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Beautiful Pain

Shes The prettiest picture…In The Ugliest Frame. 
We Turned A Beautiful Love Into A Beautiful Pain 
And There Was Never Another ..She was My Sun And My Moon. 
Soon As I Told Her I Loved Her…(She Said)…”Baby Now Your Doomed” 
There was A Time That I loved You…Thinking You Love Me The Same. 
Transformed A Beautiful Love Into A Beautiful Pain. 
And Now My Heart Is So Heavy You Couldn't Lift It With Crane. 
You Were The Sun In My Sky But Know Im Praying For Rain. 
To You Forever Meant Never…To Me True Meaning Remained. 
Our Love No Longer Distinguished cause You extinguished our Flame. 
I Vowed To Never Give Up..Cause I was Hoping You’d Change. 
How Do You Capture A Heart That Doesn't Want To Be Claimed. 
She’s The Prettiest Picture In Hideous Frame 
Know Your Intentions Insidious But still I love you the same. 
My Heart was clearly departed hoping your memory fades. 
Even Made cupid feel stupid and start to question his aim. 
I promise never again and there  is no need to explain. 
Face It…No Body wins when treat love like a game. 
And there was never another She was the stars and my Moon.

Copyright © Micah Watkins | Year Posted 2013

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Lost Love

If only you could see the tears
In the world you left behind
You fill my days, my nights, my dreams
You’re all that’s on my mind
Your laugh I’ll never hear again
Your smile I’ll never see
Memories now are all I have
Since loneliness found me
Time was never on your side
Your short life had to end
Now I'm left in pain without
My love and my best friend
The sadness, the emptiness
The pain I have to face
Will never leave my life
For you’re a loss I can’t replace
Even though the rain will fall
And the sun will still shine on
My life will just exist
Because my whole world now is gone
You are an Angel high above now
Watching over me
But someday I know once again
Together we will be
For when my time on earth is done
You’ll come and take my hand
And guide us to eternal love
Together in God's land..

By Raina Hutchins

Copyright © Raina Hutchins | Year Posted 2007

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Is It Worth It

Love can seem so happy and so wonderful
But it can hurt and take away from life too
You make me so happy and make me feel so special
But then you turn around and make me feel like ****
love can turn you into a whole new person
But you could change into to something great or something no one wants
Love seems so wonderful at first 
But spending my days not knowing if you want me or even care for me is agonizing 
Sometimes i feel like your lying to me but if i say that then you'll get mad again
Your such a loose cannon, ready to burst with rage and tears
Love is so temperamental 
so can you tell me....... 
Is It Worth It?

Copyright © Trevor Bain | Year Posted 2012

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of suffering deep, tween pain and asleep, and the curse still lingers like crime, a fiendish mind wheels, still turning out deals, and slip-sliding thoughts to begrime, get back in your box, un-sweet albatross, begone to the nethers of mind, bad voices are still, mourning their loss, in spirit i'm doing just fine, got a grip on its throat, never mind, bad thoughts continue to gloat, yet the battle is mine, bloody mine... of: p.d. "Cronic Pain" Don

Copyright © DON JOHNSON | Year Posted 2012

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Sorrow and Pain

Sorrow & Pain

Our love was fresh 
It was full of excitement & glee
But what has become of it? 
but sorrow & pain...

A happy game of hid & seek
Of laughter & mystery
But what has become of it? But sorrow & pain...

The chaste but hidden kisses
The love and kindness in your eyes
But what has become of it?
But sorrow and pain...

Our intent was true & lovely
Absence really made our hearts grow fonder
But what has become of it?
But sorrow and pain...

Copyright © Meg Anderson | Year Posted 2014

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heart of pain

heart of pain , words of sorrow, been there mate, no tomorrow, get back on the horse, yes that's right, walk tall babe, through the lonely night! get some strength, just steal or borrow:) it's alright.... thanks Brenda...Don Brian Strand Contest Name IMAGE any image theme/any form 2-14 lines |

Copyright © DON JOHNSON | Year Posted 2011

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Copyright © laurie mahoney | Year Posted 2017

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Poem by Kasiananthan on the Tamil Diaspora and Eelam, trans by T Wignesan

The Parrot and the Woodpecker may turn...
    [Sung by TEnicayccal Cellappa]        Translated by T.Wignesan
mAnkiliyum marankottiyum                    The parrot and the woodpecker

   kUtutirumpa tatayillai                             their nests to regain  nothing waylays

nAnkal mattum ulakattilEyE                    Only we  in all this world

   nAtutirumpa mutiyavillai                        our homeland to seek may not turn      

   nAtutirumpa mutiyavillai                        our homeland to seek may not turn

                            [Above refrain repeated twice]

cinkalavan pataivAnil                               From skies filled with Sinhalese planes

  neruppai alli corikiratu                             fire tumbles down in seething showers 

enkal uyir tamil Elam                              Our lifeblood   our Tamil Eelam

  cutukAtAy erikiratu                                      a simmering graveyard on fire


tAykatarap pillaikalin                               While mothers rave in pain  children’s

 nencukalaik kilikkinrAn                             breasts  the oppressor tears apart

kAyyAkum munnE ilam                           Long before they might ripen    tender

  pincukalai alikkirAn                                  the buds crushed from burgeoning


pettavankal UrilE                                   Those who begot us back home

 Enku rAnku pAcattilE                              tossing  turning in their longing for us

ettanai nAl kArttiruppOm                       For how many days might we linger on

 atuttavan tEcattilE                                  in the other man’s refugee land

unnavum mutiyavillai                                Without proper food

 urankavum mutiyavillai                              without sufficient sleep

ennavum mutiyavillai                                Unable rightly even to think

  innumtAn vitiyutillai                                  when will the day dawn for us


kitti pullu atittu nankal                              We who played at kitti pullu*

 vilaiyAtum teruvilEyE                                  joyously in the heedless streets

katti vayttuc cutukirAnAm                         There now tethered  others lie felled

 yAr manatum urukavillai                             no  no hearts pain for us

Ur katitam patikkayilEyE                       When our eyes light on letters from home

 vimmi nencu vetikkitu                           sobs prise open our brimming breasts

pOrpulikal pakkattilEyE                         By the flanks of battling Tigers

 pOkamanam tutikkitu                            there to be  our hearts throb and yearn


Note: * A competitive game played by hitting a small stick with a bigger one, the goal being to cover the greatest distance. Also called in Tamil Nadu and Malaysia: kavuntA kavunti.                                      

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 1995. From the collection: “Words for a Lost Sub-Continent” (2001). Excerpted from “Kasi Ananthan: Poet Laureae of Tamil Eelam” by T. Wignesan in Hot Spring: A Journal of Commitment, Vol. 3, No. 9 (London), December 1998, pp. 17-18.

Copyright © T Wignesan | Year Posted 2012

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She called herself London
On that day 
She fell from the sky
Child of apple blossoms
Dancing wildly
Into your mind

The snake that hung from her neck
Bites your hand
Expels you from Eden
Tears into the cool flesh
Of your madness
Posing as reason

Kisses you like a sweet lover
As though she really cares
Lets you 
Taste the passionate orchard
In her body’s secret lair

Wrestles with all your demons
Nothing quite compares
To the pain 
The indecent pleasure
In the waters that you share

Her name was London
Call her London

She called herself London
On that night
She prayed to the moon
Apollo’s lyre
Played darkly
In a portent 
Of your own doom

The hell she hides 
In her soul
Toxic drug you’ll never escape
You crave the milk of her touch
Her strange and dangerous ways

Kisses you like a sweet lover
As though she really cares
Lets you 
Taste the passionate orchard
In her body’s secret lair

Wrestles with all your demons
Nothing quite compares
To the pain 
The indecent pleasure
In the waters that you share  

Her name was London
Call her London

My baby, London
Call her London
My moon-girl, London 
Call her London

I love her, London
Call her London
Forever, London 

I call her London……

Copyright © Catman Cohen | Year Posted 2011

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The Slave and the Sparrow

Time had sewn,
And we had wrought,
Against a force
Seldom fought,

And we had dreamt,
And we had dreamed,
Of a world
Ever serene,

And we had run,
And we had ran,
As if we could arrive
At such a land,

And the world was one
Grey with gloom,
The old slave
Bent over the loom,

As a tear shed from
His face,
We were yet to 
Beat him with a mace,

And a tear shed 
From my face,
And a tear shed
From your face,

Our freedom;
Only in death,
Our joy;
Only in sorrow,

Thy come a sparrow
From the old wood;
A torn sparrow 
From the old wood,

Among the grass
It was contained;
Among the green grass
It was contained,

Its beak broken;
Its wings only silt,
The young sparrow
Presented us guilt,

And through the wind
It blew away,
And through the wind
It flew to fly,

Arise from death,
Into the the fair day;
And a phoenix
Had flown away.

Our freedom;
Only in death,
Our joy;
Only in sorrow.

Copyright © Charlotte Nickerson | Year Posted 2014

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To Love Not

To Love Not

Hateful thoughts fulfilled
Breathing with the sea
Watching lovers loving
Wishing it was me
What has become
This person
So proud So kind
Loving to love
Doing things right
Rising above
Now just hateful thoughts fulfilled
Breathing with the sea
It's these
Stalking red shadows
Piercing black holes
Feeling this war taking my soul
Wanting to die 
But willing to live
Provoking my enemy
To laugh is to give
Wanting this wave
Wanting it over
Give me "The End"
Death be my lover
The more powerful this wave
The more it intimidates my drive
Like fire burning fire
"Fire" out loud I cry
I will always be alive
So fierce Such force
All cracked up 
Below the pendulum
Of my splintered spine
Now just hateful thoughts fulfilled
Breathing with the sea
These stalking red shadows
And pierce these black holes
Hatred for lovers
And hate builds my soul
I just want to die
I don't want to live
Prevoking my enemy
To laugh is to give
Death come besiege me
Please set my soul free
It's death now inside me
Soon gone I will be
So stare and stare
And stare at them all
It's me that I hate
So it's me that must 

  by Christian Alexander

Copyright © Christian Alexander | Year Posted 2014

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The moon

The summer passed so fast
I thought you and I would never last
You told me our memories won’t be just a blast
Ever was I the one to doubt our past.

Clouds were soon hiding the sun
The difficult hadn’t even yet begun
I saw your shadow everywhere I went
I guess that’s just how much you meant.

But even in the darkest hour
The moon was there-a source of power
And each look made you feel so near
A dream to chase the presence of my fear…

Copyright © Gergana Skywalker | Year Posted 2012

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What Do They See

Growing up as a child I used to want to know what do they see,
 when my friends and family look at me. 

Do they see a girl who pretends to smile, 
Or someone who just lingers for a while. 

I used to look in the mirror and stare in my eyes, 
Wishing to see rainbows and butterflies. 

But to my confirmation, that's not what I saw, 
Instead I saw a girl with her heart on the floor. 

All I wanted was to be noticed by the people around me, 
Instead they only saw someone that they didn't want to see. 

To this day I am trying to put my feelings aside, 
Even though it is so hard and I hurt inside. 

I will continue to smile and pretend to be glad, 
When the truth is, I'm always so sad

Copyright © Debra Baviello | Year Posted 2015

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When you look at the hills faraway at sunset,think of me:
I am the black flock of birds that disappears into the horizon;
 I am the beautful golden sunset that touches your heart; 
I am the wind that blows towards the hills; 
And I am the dark house upon the dark hills; 
I am the old grave that lie silently in the dark moist forest,

Copyright © RAYMOSE JOSI | Year Posted 2015

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How can I tell you?
I can't stay with you.

Neither I can give up on you.
Fear of losing you is losing me.
It feels like slow death every night.

But we are just stuck in our spaces!
Unable to connect from two feet distance.

Copyright © shadab shaikh | Year Posted 2013

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Troubled Soul

I used to be so happy,
Charismatic and full of joy.
But when age 11 came and passed,
It left behind a troubled boy.
A skeleton in my closet,
That just won't let me be.
I was so young and innocent,
Until a grown man stole that from me.
I hoped one day it would go away,
And I'd be at peace inside my skin.
But that faith would be short lived,
A week later when it happened again.
I try to put my past behind me,
And leave many words unspoken.
However the scars on my wrists and arms,
Remind me that I'm still broken.
The nightmares make me restless.
Pain and sorrow make me weak.
Flashbacks haunt my mind and soul,
And make it impossible to sleep.
I open my mouth and try to scream,
But no ones around to help.
It always seems when I need someone,
I'm left all by myself.
I try to pretend it never happened,
And fight through another day.
Its taken me fourteen years to see,
I'm never going to be okay.
So go ahead and laugh at me.
Call me a loser, weird, and crazy.
I'm not the happy boy I used to be,
I'm a troubled soul this world has made me.
I never asked to be this way.
I didn't want to cut my skin.
The feeling of a razor sliding down my arm,
Brought on a much needed peace within.
The demons that keep taunting me,
Show me undisputed proof.
No matter what I do in this life,
I'm never going to be like you.
I'll never be okay or normal,
When looked at through your eyes.
But what's normal for the spider,
Is chaos for the fly.

Copyright © Randall Combs | Year Posted 2015

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Deadly Love

(Dedicated to A.S.)

I heard once of a story
They say, heaven has become hell
And all the beautiful angels fell
Down to Earth, with their broken wings
Now only a shell of what they used to be
But we humans were not meant to see
The heavenly until our souls flew free
From those weak bodies we were in…
I was never made to breathe
The breath that comes through her soft lips
Never to kiss, those heavenly white cheeks
That ignited to a hint of red, every time our eyes met
I was never meant to hold her gentle figure
In an embrace, for she was my souls mirror
Those rivers that flow on my face
Were lost in an empty race with the rhythm in my chest
That played a calm melody, until it had to depart
I saw an angel, she stole my heart
She made my life worth living, and her leaving made it hard
We weren’t meant to love one another, so she left me scarred
I am just another lonely man, lost in misery 
Now heartless stuck in history
Writing these words of love, to the woman that killed me…

Copyright © Zeki Majed | Year Posted 2015

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Say it loud,
Say it clear,
Say it with me.

Say you’re free,
Of the icky bio,
The unpleasant experience,
That you once entangled
And hardly escaped
Yet joyful smiling

For it bequeathed vigor
Onto thee
Bestowed honor upon misery
And shaped a man from a lad.

Say you’re a gentleman,
With eager for success, 
A mind to impress,
An ability of a striver,
With a will of giving, 
A risk to all, 
For what it’s worth. 

Copyright © Abdulmalik Mahmoud | Year Posted 2014

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Paradise is where

       Paradise is only the place that you imagine in inferno.

       Real hell is paradise that

       You want to go...

Copyright © Leila Anka | Year Posted 2013

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I Had To Do It

I revisited the old place,
I had to do it
Now, just an empty space
But I had to do it
They called me crazy, being prepared
But I had to do it
It all ended, all were despaired
We hid here, we had to do it
We had survived it
I had to do it
I had to survive it
I had to do it
We were the only two left
I had to do it
Resources dwindled, not much left
I had to do it
She was weak, I was strong
I had to do it
It was logical, it was not wrong
I had to do it
She was weak, she way dying
I had to do it
I sought options, god I was trying
I had to do it
She was beautiful, so full of life
But not before I had to do it
I took the knife
I had to do it
Even now I hear her voice, pleading
I had to do it
Then it was quite, but she was bleeding
Bleeding to death, but I had to do it
I had to leave; I felt it in my bones
I had to do it
All that was left, was her bones
I had to do it
I had to see her, no matter the pain
I had to do it
Taking her pain, it was my gain
I had to do it
We were hungry, I knew it was wrong
I had to do it
She was weak, I was strong
I had to do it
I had to be quick, to get it done
I had to do it
Then it was over, she was done
I had to do it
Why did I do it?
I had to do it
I had to do it
I had to do it

Copyright © Robert Weber | Year Posted 2016

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trust and pain

Trust, pain, who are you? Its all I feel, you are inside me all the time,
Trust, pain, will you ever go away? I have been hurt too many times, cause I have been crushed and hurt, from expressing my lines of poetry to the wrong crowd. 

Trust, pain, its all I feel 24/7, I don't know how to start believing, in my self anymore, 
Trust, Pain, whenever I reach out, I get scorned, and hurt, so I only know one way to relieve my pain, and that's to disappear!!

Copyright © Jennifer Donnay | Year Posted 2015

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the last good-bye

Disregard September’s lasting day, its simplicity long foretold, 
As the sound of summer has past us by, into the crisp and radiant fall;
Come hold this mirror to a ray of light, and pass the moment on,     
When in the hint of a calming breeze, is held the lost good-bye

Forever leaves of a brighter shade have fallen from there boughs,
While overhead October waits to softly steal by; 
For opportunities are gone to soon, and change as mornings past 
Like the worth of days, trapped in that sweet good-bye 

Man senses November and its desolate hours in a fog of its own regret,
When the sun could not cool the night, nor the moon give warmth to day;
We are caught in the measure of simple words, tied to hope and wonder
That speaks of a last good-bye

Wrapped tight in the cold of December, bound to the rhythm of life,
Gone to solitudes isolation and the sadness of that forgotten farewell,
Sacrificed to the wind that winter holds, bound to a memory past
Intent to hear of our last good-bye

Copyright © Mark Norton | Year Posted 2013

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Nobody knows

Nobody knows the real me.    
Nobody knows how many rimes I've cried in my room when nobody was watching.
Nobody knows how many times lost hope, how many times ive been let down.
Nobody knows how many times I've felt like I'm about to snap,but I just don't for the sake of others.
Nobody knows the thoughts that go through my head when I'm sad how horrible they truly are.
Nobody. Knows. Me.

Copyright © Heather Angel | Year Posted 2015

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The Repetition of Pain

my heart is bleeding
tears and blood dripping from insanity.

how cruel can life be 
so many drops of rain and still i find reality

it is so cold to be found
in a place where i never wish i would be

it is breaking me down
to the core of the earth that drives me out to what 

i want to be.

and i pray with my knees on the ground

my hands held up high 

because i dont want to say goodbye.
and i realised

i dont have a choice

and i seek and hunt for the dreams i wish

my head held up high

because this is who am i 
and i realised

i do have a voice

i will shout out loud
i will cry in pain
i will yell out loud
when my journey with you begins ..

i will scream out loud
i will take the pain
throw it away

and i will live a new day.

and i pray to God
i pray to Him

Please give me hope

Please give me strength 

to live for just another day

Copyright © Eli Moon | Year Posted 2006

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Safe in His Memory

Dear Brenda,

Jehovah won't forget
the love you showed for His Name
How hard you played this game
called life
How you put up a fight
to do right
Your cries
Your tears
How you fought to serve him
when there was so much to fear
How you never gave up
And most importantly
How you loved.

How you loved

How you loved.
And if it helps your transition
I would just like to mention
I won't forget your passion
for life and religion.

Copyright © Tyshawn Knight | Year Posted 2015

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William part 1

I ask all to be open minded as I tell the story of my friend,  William .
There are so many prejudice in this World , from color to sex 

To me it has always been the soul , the person inside 
For one that is shallow will not experience life in true blessing 

William my friend was African American , he was fun and personality full of 'I am here "
William was Gay , William disowned , William called "A queer "

Well this is a lesson for all to know
God does not care what color , but the heart , what color it shows .

I had left my 1st Husband , with 2 children I had to support .
I was depressed , felt alone in the civilian World of a sort 

For when I got to Monterey bay , I was on a Military base 
Very shy and recluse , not leaving the perimeter of the land 
I opened such a big door when I left that abusive Man 

I had the tiniest apartment with 2 little rooms , probably 550 sq. feet I presume .
I will never for get the night He came to my door , William ," Girl, lets go dancing 
Let's go explore ! He called me 'The platinum Blonde "

We went out together and danced , he was amazing ! William energized any room . He Lit it Up ! 
For he had something inside his beautiful soul , no money could buy, nor silver or gold.

Well years went by in Monterey bay , I had fallen in love with a man , Lost so much time .

Time went by , after the man broke my heart ,I remember "where is William "
I missed something that lies  deep in my heart . The true Love and friendship of he I craved .

Now this story is long so go to  "William part 2  "be patient , be brave .

Copyright © Shanity Rain | Year Posted 2013

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Death of an Innocent Heart

Death of an Innocent Heart

That day I fell,today I lie six feet under.I thought you was the one when we first met you made me laugh you held me when I cried and now We have grown to far apart to even truly remember what we use to be.Then by sad chance by crushing feet by this deadly curse you left me and that day I felt my heart die.I wonder what I would do next should i had moved on would the pain hurt me more I don't think i can handle it,should i end my life here will i have pain no more.But what lie beyond death how do I not know I will leave this pain.That day i jump off the bridge into the lake that day I let myself be swept away I let myself drown in sorrow and pain.When I am reborn i wish to be free like the bird in the sky like the ocean and streams, never to face what it mean to be a human.Today I die for the lost of my love for you,It is what most call the death of innocent love.

Copyright © Marcedies Rhodes | Year Posted 2012

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Starcrossed Tragedy

A Silent Night's Hunt for a Tigress so blunt, Left the Fiend dancing with my Thisbe's Cloack But where was She? Her Drenching blood is all I can see The Night of Sanguine, The Night of Rapture, Tonight was meant to be All Behold This Tragedy ran by Dark Energy, My Lost Lover's Plea A seed of what is to come, In this starcrossed Tragedy, For I can not live without you, My Pyramus, All I need, My reason to Breathe One sight of me bleeding away from reality, started this tragedy and with me It shall Grow The Pain wasn't enough for me, To Live on with me Love without consequence, The Damned Saint, The Angelic Demon The Darkness of the Sea, Carries away with me, In this Starcrossed Tragedy A Star traveling across the moonless Night Sky, In the mid-summer of Verona, Fell from her glorious light, I have lost my guide, My need for Life Every balcony I'll climb for you, Just to Caress you once more But now it is too Late, My Juilet Let the Poison Fill me My Body dyed In silence, Dipped in Paralysis, Forging the Will of God, Feigning the Clutches of Death, My Romeo I prithee to you, See past The Illusion, Caught in the Webs of Love's delusion A Dagger reached my heart once To see you martyr for our love A Dagger reached my heart twice The Pain wasn't enough for me, To Live on with me Love without consequence, The Damned Saint, The Angelic Demon The Darkness of the Sea, Carries away with me, In this Starcrossed Tragedy Once the Morning Retired from her weeping The sun shined into her eyes, then his Lifeless, their dream will live on Every Petal will be Avenged The Pain wasn't enough for me, To Live on with me Love without consequence, The Damned Saint, The Angelic Demon The Darkness of the Sea, Carries away with me, In this Starcrossed Tragedy

Copyright © Wyatt Loethen | Year Posted 2012

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One Last Lonely Night

She was frozen out in the cold
Blocked out by the blaring calls of sanity
She couldn't move,she couldn't think straight
She was on her own. Alone
Her silence amplified by her inner most emotions
Disassociated from her conscience,she groped in the darkness for some answer,a key
To any way out.

But  everything she held onto crumbled under her fingertips
There was no leverage nor any compensation for the fall that followed
She hit the floor hard. Caught in the slipstream of rhetoric questions
Momentum carried her over the edge
Her defences,she put so much faith in, disappeared.

The silence was deafening.
She was Alone!
The revelation was a blow to her ashen mindset 
The realisation took what little strength she had left
The fight was over. She let go. 
The air left her lungs. 
She took the punch. Held onto the hand of death

Her life meant nothing now. 
She was finally free of all the convoluted lies
Her life was o'er . She could finally let go.


Copyright © Paul Machintosh | Year Posted 2015

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The Book of Sadie Lynn

****Self Harm Trigger Warning****
Not for children-

The Book of Sadie Lynn

Sadie Lynn, her wrists are canvas. 
Her razor-blade: her pen.
She’ll write a scarring story.
I’ll tell you how it ends.

It starts with simple words,
They push her to the edge. 
“Bitch,” “Slut,” “Whore,” but,
They never understand.

The bloody ink,
it writes the tale.
The crimson pink,
it leaves a trail.

She feels alone and 
runs on home.
she grabs her pen 
and writes again.

Her mouth, it tastes like metal.
Her storybook of sin,
As she writes her final chapter,
“The Book of Sadie Lynn.”

Copyright © Dylan Schmidt | Year Posted 2015