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Acceptance MAG

January 18, 2016
By Trace.C.Schuelke PLATINUM, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Trace.C.Schuelke PLATINUM, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
26 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Secrets are secrets for a reason, and some do not wish to see them uncovered. Especially when the secrets are particularly unseemly..."

Accusers eon, wash each thought in despotic
porcelain cracks,
yet deem me martyr, firestarter; shave my tongue with each attack.
Sink a blitz to every ventricle that pumps my veins,
then swing my wrists from knots and twists for every eye to feign.
When sugar drips in every word and honey lines my hugs,
wherein stings malevolent things; wherein lies
the rub?
If all I wish, from death beyond, is happiness
to shroud,
sunken lies accursed my eyes when you’d
only confound.
I dare not speak like corpses sleep. I dare not
fight the fade.
But do I dare, like animal snares, to try
and drift away?
To want is one, and two’s to dream, but actions risk a third,
but want’s been gone for eons long.
Is self-service absurd?
I used to think I was too far gone; my mind
was calloused cold,
and guilt was wracked like pushpin tacks in
every mental hold.
And yet, for every path of glass that’s shattered
at my feet,
heartache burns to dimmer churns; my soul
repels defeat.
I’ve moved to flower fields that stretch for miles, tall and wide,
and at their core, a maiden borne of light
and joy resides.
She whispers honeydew in feathers; cups my soul in hand,
and at the lows of despot throes, she knows and understands.
Before, horizons bled in colors taken out of space,
but temporal flow caressed their code and
brightened every day.
And now I stand on a throne of words, the
maiden close at side,
and each and every hope is beating hearts
to the sunrise.
I feel it in my marrow and veins.
Everything’s alright.

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on Aug. 24 2016 at 4:29 pm
RachelPOV. BRONZE, London, New York
4 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations

I love the way this was written, the detail and plot it is very interesting. Check out my work thank you :D

on Aug. 13 2016 at 2:02 am
radicalchickster DIAMOND, Jericho, New York
52 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never, ever, ever give up."

1 thing: what are you talking about? it's easy when you're writing to use big words that don't always fit and i don't know i just read this as a complex train of thought.

on Aug. 10 2016 at 9:58 am
Blondie625 GOLD, Kingsland, Georgia
10 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I wonder how I should like you to put me gently out of my pain."
-Robert Frost

This is amazing! The flow of it, your carefully placed words... *sigh* I love it! Please, continue to write more ^-^

ccscott99 said...
on Aug. 1 2016 at 2:33 pm
I truly hope you intend to go further than a website which such talent as yours. I know I would buy your work! Your piece here is fabulous to say the least.

sun-e said...
on Mar. 31 2016 at 1:17 am
you're easily my favorite poet and writer, this is extraordinary please make this your career

ellibelli99 said...
on Mar. 30 2016 at 12:24 am
you're definitely my favorite author, I can't wait to see what you do next

ellibelli99 said...
on Mar. 30 2016 at 12:22 am
This is amazing, wow. I can't wait to read more of your work!

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Jan. 24 2016 at 9:59 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 631 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Hm, I don't know why this post didn't go through initially, buuuuut here's Take Two haha: I'm so, so proud of you Trace, every line in this piece is completely memorable and perfect; each word is exquisite and intricately placed. You're just my favorite writer, without a doubt, and I know you'll always continue to be. :)

on Jan. 23 2016 at 10:09 pm
Allen. PLATINUM, Palo Alto, California
32 articles 9 photos 525 comments

Favorite Quote:
[i]No matter how much people try to put you down or make you think other things about yourself, the only person you can trust about who you really are is you[/i] -Crusher-P

Oh... my gosh. This honestly reads like Shakespeare. You're clearly very talented, and I can see all the work you put into this poem. Everything is wonderful, oh my goodness ;u; Please write more!!