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True Colors

March 8, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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


Lying through my teeth,
I watch as they whisper secret things,
About me.
And wonder why I'm stuck in this rut
where all the lies have smothered me,
They've covered me.
And the only one who knows me is everyone but me,
because through all these lies,
My true colors
shine
Dully, a steady pulse of a dying light,
tainted
by the pressure of being perfect.
Pulsing
with the need for acceptance,
And the knowledge that it'll
never
come. And finally, that they whisper my condemnation,
Hardly
a secret at all.



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on Apr. 3 2013 at 3:29 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"

lol well this was again amazing i love how it makes me think of everyday life and what happens but then  its something new and magical :3

KatsK DIAMOND said...
on Apr. 2 2013 at 12:13 am
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

Hey Callie, I'm not really sure. The relationships one always makes me feel better about all of the problems that I don't have by not actually being in relationships. I find the philosophy forum really thought-provoking. Of course, the random and contest ones are lighthearted fun.

on Apr. 1 2013 at 9:46 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

Thanks! I'm the queen of vague feedback, don't worry :)

on Apr. 1 2013 at 7:53 pm
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
56 articles 0 photos 253 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro

  I seriously love everything about this. I wish I could give you something more specific haha, but I don’t know what else to say. The first line really drew me in, and I really like the way you put “hardly” and “a secret at all” on two separate lines.

on Mar. 29 2013 at 3:51 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

Thank you!!! That means a lot :) keep in touch!

alex2512 said...
on Mar. 29 2013 at 3:23 pm
alex2512, X, Other
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WOw, I really loved the raw emotion in this. It felt so honest. It's so good, well done! :)

on Mar. 23 2013 at 12:32 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

Thank you!

on Mar. 23 2013 at 10:57 am
Sparkle1pops PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 articles 20 photos 343 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."
- Oscar Wilde

I don't really know you, but it seems that by reading your profile XD This poem really represents your feeling towards society; or just people in genereal. Very good job on this and I will make sure to keep up with your poetry!

on Mar. 20 2013 at 9:20 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

Hi!! Thank you so much XD. I'm Callie. What forums do you like the most?

KatsK DIAMOND said...
on Mar. 20 2013 at 6:11 pm
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
57 articles 0 photos 303 comments

Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

I really like this. I think this totally captures peer pressure, especially today. On an unrelated note, you seem like a really cool person. I don't know much of you, but I've seen you around the forums a lot. So hi, I'm Katia. And from what I've seen, I really like your poetry.


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