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Cold Stars and Pavement

June 2, 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


The cold night begins to be stabbed through
With points of light,
stars.
As she walks down the street,
she is aware of how it looks —
alone,
fishnet black stockings and short skirt,
the piercings,
tattoos,
and what kind of monsters lurk for people
just like her.
The stars twinkle down at her, distant,
as if impassively watching
her walk
down the road to destruction.
Wary and tired, her heels click, clack, on the pavement,
when she hears it —
footsteps.
And then, oh — violation, pain, tragedy!
Where did everyone go,
that a girl
must suffer this kind of wrath alone?
And why must the stars shine so brightly
on this night,
when another soul burns out?
Afterwards she lay,
spent,
on the cold stone ground.
Her body used,
her heart broken,
her dignity long
gone.
And the stars still twinkle ever so
brightly.


The author's comments:
This is dedicated to all the victims of ra.pe out there. But more importantly, it is a message to the bystanders to realize how vital it is to HELP.

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on Jun. 17 2013 at 7:29 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Wow, just wow. That is all I have to say. Keep rockin

on Jun. 11 2013 at 10:23 am
freeperson DIAMOND, Burlington, Vermont
59 articles 0 photos 230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Have you seen the way he looks at you, the way his expression softens and his eyes are like stars...?" - Ara Weston

Wow this is awesome this should be in the magazine :)

on Jun. 10 2013 at 2:25 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 mckay :) yeah it's dark.......but i wanted to shock readers into maybe thinking more about the issue. thanks for reading :)

on Jun. 10 2013 at 2:25 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 for understsanding :) This was written for a friend of mine........i hope others can also relate to it. I just wish i maybe had put an element of hope in there.

on Jun. 10 2013 at 2:21 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

Wow, it's sad that I can relate to this, but I can. I love the question "And why must the stars shine so brightly on this night,/when another soul burns out?" Just WOW. Amazing job. I don't really know what else to say to this besides the fact that THIS NEEDS TO MAKE THE MAGAZINE. IMMEDIATELY. :D

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 10 2013 at 2:00 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

This is dark. But I love it. The image is clear. And the message is just chilling. I love how the stars saw it all, but didn't do anything about, rather they shined even brighter. Excellent work, Jade. 

HazelGrace said...
on Jun. 10 2013 at 12:32 pm
Aww..... This is so sad. But you handled a senstive topic artfully, and used the contrast of light/dark to make it poetic. Beautiful! 


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