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your name is a sigh on my lips

August 1, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


A sigh
lingers longer than a scream
it dwells within us
and takes up residence in our very
souls,
a sigh
gives life to desperation while
a scream,
it kills all sense of longing, it simply
murders
joy,
a sigh can be wistful, it can be
sweet, it can
haunt
but a scream is a scream is
a scream,
that's why I sigh your name, though we burn—I know
that there's more to us
that that.


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on Aug. 9 2013 at 6:35 pm
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro

Ooooh, this is chilling. I especially like the way you sort of turn it upside-down at the end. The last line is just like...Wow, haha. To me, it seems like you are pointing out the fact that few relationships are ever cut and dry, and perhaps that passion is sometimes a quiet sort of emotion. Great work!

on Aug. 4 2013 at 1:38 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, i didn't even notice! lol :P

on Aug. 3 2013 at 7:51 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

Though I think the last line was meant to be "than that." Sorry, just caught that XD

on Aug. 3 2013 at 7:50 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

Ha, LOVE. I think my favourite lines were the beginning two "A sigh/lingers longer than a scream." This whole poem is just so..so...PICTUREABLE. Cause that's a word. I wish this had gotten an editor's choice because it's. So. True. Amazing work! Keep on writing <3


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