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Empty

October 1, 2013
By GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
170 articles 122 photos 392 comments

Empty
The sky is dead.
its skin is pale and swollen.


The air holds its breath for me,
wondering why I’ve come.


“Because I feel empty”
I tell the abandoned homes.
“We’re just the same.”
But they are silent.


They don’t understand that
I am one of them.
“After all” they taunt
“You live and breathe and what not.”

They won’t let me come
any closer to them so
I fall where I stood.


The weeds don’t like me.
They stab at me, bloodied with
Autumn’s rusty hand.

“I thought you would understand”

The wind sighs slowly.

“Go home, Christina.
You won’t be empty forever.”


The author's comments:
Inspired by "Christina's World"

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GreyGirl ELITE said...
on Oct. 5 2013 at 8:11 pm
GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
170 articles 122 photos 392 comments
Thanks so much. It really means a lot :)

on Oct. 5 2013 at 6:23 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh DANG THIS WAS GOOD!!!!   The line about "Autumn's rusty hand", just perfect.    i really, reallly, really, completely, awesomely, love this poem. not that it is likeyly, but NEVER STOP WRITING.


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