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Cigarettes

October 31, 2014
By Literature_Darling GOLD, Warrenton, Virginia
Literature_Darling GOLD, Warrenton, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"To live is the rarest thing of all. Most people exsist and that is all." ~Oscar Wilde
"I am a writer quite by accident, the way one my fall and rip a hole in their jeans." ~Blogger H. B. Sachs


She no longer smells the same.
Somewhere in between heartbreak and desperation,
She ran of cigarettes.
The quiet kisses of menthol Camels was replaced
By the mixture of whatever brand she could bum off the passing students.
The smoker’s bench became her home.
She baptized it in tears, calls it son.
Says it is only family that will ever hear her cry.
The only one that will ever understand.
And as I wait, pressed against the door frame,
Searching for any part of the girl I loved…
I come up empty handed,
Heart aching as I realize she gone.
Her make-up is too dark now, trying to cover the evidence of her sleepless nights,
Her hair is loose, falling in uncombed strips across her hallow eyes.
Her hands shake.
And when I reach out my own to steady hers,
She pulls away.
Back into the shell of mourning that she has become accustomed to.
A place where, not even I can find her.
So I let her go,
Knowing that some days even love comes across as pity,
I let the door close,
My hand still extended as if to comfort.
But she’s no longer there.



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dya.o PLATINUM said...
on Nov. 13 2014 at 10:26 am
dya.o PLATINUM, Milton, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“If consensus is overrated, I think balance is, too.
I have no interest in living a balanced life.
I want a life of adventure.” | Chris Guillebeau

Wow. Just wow... That's all that needs to be said about this poem. The lines are consistent, and your word choice was marvelous. All in all you pulled this off miraculously. I especially love the part, "Her make-up is too dark now, trying to cover the evidence of her sleepless nights, Her hair is loose, falling in uncombed strips across her hallow eyes. Her hands shake. And when I reach out my own to steady hers, She pulls away."   This part is what really stabbed me with emotion! I love you work, please continue to write!

on Nov. 7 2014 at 4:22 pm
MIA_maire99 BRONZE, Bay City, Michigan
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just..wow...i want to read it over and over again. i love the words you use, they flow together very nicely. im memorized by it. keep doing what your doing, cause your doing it right

on Nov. 6 2014 at 12:23 pm
Princess.Renda GOLD, Travelers Rest, South Carolina
14 articles 0 photos 159 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All the world is made of faith, trust, and pixie dust." --J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

This is so amazing! A bit heart breaking too. Your writing is absolutly beautiful, Literarute_Darling!! <4 I esspecially love the bit, "She baptized it in tears..." Its really good. You have such talent, darlin'. Keep writing, love :)

on Nov. 5 2014 at 7:41 pm
SleepingWithScissors BRONZE, Little Genesee, New York
4 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Together by chance, forever by choice"

that is amazing C:!!! Keep doing what you do because wow its very unique!

Zjea100 SILVER said...
on Nov. 5 2014 at 5:09 pm
Zjea100 SILVER, Tacoma, Washington
5 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Simply stunning...such a strong image...wow! Keep writing!

on Nov. 4 2014 at 8:36 pm
Evey4321 SILVER, Fiskdale, Massachusetts
6 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
― Marilyn Monroe

Oooh interesting concept! I liked your flow and choice of imagery... Well written!


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