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Acquiescence to Gravity

August 14, 2013
By AcidRoses SILVER, Elmont, New York
AcidRoses SILVER, Elmont, New York
8 articles 0 photos 106 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Many that live deserve death and some that have died deserve life, can you give that to them? Do not be to hasty to deal out death and judgement, even the very wise cannot see all ends."

"Can't get no more free randy!"

The constant pitter-patter of raindrops on the concrete,

Crashing quiet and ugly elegance,

Tampering with a moment of heaven’s decadence here in the dragon’s belly,

Two suitcases pound the streets pavement with inked trees and empty agreements,

As the door reverberates their calls into my solemn house,

An angel stirs in its holy bed, and trades in its bible for a wallet,

The pennies sink deep into her heart as she answers the dogged ghosts,

“Your payment is 2 days late ma’am,” the ghosts whisper into her ear,

Demonic sins seeping their way into her head,

As an elephant stampedes through her soul,

She invites the devil for a seat at her table and they discuss… business,

She signs away her soul in favor of, momentary relief and suspension,

And just for a moment she hangs in mid-air like a spider whose proved to cunning for its pursuer,

“Mom, what did the men want”?

Until gravity grabs hold of her beautiful brunette locks and drags her into the dirt,

Helpless to fight, she cowers at the foot of her own demise,

She fights gravity as she pushes the words out her throat, “Honey… I’ve made some decisions,”

“Just know that when I’m six feet under… I’ll be watching over you,”

“Your own personal wingless angel,”

And as promised she was dragged through the mud into her final resting place,

Where the windows are boarded up, and her nightgown is painted a crimson red,

Salt rains down from my weepy eyes … constant pitter-patter on elegant marble floors and granite table tops,

As my tears acquiesce to the absolution that is gravity,

Yet here I am… weightless.

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This article has 5 comments.

Zolenz DIAMOND said...
on Sep. 17 2013 at 9:10 pm
Zolenz DIAMOND, Musquodoboit Harbour, NS, Other
65 articles 0 photos 173 comments

Favorite Quote:
The pain that have cost us, the evils which have never happened.
- Thomas Jefferson

like it. it has this elegance and tension cuz you dont know whats going to happen next. well written and beautiful

on Aug. 24 2013 at 3:23 am
BloodyMary PLATINUM, N/A, Other
22 articles 8 photos 70 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is like a box of chocolates; You never know what you are gonna get.


on Aug. 20 2013 at 8:13 pm
BalladOfMonaLisa PLATINUM, Na, Other
24 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love and to be loved; to hurt and to be hurt. These are the ideals that make up humanity. ~Me (Lisa)

Absolutely beautiful... I just happened to come across this piece, so I was pleasantly surprised. (: Excellent use of vocabulary as well, and the idea was conveyed in such a way as to be elegant and painful at the same time.

on Aug. 20 2013 at 1:48 pm
Fallen_ PLATINUM, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
25 articles 3 photos 433 comments

Favorite Quote:
" a shattered world is only an opening into a new beginning with laughs, smiles, and love all around enter the world of the light and away from the broken darkness"

I love this! at first i didn't know what it was about but your capvating writing and intensive details and metaphors where brilliant, great job :3. 5/5 stars

on Aug. 19 2013 at 8:04 pm
Shade3043 DIAMOND, Shade3043 Did This, In Case Of Anonymous, Other
87 articles 0 photos 168 comments

Favorite Quote:
When I was a boy, I would always hear scary things in the news and my mother would say to me, "Always look for the helpers. Everywhere you look you will always find people helping." - Fred Rogers

I loved it! Very, very, well done! 4/5! :D