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the 7 most dangerous words i've ever met

December 17, 2017
By saltyranchers SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
saltyranchers SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
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i met Paranoia
on a sunny day
in january.
i tapped his shoulder,
he jumped three feet,
and then he said to me;
watch the skies,
watch the water,
watch the forest.
sleep with one eye open,
or never at all.
trust no one,
for there is no one
to trust.

next came Hunger,
with her willowy limbs.
she was sipping a cup of tea,
shivering in her seat.
her hair was thin,
her lips were dry,
but oh my,
she was beautiful beyond compare.
and then she said to me;
my dear,
my dear,
my ugly, ugly, dear.
hunger is but a feeling.
until you can count your ribs,
until you can barely stand,
hunger is but a feeling.

after that was Jealousy,
with his narrowed eyes.
i found him
with his arms crossed,
a greenish twinge
in his face.
and then he said to me;
she’s better than you,
he wants her more.
for who would want you,
for who could love you?

and then i ran into Loneliness,
standing in a busy street.
his cheeks were flushed,
his face was grim,
and then he said to me;
here are all these people,
talking,
laughing,
loving.
but 
i am all by myself,
no one to talk to,
no one to laugh with,
no one to love.

then i met Weakness,
her back hunched over,
her breath ragged,
her hands cracked.
and then she said to me;
my heart is soft,
i can barely hear it beat.
my eyes leak too much,
my voice is too fragile.
please help me.

after that was Love,
on a hot september day.
his smile was wide,
but it didn’t reach his eyes,
his eyes,
like chips of ice.
and then he said to me;
you must think
i’m handsome.
you must think

i’m kind.
i am cruel.
i am terrible.
for 
i,
am love.

finally, i met Numbness.
i stood over him,
his head was down,
his eyes were foggy.
hello?
i said.
he said nothing.



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on Mar. 29 at 1:32 pm
CheesePanda BRONZE, Columbus, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Go forth and set the world on fire.

This is awesome, love your style of writing!

on Mar. 6 at 7:42 pm
isabellapopa BRONZE, San Jose, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The best way to fight problems and to fight against war is through dialogue." - Malala

this piece of writing is so incredibly beautiful. it's written so well!!

on Feb. 27 at 12:47 am
lydiagerges BRONZE, Franklin, Wisconsin
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your writing voice is so beautiful. it would mean so much to me if you could read my work and give me feedback. keep writing, xoxo

on Feb. 26 at 8:44 pm
californiapoppy BRONZE, Hayward, California
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Favorite Quote:
For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea
- ee cummings

this is one of the truest and most beautiful things i have ever read

on Oct. 8 2018 at 1:47 pm
sophiaeileen BRONZE, Wilmington, Delaware
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this is incredible

on Sep. 12 2018 at 2:26 pm
AlanaHopeFlores SILVER, Spring Valley Il, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Come on kid, this is your dream!"

What. What! WHAT!? WOW WOW WOW! This is written so well, I think I have finally fallen in love! With these words anyway, thank you for presenting something so well!

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on Sep. 7 2018 at 11:53 am
Sharja BRONZE, Cupertino, California
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Cool....

on Jul. 24 2018 at 7:24 am
cataclysmix BRONZE, Silver Spring, Maryland
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not everyone gets to be the pretty girl..

,,,this is heartfelt beyond compare. really great work!!

on Jun. 18 2018 at 11:35 pm
Coby_Thinks GOLD, American Fork, Utah
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on Jun. 18 2018 at 4:25 pm
Summer_R_Quinn DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy

This is a great poem! You personified these emotions perfectly! Please keep writing!

on Jun. 5 2018 at 12:24 pm
Herine-The-Cat BRONZE, Waco, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"You can not change the past, but I daresay, you may learn something from it." ~Time

Yeah, love can be like that sometimes

on Dec. 24 2017 at 12:17 pm
alyssa0401 PLATINUM, Staten Island, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take."

Wow! This is a beautiful poem that personifies these emotions through dialogue and appearance. Your last line is phenomenal!

livfranz said...
on Dec. 24 2017 at 11:36 am
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alsou BRONZE said...
on Dec. 24 2017 at 11:34 am
alsou BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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everything will work out in the end!!!! if it's not working out, it is Not the end

wow i love ur personification of these emotions!

alsou BRONZE said...
on Dec. 24 2017 at 11:33 am
alsou BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
everything will work out in the end!!!! if it's not working out, it is Not the end

is numbness single

alsou BRONZE said...
on Dec. 24 2017 at 11:33 am
alsou BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
everything will work out in the end!!!! if it's not working out, it is Not the end

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