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Apocalypse

July 28, 2013
By Shade3043 DIAMOND, Shade3043 Did This, In Case Of Anonymous, Other
Shade3043 DIAMOND, Shade3043 Did This, In Case Of Anonymous, Other
87 articles 0 photos 168 comments

Favorite Quote:
When I was a boy, I would always hear scary things in the news and my mother would say to me, "Always look for the helpers. Everywhere you look you will always find people helping." - Fred Rogers


I remember how the raindrops disappeared.
How the ice melted. How the flames seared.
I heard the overwhelming sirens of sleep.
Dragging me down to the same machines.
A blank screen, a dreary simple canvas.
Splash on the shades of hatred, splash onto Hell.

It's so obvious that the words are wasted.
The clock goes on, but the hands are unmoving.
So just for this once, take my hand.
Draw the horizon, in the sand.
The chains I see, God is slowly sinking the ships.
Sing with me through this apocalypse.

I don't even know if you are there.
So let's pretend that the worlds are isolated.
Just sinking into the gates to Wonderland.
Over and over again.
Gaining entry through the bridges, the fences and birds.


It's so obvious that the words are wasted.
The clock goes on, but the hands are unmoving.
So just for this once, take my hand.
Draw the horizon, in the sand.
The chains I see, God is slowly sinking the ships.
Sing with me through this apocalypse.



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on Sep. 27 2014 at 7:06 pm
Crystallite BRONZE, Santa Elena, Other
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this is so beautiful and awesome and :-D

on Apr. 28 2014 at 12:55 am
burningpizzavoid SILVER, ROYAL PALM BEACH, Florida
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i really like this, im so jealous of ur talent

on Aug. 24 2013 at 2:23 am
chronosun BRONZE, Movingsomewherenew, Illinois
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interesting poem. needs a little work on rhythm and rhyme scheme but it is a song so it must fit to some sort of music. I would definitely love to see it set to the music that played in your head when you wrote this.

on Aug. 4 2013 at 5:18 pm
Shade3043 DIAMOND, Shade3043 Did This, In Case Of Anonymous, Other
87 articles 0 photos 168 comments

Favorite Quote:
When I was a boy, I would always hear scary things in the news and my mother would say to me, "Always look for the helpers. Everywhere you look you will always find people helping." - Fred Rogers

Thank you all for the feedback it is much appreciated. :D

on Aug. 4 2013 at 5:16 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

OH WOWWW. :P I am seriously in love with everything about this. It's SO well written, and beautiful, and deep.  Like, seriously, I am going to save this somewhere. The rhythm, word choice, everythinggggggg was amazing. Thanks for writing this! :) 1,000,00/5 stars :P 

on Aug. 1 2013 at 7:19 pm
Fallen_ PLATINUM, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
25 articles 3 photos 436 comments

Favorite Quote:
" a shattered world is only an opening into a new beginning with laughs, smiles, and love all around enter the world of the light and away from the broken darkness"

I love your work. It was a little hard to understand but it was amazing to read and I love the title everything just blends together  

on Aug. 1 2013 at 3:45 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

I like the rhythm you have in this song as well as the imagery. My only criticism is that at points I didn't understand what you meant (even though it sounded amazing) like "I heard the overwhelming sirens of sleep/Dragging me down to the same machines." However, I enjoyed reading this! KEEP WRITING AWESOME STUFF! :DD

on Aug. 1 2013 at 12:53 pm
Quratulain BRONZE, Karachi, Other
3 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love is what is left in the relationship when selfishness has been taken out."

You write really well..Keeep it up!

on Aug. 1 2013 at 12:50 pm
bloodwraith1 GOLD, Cape Town, Other
11 articles 51 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
time is what keeps things from happening at once.
i will show you fear in a hand full of dust.

Great work Shade. I love the fow and the imagery. Really makes this poem raw and real.

Zolenz DIAMOND said...
on Jul. 30 2013 at 12:21 pm
Zolenz DIAMOND, Musquodoboit Harbour, NS, Other
65 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
The pain that have cost us, the evils which have never happened.
- Thomas Jefferson

I love this! the last four lines are stuck in my head, they flow and I love the apocalypse idea. 5 stars


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