(My title is too long. It is at the head of the poem itself)

August 2, 2011
By lapisleaves DIAMOND, Durham, New Hampshire
lapisleaves DIAMOND, Durham, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"...I wish none of this had happened." "So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."

[Title]: I Want Some Kind of Love or Recognition for All the Sinners and the Saints I Have Become

I want some kind of
Love or recognition
For all the sinners and the saints I have become.
I want that kind of
Lust and triumph only brought
From war or battle,
Yet still I wish for
That peace in quiet glen.
I want burning starlight to
Pierce my eyes and scorch
My skin.
I want the cold
And running waters of
Northern fjords to kill
The sun.
I want the lily petals
To unravel,
To shrink and die and
Wrinkle and become the
Old dry dust that itches stone floors.
I want to hear the
Roars of cave trolls
And ride abroad the backs of bears.
I want to break the
Spines of fragile sapling
And bend the brittle
Roses’ necks.
I want to blow every
Tiny snowflake, all so delicate And clean, from the

Frozen earth the crown,

As they are blasted to


I want to rip and shred

The fine soft threads of
Dandelion fluff, then

Strip the tender green

Away and drown my mouth

In the milky wine inside.
I want to crush the
Butterfly’s gentle wings to
A glittery, powdery grit
And catch the nocturnal
Moth from frosty teeth
And deliver it to hot
Furnace to eat.
I want to steal the
Stolen sunken treasures
From the apple-dappled
Sea, and melt them and
Burn them long and drop
Them into form of key.
I want to clash the
Swords and weaponry
And sing till vocal cords
Strain, and live the
Life I’ve always
Wanted, as I want it lived.

The author's comments:
This was my first (I believe) spew poem. It became a representation of a wild facet of my personality/soul, and as it resembles a volatile part of myself, I have mixed feelings towards it.

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