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An Illusion of Grandeur

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An Illusion of Grandeur

Megalomaniacal eyes
Burning irises; emerald flames
Melting pupils; the blackest rain (reign)
You know you murder the world
You know you perforate its heart
Its soul
You spill its blood 
Don’t you, kid?
You know you exterminate its gravity
We’ve dropped into the palm of your hand
Now, you’ve got the wooden world dancing on strings
Don’t you, kid?
Where’s your humanity?
Where’d you bury your sanity?
Dig it up
Dig it up
Resuscitate its breath
Because you’re on a fast road to downtown death
But you know you’re too great for death
You know death cannot overcome you
No one can defeat you
But essentially you’re nothing
You’re nobody
You’re in my head
You're me.

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  1. Date: 1/28/2012 7:02:00 PM
    This is a profound piece here, Kyle. Truly amazing!! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 1/27/2012 1:42:00 PM
    Wery well written Kyle. - oxox love Anne-Lise Happy weekend to you!!!

  1. Date: 1/27/2012 9:16:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your excellent poetry this morning Kyle. This week has flown by for me. I hope you enjoy your weekend and find the inspiration to write some more during this time. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 8:25:00 PM
    KYLE, I LOVE THE WOODEN IMAGE DANCING ON STRINGS... GREAT METAPHOR ... the image of puppets under control or having no power over matter comes to mine.. enjoyed your poem..always..p.d.

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    Date: 1/26/2012 8:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    typo... comes to mind...**i mean