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December 15, 2009
By Raven_Gris SILVER, Lilburn, Georgia
Raven_Gris SILVER, Lilburn, Georgia
7 articles 37 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically... I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me.... I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”-Anais Nin

My tongue tastes
bitter and cold
at the back of my teeth –
I struggle to swallow
opinionated words and
sharp, slicing thoughts.
I'll refrain
exercise restraint
for weak sycophantic
courtesy is a lie
sugar coating truth (cavities will grow)
is just as bad
as frankness
so after many a thought
but few a word,
after contemplating
advantages and finding false friends –
the unreality we all drown in …
Next time,
I will let my tongue ride loose
kissing softly my lips and teeth
vocal chords ringing like the timely
resounding of bells
releasing my ideas like
restless birds from their cages.
I'll watch the jaws hit the floor
just enough time to prepare
for the blow.
I'll stand my ground
and embrace for impact of the consequence
bitter but unavoidable
easier taken like small doses of medicine
than to face on your death bed,
where beliefs
and all other veils
fall away
showing everything
and just as

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on Jul. 26 2016 at 8:28 pm
CreepyKarma13 BRONZE, Odessa, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Stand up, brush it off.

Wow... that was deep. Good work.

on Nov. 5 2012 at 3:47 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

It took me a bit to get used to the tone of this piece, but I ended up really liking and respecting it for its uniqueness. Please make sure to read some of my pieces too!

on May. 11 2011 at 2:17 pm
AdultSwim PLATINUM, Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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I just have to say it again. Good as.. 'heck.' Finally a poem about a topic that really matters. Don't you love being critized for ostracizing all the commonplace stupidity? Me too.

Keep it up, a scarce few of us actually get it. And doesn't it make you sick how popular all the other shoddy poems about love and fathers are? Jeeesus. Keep writing.

on May. 11 2011 at 2:14 pm
AdultSwim PLATINUM, Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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The first poem that isn't about ANGST! Nobody gives a... darn about your personal problems. This poem, I can actually relate to. Really eloquent, too. Nice vocabulary. Best poem I've read on here. Hands down.

on Jul. 26 2010 at 4:53 pm
Saudade_indigo PLATINUM, Winnipeg, Other
21 articles 0 photos 17 comments

there's no-one i respect more than people who tell the heard, cold truth

...and that poem really good

on Jun. 3 2010 at 8:28 pm
farmergirl28621 BRONZE, McHenry, Illinois
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not be in such a hurry to grow up; you will forget about today while dreaming about tomorrow. Enjoy the simple God-given pleasures that make life so amazing. Tomorrow is just a whisper; for all we know it may not even exist.

This has such great meaning; and I like the flow of it.

Captain Dork said...
on Jan. 20 2010 at 12:08 pm
Interesting...please post more.