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I see the monument in the distance
And a blossom blooms in my brain.
My feet stop dead in their tracks,
Omniscient of the lots around them.
January shivers down my spine,
Unlocking a memory I want to forget;
But I see her face every-time.
She has no name.
They call her The Girl with the Glasgow Grin.

My heart beats heavy
When I think of her.
I see her:
Her laugh, her fear, her plea;
A life clipped short.
But they don't care;
She's a present to them, a mystery wrapped in enigma,
Just as the Wolf-Man sent.
She is more to me, a part of me.
Why? Why do I feel this horrific bond?
I never knew her.
I never knew The Girl with the Glasgow Grin.

My eyes haven't tricked me, time has.
I see her there, lying among the clumps of brown grass,
Arms beckoning in false exaltation,
Her dreams eaten by weeds.
The curls of her black petals,
Burnt wisps in stagnant air.
Warm skin melted to ivory;
Translucent eyes turned opaque.
They rejoice at the sight of her, the Fiends!
This is all she is to them:
The Girl with the Glasgow Grin.

They like to gossip
And libel her.
She's the gutter w*****, the flashy escort, the exotic temptress.
She's divided, stem cut.
The flower preserved in perversity,
The roots tainted by noir.
But I see her unscathed:
Sweet.
Kind.
Naïve.
Lost, trying to find her way.
What have they done to you?
You are more than what they have made you.
You are more than The Girl with the Glasgow Grin.

I know the truth
But I am just one.
I can't stop them. They won't listen.
They need only what the Wolf-Man has given.
I want to tell her it's not her fault.
I want to tell her it's okay.
But she can't hear me;
She's a memory now,
Silenced in a world where she can not speak,
Can not feel,
Can not cry her liquid tears.
What about me? I come back to myself.
I should be moving on, yet I linger
So that I might catch a glimpse
Of The Girl with the Glasgow Grin.




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funguy1234 said...
Apr. 4, 2012 at 9:49 am:
it aws great =]
 
NickyJ replied...
Apr. 4, 2012 at 1:57 pm :
Thank You =]
 
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ZhadaMone said...
Apr. 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm:
Your so welcome. You need more recognition.
 
NickyJ replied...
Apr. 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm :
You're too kind. But I'm grateful for people like you who make posting my work online worth it!
 
ZhadaMone replied...
Apr. 4, 2012 at 10:37 am :
Well you are more than welcome, i will continue to read your work :) !!
 
NickyJ replied...
Apr. 4, 2012 at 1:57 pm :
Thanks so much!
 
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RedNielsen17 said...
Apr. 3, 2012 at 6:32 pm:
I absolutely loved it! Fantastic! Great work, and wonderful way of wording your feelings :) Great job. 
 
NickyJ replied...
Apr. 3, 2012 at 10:04 pm :
Thank You, that makes me really happy :3
 
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ZhadaMone said...
Apr. 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm:
......perfection.....
 
NickyJ replied...
Apr. 3, 2012 at 2:21 pm :
Wow, Thanks!!
 
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teeny-tiny said...
Apr. 2, 2012 at 5:51 pm:

it sound good im reading all of them btw. i love how u let ur mind go free with words and mad a good poem i cant do that. its wonderful i love it

 

 
NickyJ replied...
Apr. 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm :
Thank you, teeny, and remember you can do anything you set you're mind to, so long as you really want it. don't let anyone tell you otherwise ;)
 
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Jazzy92517 said...
Apr. 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm:
awesome work!!!
 
NickyJ replied...
Apr. 2, 2012 at 5:29 pm :
Thank You! :D
 
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Rosedeathangel said...
Apr. 2, 2012 at 10:56 am:
I love your poem. its amazing about the persons feelings about the meaning of passion of life.
 
NickyJ replied...
Apr. 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm :
Thank You! I'm glad you like it.
 
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QueenCourtThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Apr. 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm:
wow truely amazing you have talent sorry for being mean earlier i really have to learn to control my temper
 
NickyJ replied...
Apr. 1, 2012 at 11:35 pm :
Don't worry about it. Thanks for the Read.
 
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zone7494This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Apr. 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm:
This is a very interesting poem, you have true talent
 
NickyJ replied...
Apr. 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm :
Much Appreciated.
 
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