Ill-fated Swallow

January 4, 2011
By WikdChick GOLD, Shannon, Mississippi
WikdChick GOLD, Shannon, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children; even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay.

sometimes I dream:
dream of a bittersweet elixir that masks
,at least for a little while,
the shadows that creep outside Consciousness.
sometimes, at night, I dream of poison.

smooth, heady. this potion
meant for my enemy has ‘oft been
my own compulsion;
eating away at composure.
barricading me in hollow temperament.

liquid visions, of faraway dreams
hidden hopes and feelings cast
in dark clouds bring a disturbing joy.
but the future is not were my dream lies.
even if they break into this world.

passion, justice…
the self-destructive silence of retribution
fades into many a sleepless night.
restlessness. this ache must be relieved.
else I might go quite mad.

yet only a shameful pleasure is found,
in satisfaction.
unsatisfactory. now
worse off than I was. self-serving
two-faced viper!

serving only to sully my soul.
tarnishing my own reputation.
not what it was intended to be.
making a monster out of man, a
chain reaction: Revenge is tasteless.

The author's comments:
One day, someone of higher standing than I broke a promise to my mother and I. As upset as we were, we understood what goes around comes around and that you can't change hatefull people. Besides, ours was not to ask how or why...

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on Jan. 8 2011 at 7:36 pm
Shminkanator5000 SILVER, Rochester, New York
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"the only thing we have to fear is fear itself"

That was really cool! Nice word choices and diction. It was very well written! 5 stars =) Check out some of my work? Thanks!

lollypops GOLD said...
on Jan. 7 2011 at 9:54 pm
lollypops GOLD, Pilot, Virginia
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i love the last sentence revenge is tasteless


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