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The King of Paper Soldiers

July 10, 2013
By Shade3043 DIAMOND, Shade3043 Did This, In Case Of Anonymous, Other
Shade3043 DIAMOND, Shade3043 Did This, In Case Of Anonymous, Other
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Favorite Quote:
When I was a boy, I would always hear scary things in the news and my mother would say to me, "Always look for the helpers. Everywhere you look you will always find people helping." - Fred Rogers


Scream from your heart to the king of paper soldiers. The beauty of love crashes and smolders. The freedom of corruption the influence of greed. The innocent garden wilts and plants a new seed. The miserable orchard overwhelms the soul. A life of material, a heart of coal. Needles coated in fire and ink. The mind perforated, and starting to sink. Broken wings, unable to fly. The emotions and heart, they all just lie. Losing yourself before your eyes, you empty your lungs and the fire slowly dies. A simple marionette, collecting dust in a corner. The strings intact, the movement in order. Candles climbing in the sky. The sun is a spot, and starts to sigh. Musical boxes, playing in a broken tune. Just like the clouds, the stars, and moon.


The author's comments:
The greed in the world and how people become slaves to their own wills.

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on Apr. 19 2015 at 1:43 pm
AllSoPlayfulWhenYouDemonize BRONZE, Richmond, Virginia
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"Our passion is our strength."
-Billie Joe Armstrong

Wow. This is truly amazing! Thanks for sharing(:

Nobuo GOLD said...
on Nov. 26 2014 at 6:41 pm
Nobuo GOLD, Dio, Missouri
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I love it but could you separate the different parts?  It feels more like a story, but maybe that was the intended effect.  Maybe not rhyme all the time?  there may be better words of things you could say instead of forcing something else to fit for the scheme

on Jul. 19 2013 at 2:36 pm
hollandpiggy BRONZE, Holland, Texas
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Did you try?

That is very well worded... Good Job!!!

on Jul. 17 2013 at 2:45 pm
LittleMissLostInParadise GOLD, Cumberland, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"We live in a strange bubble"
-Brian Molko

I really love this! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

on Jul. 17 2013 at 1:34 pm
bulby545 SILVER, Butternut, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
when life gives you lemons you make apple juice

AEWSOME POETRY MAN

Waistband GOLD said...
on Jul. 17 2013 at 4:00 am
Waistband GOLD, Hudson Falls, New York
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"What's right is what's left if you do everything else wrong." Robin Williams

A very good poem. I really liked it. Its quite different than what Ive read recently and i like that about it. :) Definitily a thought provoking and moving poem

on Jul. 17 2013 at 3:25 am
lackadaisicalwolf, Asdf, Other
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  This is really great! I like it :)