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Love Committed Suicide MAG

June 6, 2014
By J.Dillinger PLATINUM, South Plainfield, New Jersey
J.Dillinger PLATINUM, South Plainfield, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are feeling right now, there is a mathematical certainty someone is feeling the exact same way. This isn't to say you aren't special. This is to say thank God you aren't special."
- Neil Hilborn


Love committed suicide in the streets that night.
The opium lamplights grew dim on the scene.
The police came, reports were filed, the doctors
Searched for a cause of death as if there was
Some damnable way of resurrecting it, as if dead
Was not actually dead but rather sleeping. As if
If they actually knew what the problem was, they
Could save it. But love committed suicide in the streets.
It could not and would not be saved. So the funeral came.
Its patrons attended, mostly teenagers, divorcees, widows
And other lost souls. Love was buried with its correspondences
Beneath its elbow. The eulogy was garbage, much like the
Explanation they tried to give as to why anyone would
Do such a wicked thing to the ground in which it now arrived.
The spades looked like metal hearts and the hearts that ceased
Beating at the sound of the spades began to rust into nothing.
The stone upon which its name was carved was put into place
And the priest swore love off and the congregation shuffled away,
Trying to find love even though it was gone. They searched
Caf├ęs, Bars, Parks, Clubs, Strangers' Beds and Libraries.
They never really found what they were looking for.
They could only look through ancient photo albums and
Call love's disconnected number late at night,
Drunk and praying to God that someday someone would
Be on the other end of the line.



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on Jan. 19 2015 at 12:14 pm
mereCat PLATINUM, Horsham, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"I am finally colouring inside the lines I live between"

You're welcome!

on Jan. 18 2015 at 6:26 pm
J.Dillinger PLATINUM, South Plainfield, New Jersey
21 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are feeling right now, there is a mathematical certainty someone is feeling the exact same way. This isn't to say you aren't special. This is to say thank God you aren't special."
- Neil Hilborn

@mereCat @micshea99 Thank you guys so much. I never thought anything I wrote would actually be worth re-reading. Thank you for the plaudits

on Oct. 21 2014 at 2:48 pm
micshea99 PLATINUM, Matthews, North Carolina
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^^same! I love the last line!!!

on Oct. 18 2014 at 2:55 am
mereCat PLATINUM, Horsham, Other
46 articles 0 photos 183 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am finally colouring inside the lines I live between"

I saw this in the magazine and meant to find it on here so that I could comment but never got round to it... I re-read it last night and realised that I needed to come and tell you how beautiful it was. The end to it is simply perfection.

Yoela PLATINUM said...
on Sep. 29 2014 at 2:59 pm
Yoela PLATINUM, Seattle, Washington
27 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My powers stretch over the horizon and work even when my eyes are closed"

I love how love becomes a tangible thing, maybe a person. This poem truly proves how dependant we are on love. I love this poem!

on Aug. 26 2014 at 11:34 pm
TakeAGuessKatara SILVER, Beltsville, Maryland
8 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live for tomorrow, remember today, and smile because you survived yesterday," by Me

This is such an interesting way to write about love! I like how it shows the aftermath of losing love and how everything can just fall apart. This poem was written beautifully and had a true message. 


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