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Blow Out the Candle

August 4, 2013
By Carly_Elizabeth PLATINUM, Othello, Washington
Carly_Elizabeth PLATINUM, Othello, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
Roald Dahl


A single tear
Rolled down my red cheeks
One tear,
That's all there's going to be

White knuckles
Clenched the picture

Last time,

Seeing him smile

Shattered frame
Scattered across the floor

The pills,

Poison running down my throat

Red candle flame
Turned to smoke once I blew it out

Dark sleep,

Carried me to him


The author's comments:
I miss him.

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on Oct. 28 2013 at 9:56 pm
Carly_Elizabeth PLATINUM, Othello, Washington
39 articles 0 photos 131 comments

Favorite Quote:
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
Roald Dahl

Haha that's ok nelehjr. I like names all the same, I steal other peoples and use them as character names too. And your names got a certain... flow too it haha. 

on Oct. 27 2013 at 6:32 pm
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
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Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Oh that's so sad! It tells a story well though.
By the way, as creepy as this is, I really love your name Carly Elizabeth. It's got music. That's probobly going to wind up a character name.

on Sep. 13 2013 at 8:44 pm
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
34 articles 2 photos 658 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"

I can feel the anger in this poem by the words you used. I don't entirely get the ending though. Did she kill herself or just fall asleep?