Of Poets’ Eyes & Mechanical Hearts | Teen Ink

Of Poets’ Eyes & Mechanical Hearts MAG

April 15, 2011
By Blackberry BRONZE, Oceanside, California
Blackberry BRONZE, Oceanside, California
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A breeze, a breeze,
the sweet wind of winter whispers lovesick fools in my ear
a sighing song of crystal butterflies that i pinned in your hair
after we fell down dizzy from dancing in the fog.

The buzz of my mechanical heart
is beating away at your concrete walls and brick by brick
I tear you apart
so that ice sharp love can pierce your soul.

Our laughter a husky smoke-stained melody,
we pop soda cans
and toast them like ambrosia.
the cliff we watch from withered with tattoo love and hate.

But your poets' eyes are fixed on me and my sutured scars
throb with hope because your eyes are

freedom life hope
blue and
they whisper behind frozen shadows the secrets of life (of death?) I sometimes wonder

where you got those bruises on your arms
but i don't ask 'cause
my bruises are pretty fresh too … (did i tell you that I love you?)

So in my purple-leather princess trenchcoat and ratty jeans my sister wore
I sit and watch the sunset with you, your scarlet hair tickling my hands
as you rest your head on my thigh.
The patchwork quilt of black and silver and garish blue is tucked around your curled form
to keep off the winter's laughter as we soak in heat from our concrete bed.

And I sing us folk songs from countries we've never been to with you humming abstract chords to keep the roar of highway traffic at bay.
as dreams and salt-scoured breaths take our souls to flight to adventures
with our well-loved monsters and closet-skeletons as our guide
while we wander away into the peace of oblivion.

(Did i tell you that i Love You?)

The author's comments:
This poem was originally posted on my devArt account (LemonandBlackberry) and actually has a lot of typographical alterations to the base text that won't show up here.

Personally, I think it loses a lot of impact without the typography.

So, anyway, this poem was inspired by a mix of Paramore songs: "The Only Exception" and "Hello Hello"; sapph0's 'Nietzsche' and 'Patchouli Girl' and just pretty much all of her written work.

And also inspired by a Real Life girl I know who has pierced her tongue, a lowbret and snakebites, and who dyes her hair purple and magenta in layers, who wears cotton candy perfume and who will play around with the dance.

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on May. 3 2013 at 9:01 pm
Wings10FeetTall GOLD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
May your words be sharp.
- Christopher Paolini

Nobody's going to wait for you, so do it now.
-Ingrid Michaelson

Broken hearts heal, but never the same.
- Jessica Romo

Idiots rely on luck.
-Sherlock Holmes

This is absoulutely brilliant! I've never read a poem quite like this, but that's also because I've never read a poem that I think describes me. I feel like I have a poet's eye because I can make a poem almost out of anything. Maybe not a good one, or a long one, but a poem none the less. And I also accasionly feel like I have a mechanical heart. 

dya.o PLATINUM said...
on May. 27 2012 at 3:57 pm
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 your poetry is amazing. Your a true poet:D I love the way you weave a story out of such enchanting words and sentences.  Read Mine?

on Jan. 25 2012 at 8:02 am
AngelsKiss PLATINUM, Paris, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
You have the power to live another Childhood, so open up the door leaving back your doubts.

This is a wonderful love poem, really depicts a story in here, and I love it:) please reand and comment on some of mine:)

on Jan. 24 2012 at 1:45 pm
@URGRANDMOTHER, Linden, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Actions Speak Louder than words

awesome work . :) :) your a great poet !