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This You Must Know: In Truth I am a Liar

May 26, 2013
By haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
70 articles 5 photos 195 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

― Mary Oliver

For men the sow to reap
I am weary of days and hours,
Blown buds of barren flowers,
Desires and dreams and powers
And everything but sleep
Algernon Charles Swinburne, Dolores
Here is where I am lying,
Tearful in this tangible dark,
Killing the silence so
that it screams
Stridently with the sound
Of my beating heart.

How have I grown so tired,
Of blown buds of barren flowers,
And the happiness that sows to reap?
All of these burning hours
Have turned me black ash,
I am dust in your back pocket,
What’s not to love?

Here I am lying,
Thinking of so much but sleep,
Hear me, I’m praying
I need some peace to cease this crease
In this paper, in those notebooks
Stacked on my shelf.

Endless reminders
Of a good omen
That plagues me deeply

But now I pray,
Don’t wake me up,
can’t dream

The author's comments:
The paradoxical imagery in this poem just came to me, and when I read it over, it took me awhile to realize that it actually worked out. It surprised me.

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JYazzmen GOLD said...
on May. 29 2013 at 10:30 am
JYazzmen GOLD, Pensacola, Florida
12 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"you can find out who a person is by the kind of books they read"

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on May. 28 2013 at 4:14 pm
SunnyDreams BRONZE, Niger Falls, Other
1 article 0 photos 274 comments

Favorite Quote:
Can you feel what I have seen, when no one else has lived through what I have?-HalveOfLife

this is really good keep it up