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Lassitude MAG

By Brian S., Philadelphia, PA

     Midnight stars that drag along,
foolish man who sings heavy-hearted songs.
Flowers in the field - never to blossom,
ambitious dreams hidden at the bottom,
wonder turns to resentment, as summer turns to autumn.
Seasons of color, and days of faded undertone,
intangible scent of this cologne,
leaves me in a daydream of yesteryear,
I’ll keep living in this nightmare ...
until all my life disappears.
Too many times now,
I’ve struggled against the tide,
Too many times now,
I’ve had to listen to these lies,
Too many times now,
I’ve had to drown in my own cries,
these very tears,
I’ve shed for my own creed,
but I no longer have any blood to bleed,
and I’d love to believe,
that you’re no longer something that I need.
This oblivious angel rejects her wings,
and all her given prestige,
love is not a matter in which she is willing to concede.
These hands bare nothing,
as those worn eyes take in the dwindling bliss,
this flame withers into an abyss.

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on Nov. 29 2009 at 12:02 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

Wow! just wow! I really don't know what to say about this piece. Its so powerful. So strong. So deep. I could feel the emotions put into these words. Great job!

on Nov. 20 2009 at 8:23 pm
SophaDee SILVER, Westport, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all."- The Breakfast Club

I'm practically speechless...that blew me away. The rhyming was flawless and it just came together beautifully. Congradulations! :]

LaylaViolet said...
on Sep. 17 2009 at 11:20 am
It was so deep and very moving. It almost made me cry. Very amazazing. ;)

on Sep. 10 2009 at 12:27 am
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

Wow, this is the best poem i have read on here. I feel like i can relate to this, its so beautiful i cant find one flaw in this whole thing. Keep it up, you are going to go far if you do:)