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Death

June 30, 2014
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks


What a unique little treasure, thought death in his den.
I'll name it Time, and make the clock spin.

He started it all, depressed and alone.
Death was excited when rose the headstone.

What a powerful device is a man and his blade.
my what a tragic and beautiful mess I have made.

They cut skin on purpose, so devoid of hope.
Poor children never taught how to cope.

What a unique little treasure, thought death in his den.
hoping the humans would bleed once again.


The author's comments:
Death is someone I blame for my friends' depression

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on Jan. 9 at 11:54 am
Bajabassist BRONZE, No, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"Music is my true love. Why? Because it's the only thing in my life that hasn't broken my heart, and never will." ~Julia Pierce

Gurl, you're making me cry! I can really relate to this. It's nice to know that I'm not alone :)

on Oct. 10 2014 at 9:45 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Wow! Thank you so much, you have no idea what that means to me! :)

on Oct. 9 2014 at 7:31 am
XxSmilesxX GOLD, Menasha, Wisconsin
15 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
Depression is like a war, you either win, or die trying.

To be honest.. Oh my gosh.. Probably one of the best poems I've ever read

on Jul. 16 2014 at 1:23 am
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you for the feedback @Kaydie!

on Jul. 15 2014 at 8:46 pm
Kaydie PLATINUM, Uyo, Other
23 articles 0 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There are all these ideas about what is perfect and what is beautifu land what is smart,but the most appealing thing is,that which is me is nobody else"







-Jennifer Lopez

You made death sound less scary but truly bloody...wonderful.  

on Jul. 15 2014 at 10:27 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

I loved and still love your poems and I loved reading them, so much!!! Your poems helped me!!! ^_^

on Jul. 15 2014 at 10:26 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Thank you for reading my work, Liv.Harris! ^_^ also, you're welcome!

on Jul. 14 2014 at 9:29 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you sooo much! But my poetry is NOTHING compared to yours! I am very glad I had the pleasure of reading your work, and the honour of you reading mine! Thanks again! XD

on Jul. 14 2014 at 7:45 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Very, very powerful!!! This has a connection to me and my life. You're very amzing, Liv.Harris, as yourself and a writer. Your poem has depth and SO MUCH!!! Wonderful job, Liv.Harris!!! ^_^  

on Jul. 8 2014 at 11:19 am
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you! :)

on Jul. 7 2014 at 11:02 pm
Popcornjazz SILVER, Gahana, Ohio
5 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live life while you can

 Has a scary little twist in it so its good

on Jul. 1 2014 at 7:15 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you XD

on Jul. 1 2014 at 7:14 pm
CreativeFreakkk DIAMOND, Spencer, Iowa
53 articles 40 photos 204 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone. -Andy Biersack
Sometimes you gotta fall before you can fly. -Kellin Quinn
You made me hate my own reflection. -Sleeping With Sirens

I love how you incorpoated the word death

on Jul. 1 2014 at 7:00 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thanks! I love to personify Death into a person, because everyone wants a scapegoat, and he seems so perfect for it. XP

on Jul. 1 2014 at 6:58 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

I'm glad you like that line, its my fave too lol CX

on Jul. 1 2014 at 6:57 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you so much! XD

on Jul. 1 2014 at 5:32 pm
TravelerenRoute GOLD, Ribera, New Mexico
13 articles 1 photo 66 comments

Favorite Quote:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."
Marianne Williamson

Awesome. Very creepy and well written

on Jul. 1 2014 at 5:05 pm
theblondechick GOLD, Kingsport, Tennessee
14 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
I want to live and feel all the shades, tones, and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life.
And I am horribly limited.
-Sylvia Path

This was very intriguing and well written. I really liked the first stanza and the line "I'l name it Time, and make the clock spin." Very clever. Wonderful poem!

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on Jul. 1 2014 at 5:02 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Great use of personification throughout this poem! I love how you built Death's character in just a few lines. The poem has a unique haunting feeling to it as well, making it all the more interesting to read. Great job!


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