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Butterfly in a Storm MAG

March 26, 2010
By TheEternalMasquerade BRONZE, Hudsonville, Michigan
TheEternalMasquerade BRONZE, Hudsonville, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
A man said to the universe:
"Sir I exist!" "However," replied the universe, "The fact has not created in me a sense of obligation."
-- Stephen Crane

You were a siren
Tattooed with poison ink
Butterfly skin scented so sweet that
I didn't mind the taste

(Though, I don't know how I missed
your tail)

When you cared to perch upon my mast
You'd sing from the sails of how terribly
Beautiful the waves were
As they sent souls to the River Styx

(And I'd come to see it that way too)

You were a muse
I'd dance with your fingers
As they fluttered down your flute
Whispering melodies that mirrored the sea

(Your flute was born of human bone)

Sometimes you would steer the ship
saying, “Oh, doesn't that look lovely.”
Our legs dangled from the bow, and
I finally found the will to jump

(You laughed)

I am Pandora
I'll drown if you desire
But the darkest waters hold a box
That looks ready to be opened

(It'll be the end of you and me)

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on Apr. 20 2011 at 8:18 pm
musicprincess PLATINUM, Braselton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
They say that love is forever, your forever is all that I need

This is really good :)

on Apr. 20 2011 at 6:12 pm
InvisibleGirl23 BRONZE, Okmulgee, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
Sometimes you just have to smile, pretend everything's okay, hold back your tears, & walk away<3

Amazing (:

BillM GOLD said...
on Nov. 3 2010 at 2:54 pm
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Great writing. I absolutely loved it.