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June 26, 2014
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’re the scum on the pond surface,
behind my house,
that absorbs the sun’s radiance without allowing
the water to glitter
also

and you’re the concealer I dab under my eyes
that covers up the puffy ridges
made by tear
tracks,
dried and salty
like the promises you meant to keep

the taste of them
pinches my lips together in disgust,
yet shuts my eyes to
leave me

wanting.



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on Mar. 15 2015 at 1:35 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

Thank you! I don't deserve the compliment at all, but I am glad that some people like reading my writing. It means the world

on Mar. 15 2015 at 1:34 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

laksdjf j thank you so much!

on Mar. 15 2015 at 1:33 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

NO, YOU>>>>

on Mar. 15 2015 at 1:32 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! You da best

on Mar. 11 2015 at 9:29 am
Contemplator SILVER, Lake Park, Minnesota
5 articles 0 photos 68 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is a rainbow in your mouth! Open it up and show the world.
This is just like ice cream without the cream.
I'm as stiff as a dried out twig in the middle of winter.
Who lit the forest fire; the match, or the man holding the match?

Hey! Interesting poem. And congrats.

Beila BRONZE said...
on Mar. 4 2015 at 11:00 pm
Beila BRONZE, Palo Alto, California
3 articles 0 photos 519 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." -Mark Twain

I love this. The images you evoke and the way you break your lines to set the tone create this unmistakable feeling of simply majestic writing. I don't know; that's the word that comes to mind. After reading this poem, I cannot wait to see what else you have written. It's left me... wanting... to read more! :)

on Mar. 3 2015 at 9:00 am
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
43 articles 2 photos 581 comments

Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

Usually I don't understand poems from the TI elite group (you know, the utterly talented and successful type, hope you don't mind). But this makes sense to me, (and does so much more that I don't know how to describe) as do other poems from you. Thank you so very much, Jade. And I have a feeling this one is going to rule the front page this month like 'Snow Globe' did in the last. Congratulations!

on Feb. 24 2015 at 10:54 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.

YOU. YOU YOU YOU YOU>>>>>>>.

on Jul. 5 2014 at 7:13 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

Can't thank you enough! I always look up to your criticism, moe XD

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 4 2014 at 1:21 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

Garrrrrggggghhh. It's every time I open an email alert from TI, it's you! And the best part is it's you with an Editors' Choice. I'm enraptured with your poetry. And so happy your poetry is being loved more and more each time. I <3 the emotion—the longing, the sass, hate, and remores (did I spell that correctly? or is it remorse? whatever.). The imagery dappled with your emotion and amazing metaphors is (*******) marvelous. ^j^ 


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