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The Lawless Mind MAG

By Scheherazade K., Winter Park, FL

When golden caskets horrors hold,
And lead are filled with treasure,
Is all that’s true that we are told
So far away from pleasure?
Harpies, Devils, Angels come
To twist and change our fate,
But how can we never succumb
To what we can’t relate?
Ever-changing artist of all forms you can devise,
Superstitions, all traditions, lie behind our eyes.
All things are one-sided farces,
All things are delusions.
Present and Historic subjects
All contain illusions.
Professionals can’t hope to find
Our comprehension flawless,
For of the aspects of mankind,
The mind’s the only lawless

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i love this so much!

This is so true. Your great at writing. :)

on Oct. 17 2017 at 2:43 pm
Siri.Writes BRONZE, Knapp, Wisconsin
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You may not be the Queen, but without the people, there is no Queen." -Siri.Writes

Yes! You know how to dig deep and find a new way of seeing the never-ending boundaries of our minds. No one can truly know unless their opinion is shifted my dear, and my opinion is definitely shifted.

on May. 16 2017 at 9:31 pm
HereSheIs BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
3 articles 0 photos 192 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -Plato

Amazing and deep ideas, sonnet-ed beautifully. I shall hit the you've got talent button immediately

on Dec. 30 2016 at 11:45 am
Travelergirl DIAMOND, Central, Utah
64 articles 5 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on"- Unknown

That was really amazing!It flowed beautifully and your choice of words, in my opinion, really was the thing that captivated me. well done.

on Nov. 1 2013 at 4:54 pm
JCloutier SILVER, Duluth, Minnesota
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That was incredible.  I enjoyed it very much.   Your writing style is quite similar to mine, you should check out some of my poems.  Don't stop writing!  

on May. 21 2012 at 8:58 am
Gradof2016 BRONZE, Arvada, Colorado
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Smile If it kills you"
-Tom Peters

Nice Im not much for horror but thats great can you look at my poem and tell me what you think?

on Aug. 29 2011 at 5:38 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhh, amazing. A joy to read, the mind quickly accepts the hand-extended invitation to burrow, pin-pricking and concentrated. 

oswinnnn GOLD said...
on May. 30 2011 at 10:41 pm
oswinnnn GOLD, Byron Center, Michigan
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This is absolutely beautiful. You're writing reminds me of Emily Dickinson. 

on Nov. 20 2010 at 3:23 am
taintedannex GOLD, Hong Kong, Other
15 articles 5 photos 166 comments

Favorite Quote:
The truth is that at some point, everyone's going to hurt you. You just have to decide who's worth the pain.

Some say having something to lose is what makes you vulnerable. I believe that having something to lose only makes you stronger.

Smooth, well-written, fantastic ideas, great rhythm... 

in one word: beautiful.


Well done. 

on Nov. 3 2010 at 10:09 pm
SideraCaeli GOLD, Marysville, Washington
13 articles 1 photo 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” -John Jakes.

This is great, very smooth, and it goes along greatly with a great meter. But I didn't understand the line, "But how can we never succumb to what we can't relate?" I think it would've made a little better sense if it said 'can relate' because if it did it would mean that it is easy to succumb to pressures and such when we can relate or want to relate to someone or the devil and angels :) But it was overall good

on Oct. 25 2010 at 12:51 am
rebisayshi BRONZE, Los Angeles, CA, California
3 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Can you imagine? Can you imagine? Can you imagine walking around with the very word of art enshrined inside of you? Because the word of salvation is art. It gets inside you, inside me. And the words that I speak are spirit, and are Art.

This is great and very true, I think. I had to read it a couple times to really get it!

on Jul. 7 2010 at 3:41 pm
aquarius SILVER, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
5 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"unwelcome truths are not popular."

I really liked this. (: It was a thinker poem...very thoughtful, indeed. Nice job~

riley... GOLD said...
on May. 24 2010 at 11:01 pm
riley... GOLD, Yakima, Washington
13 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"i became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity." edgar allen poe.

Great poem that really stirred my mind!

RadLeY said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 8:52 am
RadLeY, Saugus, Massachusetts
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I thought this poem was great, good job.

on Nov. 29 2009 at 11:46 am
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

Wow! This is brilliant. I love it.

Hey, if you have time, will you please comment and rate my work. I will very much appreciate it. Thanks!