"Cold shoulder."

January 11, 2013
By lissa_ GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
lissa_ GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
16 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything."- Suckerpunch
"The purpose of life is to be a better version of yourself."- Lucy Hale


And so I pretend.
.
What's wrong with that?
I do it to protect myself
from getting hurt again...


And so I lie.
.
Don't we all?
I do it because I'm scared
of what the truth means...


This leaves me nowhere-
in case you haven't guessed.
I'm hoping to perhaps fall into a dare,
so I can confess.


This hasn't happened-
in case you thought the truth was out.
I wish the secrets would end.
Although, it might just start a circle of never-ending doubt.


These words roll of my tongue with ease.
And yet, I'm not quite sure what they mean.
My head tells me to ignore this mess,
but please, this cold shoulder to my heart is live- less.


These thoughts crowd in close,
but their doubt clouds their vision.
My heart pounds in agreement.
I know too well, I must admit.


This story has no ending yet,
I haven't had the chance.
So let's make a bet?
I'll get out of this trance,
once I no longer see it as a threat.


This mess is still a crowd of strangers-
who I haven't met.
Its silhouette is shaped for dangers-
taunting me: "it's too late. the futures set."


The author's comments:
"We fear what we can't control."
Sincerely,

The Truth

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lissa_ GOLD said...
on Jan. 22 2013 at 4:53 pm
lissa_ GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
16 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything."- Suckerpunch
"The purpose of life is to be a better version of yourself."- Lucy Hale

Thank you!(:

flanny SILVER said...
on Jan. 20 2013 at 2:19 pm
flanny SILVER, Madison, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Wow! that was very moving, and very compelling. I liked how you divided the poem into stanzas, it seemed very natural. Great writing!

lissa_ GOLD said...
on Jan. 20 2013 at 2:39 am
lissa_ GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
16 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything."- Suckerpunch
"The purpose of life is to be a better version of yourself."- Lucy Hale

Thank you!(:

on Jan. 19 2013 at 9:34 pm
remembermeplz PLATINUM, Friend, Nebraska
36 articles 10 photos 230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace" -- Jimi Hendrix

this is so beautiful, the last line really blew me away

lissa_ GOLD said...
on Jan. 19 2013 at 8:33 pm
lissa_ GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
16 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything."- Suckerpunch
"The purpose of life is to be a better version of yourself."- Lucy Hale

Thanks! That means a lot.(: And yea I'd love it if you read some more of mine! Specifically, "Humbly Beautifl". --indiewriter<3

on Jan. 19 2013 at 7:19 pm
RandomPoet SILVER, Apopka, Florida
9 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what your gonna get"Forrest Gump
"Never say goodbye, because goodbye means going away and going away means for getting"Peterpan

I can relate to this poem. I was the same way. But i got out of it. I like it. The poem flows well and it is relateable to alot of people not just myself. Your a truly gifted writer and i can't wait to read more of your work:)

lissa_ GOLD said...
on Jan. 19 2013 at 5:50 pm
lissa_ GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
16 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything."- Suckerpunch
"The purpose of life is to be a better version of yourself."- Lucy Hale

Thanks! I'll be sure to check out your work.(: --indiewriter<3

on Jan. 19 2013 at 4:00 pm
mattisonteeter GOLD, Los Angeles, California
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I loved this! The descriptiveness was wonderful. if you have time, your feedback would be greatly appreciated! -M

lissa_ GOLD said...
on Jan. 19 2013 at 2:40 pm
lissa_ GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
16 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything."- Suckerpunch
"The purpose of life is to be a better version of yourself."- Lucy Hale

Thank you!(:

on Jan. 19 2013 at 5:32 am
LinkinPark12 PLATINUM, Lincolnshire, Other
45 articles 1 photo 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
Work like you don’t need money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching. ¦ I like change - but only when everything stays the same.

This a really good :) well done :D


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