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Dance with the Devil

May 27, 2013
By Sarah_Rose17 SILVER, Windsor, Colorado
Sarah_Rose17 SILVER, Windsor, Colorado
8 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Remember to trust others, it will one day be your saving grace."

I dance with the devil
Waltzing back and forth
Bringing me down to his level
And killing my self worth

And everything joins us
Dancing this dance
The devil and I coalesce
In an unhealthy romance

I fall for depression as though I’ve been kissed
Always coming back for more
Swiftly the blade dances across my wrist
And the blood across the floor

The fire inside me fades away
The smoke dances around the room
Never again to see the light of day
And the darkness starts to consume

The dance comes close to an end
And the light flickers out
They say that I did condescend
As the devil twirled me about

The author's comments:
"That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key."
Elizabeth Wurtzel

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This article has 8 comments.

flatcap12 GOLD said...
on Jun. 5 2013 at 10:32 pm
flatcap12 GOLD, Roy, Utah
10 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is when we hit our lowest point that we are open to the greatest change." -Avatar Aang

holy crap. i know that feeling. it's beautifully written; the symbolism and personification is epic. keep writing, i'd love to see more.

on Jun. 4 2013 at 6:37 pm
Sarah_Rose17 SILVER, Windsor, Colorado
8 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Remember to trust others, it will one day be your saving grace."

Thank you!! I'm glad that you like it. And, I haven't known the word coalesce for more than a month know. ;)

on Jun. 4 2013 at 10:20 am
Scarlett_the_pegacorn BRONZE, Niceville, Florida
4 articles 24 photos 136 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't tell me how to live my life; I do what I want.

Absolutely love this. Very descriptive. Erie. Gave me a new word to look up...coalesce...fancy! ;D 

on Jun. 4 2013 at 10:09 am
xxStileszz BRONZE, Miami, Florida
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Now for the play by play action, *Spam Q" Taufiq Islam-league of legendsplayer

This is raelly good. I feel that I can relate to this.

on May. 31 2013 at 3:57 pm
rockyyyyyyyyy SILVER, Lawrenceville, Georgia
9 articles 0 photos 61 comments

Favorite Quote:
dont let people drive u crazy if you know its in walking distance

this is pretty dope, although the theme being a cliche, you captured my attention to actually read te rest of the poem with the lines, 'And everythins joins us doing this dance'' simply amazing

on May. 30 2013 at 5:49 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1159 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

I can't express how much I love this. It's simply amazing :P sad, but relatable, and captured a gruesome reality in a way that is both beautiful and striking. I love the metaphor about dancing with the devil! Sooooo creative :D

AhtmahKhalsa said...
on May. 29 2013 at 6:49 pm
Great Work! Keep it up!

Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 29 2013 at 5:09 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Wow. I love reading this. The metaphors and personification, I mean they're mind blowing. It's sad to picture, but it happens everyday. This is a beautiful poem. It pictures an unforgettable scene.