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Tainted words, An illness that consumes

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Tainted words, An illness that consumes

Thoughts of dying inside So much pain I hide No other options in sight Nothing can stop me No longer will I pour my heart into the abyss It come's now, the darkness Suffocating the air so thick with deception Walls creeping closer, encompassing fear Blinding screams ring through my head As mercy abandons me Concealed between the pages Line after line Word after word Losing faith A piece of the whole that will always divide Seeping through my broken soul The silence of demise takes over Inside cries of surreal pain claw my flesh Tearing a once tender heart Drowning in my own bitter tears Dragging chains of broken dreams behind me Sour love songs Blah, there he said, she said shit Like an illness that consumes The ticking of the clock, running out of time Tainted is the grail of hope Now filth runs from its rim Its poison bitter sweet as it passes my lips Bringing with it the promise of eternal nightmares Never waking, forever dreaming, forever screaming All the while knowing the darkness is killing me softly...

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  1. Date: 8/15/2012 8:56:00 AM
    You are so talented my friend.. I am always loss in the words you pen. cory

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 12:52:00 PM
    Words can make or break a person. Poison that slowly kills the soul. Wonderful write Tracie.. Thanks for my placement in your contest. Always a nice surprise. love phyl

  1. Date: 5/28/2012 7:52:00 PM
    Girl, I know you do dark, but you did the dark so well that I am scared... hope you are okay!!!! That being said, the volture/poet/reader in me says this is a powerhouse of images and a great write. Let the masses know you're all right, all right? Hugs... Cyndi

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 7:26:00 PM
    soupmail!!! :) deb

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 6:35:00 PM
    this is so sad, Tracie. Very intense feeling in this. Great imagery. I wish to see more poetry of yours and I hope that you are doing ok. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 5/26/2012 12:38:00 PM
    Most Exellent!!! I know this place you speak will break free!!! Keep writing out of it!!!! :) love you bunches Trace, deb...I am Horton ;)

  1. Date: 5/25/2012 5:04:00 AM
    wow Tracie.....sadness which comes from inner experience.......thank you for sharing. Keep writing! - Shaz

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 1:52:00 PM
    It was a pleasure to read your poetry this Monday afternoon Tracie. I wish you much inspiration that you may continue with your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Have a wonderful fun loving week and keep the old pen flowing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 11:42:00 AM
    what a dark scene this poem sets. Very sad. And depressing. Nevertheless a good poem. I just hope you are over all this and u are in a happy place now.

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 11:26:00 AM
    Tracie let it all out..David

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 11:12:00 AM
    I hope it's just fiction! Sad...desperately sad, but a wonderful poem, Tracie. Great work. Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 10:56:00 AM
    Oh, WOW, Tracie, this is a tremendous write my friend! The darkness can be all consuming and is usually very depressing! Your poem is sad, but written on a professional level! I hope this isn't your mood right now! I want you to be cheerful and joyful...though life doesn't always give us these options! I just hope that poetry can help your feelings and spirits rise! No matter what you write, I enjoy reading your writing! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 9:19:00 AM
    if only that darkness were a littler softer. I believe loving ourselves, taking GOOD care of ourselves, physically, mentally, spiritually is the only real answer to being at peace with ourselves. Excellent poem, Tracie. It is good to see you are posting again. hugs, Catie :)