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The Balance Between MAG

May 15, 2010
By HowOldAreYou SILVER, Willow Park, Texas
HowOldAreYou SILVER, Willow Park, Texas
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There's a hole in heaven,
a leak near the gate.
Fire flows in,
churned by hate.

It's fueled by deceit,
depression, despair.
The loneliness of
a millionaire.

Used car salesmen
with faulty tattooed smiles.
Guilty convicts,
awaiting their trials.

I love you's on the lips
of deceiving young men.
A cold man's rating
on a scale of 1 to 10.

Mood ring skin
turning 13 shades of red.
Lungs too black and shriveled
to blow away the dread.

Spread a yellow tarp
over every awful thing.
The sanitary gauze
to fix the broken wing.

Glistening hope in the
midst of green eyes.
In your warm but trembling hands,
the solution lines.

There's a hole in heaven
where a light flows out.
A leak near the gate,
an end to our doubt.

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on Feb. 1 2013 at 5:12 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Can you tell me what this is about? I think I know, but I loved this and wanna make sure;). Amazing job, btw!

Monisher123 said...
on May. 5 2011 at 2:13 pm
this poem was very breathing taking how you used the words with expression and comparsion i love this poem and i will never forget that i read this.

on Jan. 28 2011 at 8:26 am
HighSchoolDreamer44 BRONZE, Easley, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"The only thing you have to fear is fear itself."

I really like this poem. It has a good use of words. :)