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Veils of Darkness

April 28, 2012
By Shnitzal-Face SILVER, Pflugerville, Texas
Shnitzal-Face SILVER, Pflugerville, Texas
5 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you fail to prepare... prepare to fail

Why must two yell
While a child cringes in the corner
Can’t they tell
Their arguing has worn her

The eyes can tell
The stories of pain
The cause to yell
The struggle the strain

But they don’t subside
They keep right at it
She’s done with the ride
She’s sick of all of it

She doesn’t hold back
The tears that come
She’s all veiled in black
She’s scared of what is to come

The parents
They stop
They see what they’ve done
But then one starts up
And all hell has begun

She steps out of the darkness
Away from the corner
And more veils of blackness
Fall out upon her

She’s trying to stop
But it just flows
Like a link went *pop*
And out the scream goes

The parents fall silent
They don’t know what’s wrong
Too enthralled in their yelling
To say anything at all

She stops
And she stares
Too choked from the tears
Turns away, and behind her…more veils

What is to become
Of the family now
It went from
Happy to this…how?

The veils of darkness can tell
Take a layer off and read

What caused these people to yell
Take a layer off and just plainly read

The author's comments:
I don't want to talk about the inspiration but was a life experience...and I don't want to repeat it.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Aug. 27 2012 at 8:14 am
BlueSunset BRONZE, Barcelona, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"- Dr. Seuss

Bass, great poem. It's really sad but though it is true, it's the way children feel when their parents are argueing constantly. I think it's really good, keep it up :)

Hannabug GOLD said...
on Jul. 17 2012 at 5:00 pm
Hannabug GOLD, Winona, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine." Ludwig van Beethoven

Kind of a sad poem but it is written beautifully !!!!


on May. 30 2012 at 1:00 pm
starrynightangel BRONZE, Muscat, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Nostalgia is a seductive liar.

Its sad but its really good.. keep writing!!