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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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SpringRayynThis 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...
Mar. 31, 2012 at 10:15 am
This poem is interesting, but confusing too. It made sense, but it made me think; which, I guess, is a good thing.
 
NickyJ replied...
Mar. 31, 2012 at 12:50 pm
Yeah, I get that alot. Anyway, Thank you for the feedback!
 
Ariya said...
Mar. 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm
This is packed to the brim with meaning and I like the descriptions.
 
NickyJ replied...
Mar. 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm
Thank You for the feedback!
 
Sugar_Chinchilla said...
Mar. 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm

This is /very/ lovely. ;3;

Loving the descriptions and the over all creepy-ness~

 
NickyJ replied...
Mar. 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm
Thanks for reading!
 
KateLA said...
Mar. 24, 2012 at 10:49 pm
I'm really impressed with your descriptions, you kept the drama going all throughout your poem. I love how you came up with great lines such as, 'The flower preserved in perversity,'-that was a great one, you really have talent!
 
NickyJ replied...
Mar. 24, 2012 at 11:32 pm
Thank you Kate! I'm glad you liked it :)
 
ValentinesEyes said...
Mar. 22, 2012 at 3:49 pm
This was so beautiful! I enjoyes reading it :)
 
NickyJ replied...
Mar. 22, 2012 at 5:04 pm
Thank You!
 
Aphrodite84 said...
Mar. 21, 2012 at 7:18 pm
Not bad nicky............ I really like it. not bad..... Keep writing this series.
 
NickyJ replied...
Mar. 21, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Thank you :)

However the "series" is finished. It's only the 3 poems. I might write a short story using the same inspiration, but I haven't figured out all the details.

 
SWKit_kat said...
Mar. 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm
I love your word choice and the flow of the poem. Great use of pauses.
 
NickyJ replied...
Mar. 20, 2012 at 8:38 pm
Thank You. You're the first person to mention the pauses :)
 
BrianaK said...
Mar. 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm
This is amazing!!!! Keep Writing!!!
 
NickyJ replied...
Mar. 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm
Thank You!
 
Tonia P. said...
Mar. 18, 2012 at 10:47 pm
That girl with the Glasgow grin, she drowns in their shadows like the sun collapsing into thick couds. This is a beautifully written piece. Keep writing. You have inspired me.
 
NickyJ replied...
Mar. 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Nice figurative language XD

And thank you for reading! I'm glad I could inspire you :)

 
ThornTheGirl said...
Mar. 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Alrighty. Feedback...feedback...feedback...?

 

Um, so, let's see. Positive.

First of all, it had this great vibe to it. Creepy/beautiful, kinda like the mood.

Second of all, I'm super tired, so don't expect me to make sense.

Third, I swear my feedback is usually helpful.

Fourth, I really liked it.

Fifth, the imagery was amazing.

Sixth, I can't believe I'm still numbering these things.

Seventh, I loved the refrain.

Eigh... (more »)

 
NickyJ replied...
Mar. 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm
Lol thanks. Your drunk talk really isn't so bad, it might even be better than your sober talk :3
 
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