The Industrial Heart

March 9, 2013
By Amaranthinium GOLD, Dade City, Florida
Amaranthinium GOLD, Dade City, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not let numbers tell you what to do. You are blood and earth, not theory and chalk." -Welcome to Night Vale


The world keeps clanging on
Pulleys hiss and rise and fall
Cities on my tongue belch; bellow -
Rotten industry!
Big and small inside my bones
And ribs and heart, and me
I cannot stand, I cannot rise
I am held back by the tides
Of seas of grey and cyanide
And blood-born waves of things inside
Sentiments that I can’t hide
(Though, believe me, I have tried)

There it is -
My sinister smile taped to a mirror on the wall!
(If I could wear my wheat, would I bother at all?)


Drop your eyes -

For the world answers only to poison and sweat!

(That falls as blood on all our heads)


I have tried to rectify
Elucidate, justify
I have danced out in the rain
I have slept with the bones of saints
But everything ends up the same -
With coal dust in the cracks



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on Apr. 2 2014 at 12:07 pm
JohnPaulGeorgeandRingo BRONZE, Scranton, Pennsylvania
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"There is a prospect greater than the sea and that is the Sky. There is a Prospect greater than the Sky and that is the Human Soul." ~Victor Hugo Les Miserables

I said i'd look at your stuff, i'm glad i did, beutiful peotry!

on Jun. 8 2013 at 12:12 pm
Amaranthinium GOLD, Dade City, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not let numbers tell you what to do. You are blood and earth, not theory and chalk." -Welcome to Night Vale

Thank you very much :D 

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Stella_Val_Illicia GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
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I am, quite frankly, speechless. This is so beautiful I have no idea what to say. And I'm not just saying that for effect. I'm serious. Just beautiful.


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