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October 2, 2013
By burningskylines PLATINUM, Birmingham, Alabama
burningskylines PLATINUM, Birmingham, Alabama
20 articles 6 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters. — Stephen King


Beautiful dresses, eyes too bright;
a girl sells her body to the night.

Dark make-up, hungry wishes;
long nights filled with smoky kisses.

Men too lonely, sheets too bloody;
still she'll walk the streets for money.

Burning hurt and heated rush;
life destroys her sanguine blush.

Aching for love, relying on lust;
betrayed by men she can't help but trust.

Broken eyes, dirty lace;
one blow could kill that fragile face.

Days filled with lasting sorrow;
nothing but pain in her tomorrow.

And when she tries so hard to feel;
she can't earn back what they steal.


The author's comments:
What I gave is yours to keep.

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on Sep. 17 2014 at 5:27 pm
burningskylines PLATINUM, Birmingham, Alabama
20 articles 6 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters. — Stephen King

Thanks you. It means so much to me.

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Oct. 16 2013 at 5:20 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 527 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

Wow...this broke just my heart. In a good way! You really called attention to this, because it's constantly happening. Amazing job!

on Oct. 12 2013 at 8:48 pm
burningskylines PLATINUM, Birmingham, Alabama
20 articles 6 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters. — Stephen King

Thank you so much. <3

on Oct. 12 2013 at 8:42 pm
burningskylines PLATINUM, Birmingham, Alabama
20 articles 6 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters. — Stephen King

Thank you. I really appreciate it.

on Oct. 12 2013 at 8:41 pm
burningskylines PLATINUM, Birmingham, Alabama
20 articles 6 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters. — Stephen King

Thank you!

on Oct. 12 2013 at 8:41 pm
burningskylines PLATINUM, Birmingham, Alabama
20 articles 6 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters. — Stephen King

Thank you. I want to call attention to problems like this going on. People always seem to be denying or ignoring it.

on Oct. 11 2013 at 12:16 pm
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
89 articles 4 photos 201 comments

Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories

This was breathtaking. literally

Free- GOLD said...
on Oct. 11 2013 at 12:07 pm
Free- GOLD, Blllll, Kentucky
14 articles 1 photo 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I believe in you and I believe in me, and I believe that we are not meaningless."
"What a waste of a perfectly good wrist."

One of the best poems I have ever read

on Oct. 10 2013 at 6:51 pm
DarkHeartInMe BRONZE, Chelsea, Alabama
4 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
I became insane with long intervals of horrible insanity !!

I love how this poem relates to so many people . It very narley

Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 10 2013 at 6:49 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

The painful emotion used in this poem is touching. It's awful to read a story like this, knowing that is does occur every day. Congrats on the Editors' Choice. 

on Oct. 10 2013 at 6:17 pm
burningskylines PLATINUM, Birmingham, Alabama
20 articles 6 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters. — Stephen King

Thanks :) It means a lot.

on Oct. 10 2013 at 6:17 pm
burningskylines PLATINUM, Birmingham, Alabama
20 articles 6 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters. — Stephen King

Thank you so much!

on Oct. 10 2013 at 10:09 am
AudreyAKAThatWriterGirl GOLD, New York, New York
11 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"But sometimes it's 9am on a tuesday morning and you're standing at the kitchen bench waiting for the toast to pop up. And the smell of dusty sunlight and earl gray tea makes you miss him so much you don't know what to do with your hands." - Scanlan

This is absolutely fantastic

on Oct. 10 2013 at 6:20 am
thatunknownthing DIAMOND, Dubai, Other
67 articles 0 photos 211 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift; that's why they call it the present"

wow. simply amazing. your idea and your conveyance are both breathtaking. 5/5!


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