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Strange Friend

August 13, 2015
By AnnaSharudenko BRONZE, Los Angeles, California
AnnaSharudenko BRONZE, Los Angeles, California
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Favorite Quote:
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality. -Edgar Allan Poe

A 4-year-old girl in a torn black gown.

She nestles around my neck. Like a python. Grazing it hard.
I am suffocating to death. Acute teeth. Wolf’s fangs pierce my skin. 
Her name is Marta. And we are friends.
Rotten, crooked nails touch my blood vessel. Suddenly, she disappeared.

I wake up. It’s 5 am. A vivid golden ray shines through the blinds.
Slowly twisting my head to the left. She is resting next to me.
Her eyes are shut. Virgin blond hair. A smell of a tomb and a raw land.
Her beauty devours my innards. I collapse in my mind.

She is my actions’ reflection. My portrait of death displayed on a metal shield.
A sculpture of committed mistakes pursues my soul.
Her mysterious and mature eyes bewitch me. I am psychologically paralyzed.
The hand of control throws my corpus.

Suddenly, I stand on a sharp edge of a silver sword.
99th floor. Birds are flying beneath my cold feet.
She says, “Do what is right.”
Last time. Sky starts to fall. I jump.
Grabbing a breath and yelling “Help.”

A technical hummingbird with a soul discovers me.
My body hits its enormous soft feathers. I am safe for now.
She is my spirit and I am her friend.

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on Aug. 31 2015 at 6:35 pm
SomeoneMagical PLATINUM, Durham, New Hampshire
22 articles 1 photo 259 comments
This is a little like something I wrote awhile ago (it's not published on the website though). Keep up the good work!

-Mavis- BRONZE said...
on Aug. 31 2015 at 5:11 pm
-Mavis- BRONZE, Hilo, Hawaii
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Favorite Quote:
"pretty words are worth being cynical over, for they are just baits to be caught in the moment." -mavi

"What exactly would change if I cried, wanted revenge, was consumed by hatred, or went insane with rage?" -Yoshino

"I am your shadow. Worry not for if your light is dim, I will become darker so that you can become more defined.“ -mavi

"We create beautiful things to mask what we destroyed in order to create such.” -mavi

interesting.. though it feels like your trying too hard.

on Aug. 30 2015 at 6:44 pm
Orabilis BRONZE, Little Ferry, New Jersey
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I like the imagery. It's pretty dope

on Aug. 27 2015 at 10:08 am
Rhe_Hill BRONZE, Arlington, Indiana
1 article 1 photo 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Kindness is the language which the deaf and hear and the blind can see." -Mark Twain

I love the way you worded this piece. There are so many ways you could have gone with this and I am so glad that you went this way. It was a great poem. Keep it up

on Aug. 19 2015 at 5:07 am
NarutosimG GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
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Like your imagery especially with the bird, 99th floor, and beauty part. I found them most unique in your poem. PS your friend sound interesting :)