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Burn Bright

April 26, 2013
By xavier-black GOLD, Center Point, Alabama
xavier-black GOLD, Center Point, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
live life while you can, Love before you can't.

It's when my emotions are pure and vivid that I need to write before I needed to bleed. I'm here sitting in front of the fire, watching the flames flicker; it consumes the wood. Just how I wish to die, my souls engulfed and I cry a silent cry. the tears you can't see, are buried deep inside of. My horrid past, why can't it burn and never exist? I hate my life, my mother i lost her. She doesn't want me; hates the being that I've become. She can't accept me. My brothers who i raised, who in a way became my sons, will I ever see them? If i don't love my mother, at least I know that I do love my brothers.
I wish I'd never spoken, that I'd still be in my lonely prison within me, I wish I'd done what my mother wanted; after all, she's just as misunderstood as me. She's innocent, the cruel world has just confused her. But does that justify the hell she's put me through? does it erase the tears i shed, the abuse i lived?
My old crutch the blade, it tantalizes me with sweet relief. But that's part of the past.
Part of the hell i now live in, The battle's inside. no one knows but I'm at war. I'm being torn apart, but this time, it's on my own accord. what do I want? My old life with my mom and brothers? And to have to weep the silent tears and fight the blade? Yo hold back, take refuge deep inside? Or Move on, leave all of them behind. T start again, alone?...
The fire it burns bright. the heat, it's so pure. Death I see in the embers; life reborn in the ashes; the fire comes to an end. Where does that leave me? A troubled teen staring at ashes? Or a fool that doesn't know how to live again; awake from the living dead and speak among the living. I take a gulp of air. Of life, I'm alive and though I've suffered, time to light a new flame. Make it bright and hot. Let it burn and light the night. To rise from the ashes and Burn Bright.

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on May. 20 2013 at 12:41 pm
xavier-black GOLD, Center Point, Alabama
18 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
live life while you can, Love before you can't.

rhank you chriskabz

on Apr. 29 2013 at 9:30 pm
SSSplatters PLATINUM, Plainview, Minnesota
25 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What does not kill you makes you stronger!" or
"Your only limits are the ones you set on yourself" Love doesn't bring happiness, happiness can just happens to be found easier where there is love-- Sam

good meaning bad grammer : you have used i instead of I in many places and or can not start a sentence it is a conjunction

on Apr. 29 2013 at 9:15 am
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
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"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

I liked this very much! I was very intrigued by your use of "I wish" over and over. It was very powerful. I also LOVE how this tells a story, like a ballad. However, it doesn't reveal the whole story, only pieces. I also liked that. Overall, I think it's good, except you could do more with stanzas... Check out some other poems on here to get some ideas on stanza-ing. (:

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on Apr. 29 2013 at 9:13 am
this is amazing. I really felt the emotion in this piece!

on Apr. 29 2013 at 4:24 am
chriskabz PLATINUM, Nairobi, Other
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I wish we had more of this knid of people around here.Kenya lacks such liberal thoughts and, the enablement to make real what exactly one feels.   AMAZING!!keep the spirit and may you find serenity in your journey to absolute liberation and emancipation!!   mob love frim Kenya!!