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Ransom Me

September 3, 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


You came for the incorrigible bashing of my heart
Against the deck of this slow-sailing
Pirate ship,
But they don’t know! I’m held for ransom in the catacombs of Israel,
Where ancient religions war for
My corruptible heart
And my fickle allegiance; if only they’d recognize that
With me on their side,
The worse for them and the worst
For me,
It doesn’t mean much and it won’t do any good
To sell you what I do not have—
If you came for anything like love,
I’d tell you
I don’t think I can help you
With that—
But oh, do I suddenly wish I weren’t
So washed
Ashore!
Let me get my bearings and figure out which
Nation owns me
And who’ll buy my ransom, if my ransom is
A heart—
Ay, if I’d just broken it
Sooner.



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on Sep. 17 2013 at 7:48 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

I love the extended metaphor with the pirates' ship ^_^ Great job! <3

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 17 2013 at 5:18 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

Ummmm...I'll ransom you? XD Great poem. In between all those lyrical lines is depth imbued with sincere emotion, like longing and love. I love the allusion to Isreal as the cradle of civilization and religion. 

on Sep. 10 2013 at 7:15 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

LOVE THIS!!!!  wow u r really good at capturing the things that u normally have to read in between the lines to see :)


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