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Hopeless Love MAG

June 25, 2008
By Carissa Woods, Montgomery, AL

When lives overflow with disconnection,
hatred endlessly spreads like a disease.
Prejudice constantly blurs perception, rash choices send us crying to our knees.

Despair runs rampant, love being the last hope.
From sadness comes joy on one dismal day.
Two hearts find peace. In each other’s arms, cope.
But peace always leaves and war comes to stay.

Revenge makes death seem the final option.
One love’s life taken leaves two souls alone,
The forlorn mourner gives words of caution.
A plea for peace is the heart’s last moan.

The loss of a love cannot be erased,
but life without love would be a disgrace.

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birtas said...
on Sep. 18 2013 at 9:56 am
birtas, Reykjavík, Other
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It was a great poem. I can really see how you feel and what you‘re thinking. Good Job!

on Feb. 6 2013 at 10:48 am
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

I love the imagery, but the ideas all seem disconnected, just a little. Which hurt the flow... But overall I really enjoyed reading this!

on Jan. 11 2013 at 4:33 pm
WaffleOcean2934 PLATINUM, Rogers, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams-Eleanor Roosevelt

I love all the imagery and details in it.  Nice work on it!  :)

on Mar. 26 2012 at 4:04 pm
writer3499 GOLD, New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"it's impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all-in which case you fail by default."

This is really descriptive and so true!! I love it

on Dec. 29 2011 at 11:02 am
PrincessSparkleStar BRONZE, Michigan
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Ahhhhhh this poem made me literally cry it's so good! Would you please look at my poem, too?

eliana924 GOLD said...
on Dec. 18 2011 at 9:34 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
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Nice job. I really like the way the poem feels on your tongue when you read it.

on Nov. 15 2011 at 3:52 pm
Lionheart BRONZE, Danielson, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:

Great poem! I loved it!!!!

on Jun. 22 2011 at 5:20 pm
FallenAngel1 SILVER, Chula Vista, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Good Night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that i shall say good night till it be morrow."-Romeo and Juliet act II scene II, William Shakespeare
"What's In a name? That which we call a rosse by any other name would smell as sweet."-Romeo

I LOVE this poem. It made me want to cry because, to me, it was sad. But it was also true. Thank you for writing this. Thank You

on May. 1 2011 at 5:05 pm
Efrain16Smile BRONZE, Orange Cove, California
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Favorite Quote:
Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind. - William Shakespeare

This poem is really good, and the word choice is great. I love it! :) smile

on Feb. 14 2011 at 8:30 pm
mandaloreP GOLD, Forked River, New Jersey
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great rhyme scheme, as well as word choice and imagry.

on Jan. 20 2011 at 8:05 am
dancergurl22 BRONZE, Grand Junction, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Love, like you can't get hurt
Dance, like no one's watching
Live, like there's no tomorrow

omg! i love this

on Nov. 28 2010 at 12:45 pm
LeonorEmmalyn, Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
"I hold with those who favor fire."
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I-- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

amazing!!!! love it! 5 stars:))

thechlo BRONZE said...
on May. 14 2010 at 3:54 pm
thechlo BRONZE, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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I love it. I tried to rate it...and meant to give it a 5 but accidentally rated it a 4. lol.

on Mar. 11 2010 at 1:49 pm
poemlover BRONZE, Hadley, New York
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Favorite Quote:
i get the best feeling in the world when you say hi to me or even smile because i know for a second that i've crossed your mind

kudoz that was amazing

Chelz PLATINUM said...
on Mar. 9 2010 at 1:02 pm
Chelz PLATINUM, Iron Mountain, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"When life gives you lemons, bite into it and embrace the bitter taste of reality." (My own words)

I completely agree with you, my eyes started to tear up.

on Mar. 1 2010 at 6:48 pm
Lord_Limitless BRONZE, New Bern, North Carolina
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kudoz to u.

jmc.13 said...
on Nov. 19 2009 at 9:55 am
jmc.13, Dobbs Ferry, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather regret what I did than what I didn't do."

This piece has a beautiful rythm going for it, and your vocabulary adds meaningful emphasis. Really great, I loved it!

on Jul. 28 2009 at 1:41 am
RachelEliza PLATINUM, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when theyre right, and sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together -Marilyn Monroe

wow, that was truely amazing. iy just made me cry, i absolutely loved this. keep it up.

on May. 23 2009 at 12:26 am
icguf615 BRONZE, Mission Viejo, California
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awesome. that was excellent. truly phenonamal (sp?)