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Under The Rocks MAG

January 3, 2008
By Liz Nasca PLATINUM, Edinburg, Virginia
Liz Nasca PLATINUM, Edinburg, Virginia
22 articles 0 photos 0 comments

I was
Hiding in the thicket
Of tangled thorny lies
And fears hidden by nervous reactions
The leaves have all dropped out now
My armor
No longer impenetrable steel
A sharp remark
Beats at my last fragile shield
Pale old deceptions
Flinch at a sudden glare
Truth has a way
Of eating you apart
I’m almost gone
My remains are scarce but pure
Yesterday, I was
A stranger to myself
Fighting a reluctant battle
My anger erupting
One wrong word spit out

Yesterday, I was
Sold out
By an enemy
Burrowed deep
Inside myself
The unforgiving war we fought
Ended briskly
Many lives were
I don’t recognize
The face I’ve so
Delicately molded
Hard, bittersweet anger
Ate away
What was left
Of my shielded soul

I am a lost dreamer
A bitter sailor
No thrill for unknown lands
A silent screamer
Finding no peace in the
Soundproof walls
of selfish minds

I am scratching away
At a pad of
White-hot paper
My hostile mind
Is exhausting
I’m trying for
Something more
But it’s all in vain

I am
Something I
Hope to never
I am thirsty for
The sweet simplicity
Of a blank slate
But I must live with what I’ve done
As I will have to live
With what


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on Jun. 17 2011 at 11:13 am
apoetssoul SILVER, Lockport, New York
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Favorite Quote:
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. -Thomas Jefferson

This is beyond beautiful. If I had read this poem about 6 months ago, when I was going through an extremely difficult time, it would no doubt have helped me to heal sooner. This is gorgeous and eloquent, and I hope to see more of your work in the future. You have been given a tremendous gift, please don't waste it, and PLEASE don't ever let anybody convince you otherwise. God bless! :)

on Jun. 14 2011 at 5:24 pm
remembermeplz PLATINUM, Friend, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
"when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace" -- Jimi Hendrix

I love it =)

Amazing wording =D

on May. 23 2011 at 4:11 pm
SunshineSkeptic BRONZE, Stafford, Virginia
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purely lovely and expressive.

on May. 23 2011 at 1:10 pm
tesswards32 PLATINUM, Perry Hall, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"And it's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most, not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes. There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind." - Zac Brown Band

This poem was real and very expressive. I liked it a lot!

babyfacejack said...
on Apr. 6 2011 at 12:03 pm
this poem was a rocky sensation of life

on Apr. 2 2011 at 7:57 am
summermarrie BRONZE, Tobyhanna,pa, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
live well laugh offten love much.... cry less love alot be happy... if you love something or someone so much let it go if it comes back it was ment to be....

i liked this loved how it some one or you and how changed and relizing is important!

on Mar. 22 2011 at 5:39 pm
nitegirl BRONZE, Myrtle, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Beacause 10 billion years time is so fragile, so emepheral... it arouses such a bittersweet, almost heartbreaking foundness

- its from a show i used to watch that i can't remeber the name of

really amazing... i get what it means you know... that completely describes what im going through in my own life!

on Mar. 18 2011 at 7:53 am
BitterSweet1993 SILVER, Bronx, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species. ~W. Somerset Maugham, A Writer's Notebook, 1949

Wow. :o that is something to think about. :) i like this alot.

on Mar. 14 2011 at 8:29 pm
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on Jan. 7 2011 at 11:22 pm
Jessie-Mo SILVER, Mo. City, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

This poem not only brings out the emotion of the writer, but of the reader. As I read it, my heart started beating differently, and I stopped myself. "This is not just any poem." I thought. So I went back. And I read it, reading each line as a line of its own. And a deep meaning hit me. It inspired me, and in a deep way. This is an amazing poem, and its message is brilliant. Youare a very talented person, and should continue writing. So far, this poem speaks to me the most. I love it, I really do.

on Dec. 14 2010 at 7:51 pm
KcEsKc98 SILVER, Dayton, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
I am me :)

I love this it really spoke to me keep up the good work :)

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on Oct. 24 2010 at 5:10 pm
Malia. GOLD, Univercity Place, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"im added to your chain"

when i read a poem i need to have some sort of feeling invoked in me, a memory to come back to me to fill me and that is what you poem did for me.

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on Oct. 15 2010 at 9:29 pm
Photo_97, Ct., Connecticut
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when i read something over and over ,it really speeks to me. i really love this and when i read it all i could think was wow this is pure talent. i want to write like this one day so plase keep it up. :)

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on Sep. 1 2010 at 7:53 am
oriink BRONZE, Fredricksburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Be who you wanna' be, barbie girl."

Although at first i thought to myself, "Here we go, another heartbreaker." I prepared myself for tears or maybe something. When i continued on down your poem, i realized that you found yourself. This was not a heartbreak poem nor was it about early-ending partnership, it's a poem that makes you think. And that's what makes the best reads of our time. Truely wonderful.

on Jul. 21 2010 at 12:45 pm
MustangWriter1813 PLATINUM, Crooks, South Dakota
45 articles 7 photos 128 comments

Favorite Quote:
" No one can told you back besides yourself " MaKayla Claymore class of 2013

wow....this is really powerfull! Kepp it up!

Check out some of my work, comment and rate them for me!

kms777 GOLD said...
on Jun. 8 2010 at 5:30 pm
kms777 GOLD, Winn, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"learn from your mistakes but regret not a thing"

wow that really makes you think about things. and its very intriguing. i wish you'd read mine and help me figure out what to do to fix them


on Apr. 26 2010 at 9:24 pm
LostButNeverFound PLATINUM, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. Friends are like balloons: once you let them go, you can't get them back. So I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you.

i think thats what every poet wants out of thier work. pure genius=]

on Apr. 15 2010 at 10:38 am
Literalist17 SILVER, Monte Vista, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"Tact is, of course, only for those who lack the wit to possess sarcasm"

wow, i love poetry that makes me think deeply, and well... this one did just that. purely amazing

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on Mar. 31 2010 at 10:34 pm
inspir3d GOLD, Norcross, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
We're all just looking for attention, to be discovered overnight. We're all frustrated by the popular ones that claim the limelight before they fall to pieces. So many of us are stuck under the radar--what makes me different? You decide!


that's all i have to say. Not a word wasted, incredibly powerful.

on Feb. 15 2010 at 9:10 pm
PeaveLoveMe SILVER, Deland, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I shall never give up, make believe is too much fun."

loved it, plz read mine? (: