 28 2011 at 9:40 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

You're very welcome. 

on Jul. 28 2011 at 7:27 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

hmm... 'better future'...'moving on'...i see.

WELL THANKS FOR COMMENTATING ON ALL NINEY'S!!!!

(clears throat) thank you very alot much. i thought this was The darkest but im glad you type otherwise. merci my dear.


Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Jul. 28 2011 at 4:44 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

This is a beautiful piece of poetry, I think it's my fav of your poems so far! It's exqusite too!:)

This is what I always think, that no matter what happens in this world, everything recovers and we move on, we don't forget but we use our past mistakes to create a better future. This is what your poem reminded me of.  


on Jun. 22 2011 at 11:18 am
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

it took me forever to digest your words captain, im glad that i did. merci tres beacoup.

CarolynQ GOLD said...
on Jun. 21 2011 at 11:31 am
CarolynQ GOLD, Manalapan, New Jersey
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Gotta say, I one hundred percent feel this piece. Very real and twisted and strangely perfect in a surreal, straight forward, and imperfect way. <3 Truely poetic.

on Nov. 2 2010 at 2:17 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

i'm glad you feel that way captain. that means i've successfully painted a picture of what things will be like-when its over. i guess it does have that sort of hit-the-pavement vibe to.merci captain. here i come...

on Nov. 2 2010 at 12:53 pm
timevampire GOLD, Bellville, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Quoting yourself makes you an ass.

I love this. It has such a sick beauty as if  the last pedal of your life just hit the pavement. In black and white. You're gray and beauty.

on Oct. 11 2010 at 8:41 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

all it takes is a good kick in the carrot to promote the reproduction of vitamin a. lay your plate upon the table captain.

on Oct. 11 2010 at 7:06 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

I'm so ashamed.

I do hope that you'll forgive me.


on Oct. 11 2010 at 5:28 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

well then, i also ask back the romantically suggestive boxes of chocolate, and the fruit tarts, the ones we laid our love upon. all that once lied between us now resides in an empty wooden frame and a dollar pack of lifesavers. i hope you're proud.

on Oct. 11 2010 at 4:44 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

Wonderful, wonderful. But I have no use whatsoever for tomato sauce and ranch dressing, unless of course I am painting a face made entirely out of food.

I think not.


on Oct. 11 2010 at 3:30 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

alright then, here are the pearly whites you have requested. i do now ask back the tomato sauce and the somewhat tarnished ranch dressing.

on Oct. 11 2010 at 2:25 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

Silence? How uncharacteristic of you!

on Oct. 11 2010 at 12:01 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

...(silence)...

on Oct. 11 2010 at 11:24 am
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're the boss, my dear. Keep showin' us those pearly whites.

on Oct. 10 2010 at 8:52 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

well, yeah, so everybody knows who I'm talking about. whatever you like captain...

on Oct. 10 2010 at 11:32 am
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

I'd be lovin' that. I've been thinking of writing something in your honor also; you're quite a subject for poetry. My name? As in Thesilentraven?

on Oct. 9 2010 at 8:50 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

you've inspired me captain to do my dancecaptain. i'd just love to dedicate something to you. do you mind if i use your name?

on Oct. 9 2010 at 7:19 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

Why, so soon? Well, thanks. Indeed, I am amazed by it. Don't you dare remove those scars; you've lived a boring life if your heart hasn't collected a few. Cheers, Boo. I'll need to keep your heart for the time being.

on Oct. 9 2010 at 4:11 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

My dear darling, here is my heart of which you have requested. you seem to be amazed by such violent bloodfolw. do i dare remove the scars?


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