Nightmare Called Life

October 24, 2010
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Moon shining on an opal lake,
Stars dimmed by the heavy cloak called fog
Blonde mane covering her face, where
two wet eyes stared, stared
at their reflection
Tears streaming down her face
Blood pouring from cuts, wounds
That she had thought were necessary
The willow tree brushing, tickling
the back of her neck, sending a
Shiver through her skeletal frame
Purple bags hung, like a weight
From her eyes, lips chewed down to the bone...
A silver locket torn in two, all that was left of her heart...
The life she had led, pain, betrayal, anger, coming down to this ruin...
And as she cried onto the frozen lake, she saw a corpse,
Floating, floating, there beneath the brittle surface.
She was shocked, scared, terrified
Until. She. Realized.
It. Was. Herself.

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ErisRose said...
Dec. 21, 2011 at 10:07 pm
Thank you! I would love to check out some of your work:)
WhittyKitty This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 17, 2011 at 4:35 pm
Wow... Just... Wow. This gave me goosebumbs!
ErisRose replied...
Dec. 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Thank you. I originally wrote this without any pauses or formatting and I liked it better that way. When I posted this I changed the way it flowed a little bit and I wish I kept it the way it was originally.
WhittyKitty This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 20, 2011 at 11:24 pm
You should choose the format you like best but I think it's amazing the way it is! :) could you check out my stuff sometime?
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