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sesquipedalian to a fault MAG

December 18, 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


I like to use big words, that is, I’m
sesquipedalian to a
fault

and the moment right before you’re about
to kiss me,
I’m not thinking about the friction in the air sending
sparks that burn a path
down my
spine

no,
I’m thinking about how they call it
frisson, the
thrill I’m
observing when I’m supposed to be
experiencing

not the sudden shiver or pleasure-pain
that’s better than
sex

or the butterflies in my stomach and
the fleeting
jump in my
pulse

because I’m trapped in a book I’m
constantly
trying to finish,
but
can’t

because I’m too busy trying to word it exactly
right, instead of
furthering the plot in order to actually

kiss you



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on Dec. 10 2014 at 11:47 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
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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.

Just between you and I; when I was little and I was reading a book, and I'm at the part right before they kiss (or the author is teasing the kiss) I would actually cover the lines below the one I was reading to avoid unintentionally (or intentionally, however you want to see it) reading the description of the kiss. Eventually I discovered that your first kiss is not like it is in books (ooo big suprise) and that it was actually the anticipation in the book before the kiss that made it exciting. Now, I'm Kindof callous to that feeling, I've read too many books, so it rarely gets me that excited. Not sure why I shared that, just felt inclined to do so.

on Feb. 1 2014 at 7:15 pm
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

Thank you! :P

on Jan. 16 2014 at 11:04 am
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
89 articles 4 photos 201 comments

Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories

Jade I love this!!!!!


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