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Empty Words and Promises

June 21, 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


Once I flew, falling upwards
mocking what's natural and true.
Until gravity stopped completely
and my spirit failed, too.
Forever suspended in unending space,
alone with my own promises,
long ago broken and
shattering me
while angels scatter the broken remains
my floating lanterns glow far from the sun
called shining stars but
caged like me,
in smothering dark eternity.
And I imagine that empty words
end up here among us, too.



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Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 31 2013 at 2:04 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

Eff those empty words and broken promises. Boy, don't I know them. Very relatable and personal all at once. Love the imagery at the end: I'm a lover of stars, which is becoming an obsession. Well done, pimp. 

on Jul. 22 2013 at 9:02 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

One of the shorter pieces that you've written, but still ingenious XD Amazing job!

on Jul. 12 2013 at 1:06 pm
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 so cool! I have a piece of work I'd like you to read, it's called Wings like eagles.


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