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The Fallen

June 22, 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 feathers drop, one by one,
Curled,
And black, rotten to the core.
They twirl in the screaming wind,
Screaming
For your soul,
And fly away in a mocking imitation of how
You once flew.

The body hits the ground
And it
Doesn't even break—well,
You don't bleed,
But I know that your eyes reflect all
That has passed
Eons and eons spent in the light,
Now
Trampled and spat on.

How it would feel, I'll never
Know,
Cannot know.
I am of the dust, you came from above,
And maybe
That's why you fell so much harder
Than I
On that fateful day when Paradise
Closed its doors.

So easy for me
To get back up and dust off my shins,
From the Fall,
While you lay there, in an eternity
Of disgrace
And why salvation is not for those
From above—
For those who were born highest
Fall
Hardest.



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on Aug. 5 2013 at 6:32 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

i wasnt too far off, just too specific:P

on Aug. 5 2013 at 9:58 am
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

It's about all fallen angels, but yes.

on Aug. 4 2013 at 7:17 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

this isnt a poem about Lucifer is it?

on Aug. 4 2013 at 10:56 am
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 zee :)

Defiance said...
on Aug. 4 2013 at 2:27 am
Defiance, Somewhere, Arizona
0 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
Keep Moving Forward

Those who born highest fall the hardest. Those who are born lowest rise among the ranks only to die like all the others. Only to meet the same fate, to have their dreams crushed. But few of them survive. The few that prevail. The greatest!   Pshhh! They say I can't be deep! XD     Brilliant poem. 5 stars from meh! XD

on Jul. 22 2013 at 8:59 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

Ouch that must've been painful XD I love the first stanza the best, though it's probably the saddest. Great job!

on Jul. 7 2013 at 10:55 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

OH MY GOSH THIS POEM IS AWESOME!!!


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