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Under The Rocks MAG

January 3, 2008
By Liz Nasca PLATINUM, Edinburg, Virginia
Liz Nasca PLATINUM, Edinburg, Virginia
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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 Feb. 15 2010 at 7:22 am
mandymac BRONZE, Naples, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

this is so amazing.

great use of words.

crezzimimixx said...
on Feb. 8 2010 at 1:27 pm
Oh my god! I love writing dark, emo poems. I am the star of those kinds of poems. I don't know if you ment this to be emo-ish, but it is dark, and my poems can't even compare to the work you've dont on this delightful, amazing poem! I completley, and totally love it! Love it! Love it!

on Jan. 29 2010 at 4:44 pm
B.R.Nack SILVER, Grand Junction, Colorado
5 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
“...Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”
--Stephen King

this is a realy good poem, you really put ur heart in ur words im impressed^^

kedsberry!! said...
on Jan. 8 2010 at 12:55 am
u brought out de concept of how a lie could ruin a soul...it was very impressive!! 3 cheers 4 a RAEL poet like u

on Dec. 4 2009 at 2:39 pm
thesilverrose BRONZE, Richardson, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead." -Benjamin Franklin

Good job. Keep up the good work!!! =)

bamboom212 said...
on Nov. 1 2009 at 9:25 pm
This made me wanna clap so bad :P Undeniably amazing. I can completely relate, due to some of my situations. I loved it!!!!

on Aug. 1 2009 at 2:36 am
delizabethl PLATINUM, Linesville, Pennsylvania
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Brava! Brava! More!

on Jul. 31 2009 at 9:10 pm
SkaterGurl17 GOLD, Jasper, Georgia
11 articles 3 photos 24 comments
*Claps* this was amazing : )

darlingsweet said...
on Jul. 31 2009 at 5:46 pm
wow... i really love this piece espesaily the ending that sort of way of thinking is something i can totally relate to

on Jul. 31 2009 at 5:12 am
bookworm:) BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
4 articles 0 photos 7 comments
Excellent use of language.