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Corner Swanston and Bourke MAG

March 7, 2010
By Alon93 BRONZE, Melbourne, Other
Alon93 BRONZE, Melbourne, Other
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Girls abandon lovers like dead cigarettes
hurtling toward naked concrete sidewalks
depleted bodies consumed hastily
heads sizzling
an inferno of unshaven desires
never finished

Blood dripping from broken hearts
showering gutters with unrequited love
faceless chain-smokers stumble past
the putrid smoke rises

The author's comments:
Melbourne, Australia. The corner of the two busiest streets in the city, and yet how empty it seems.
As i sit in the tram, gazing out the window, i can't help but wonder what this world would be if instead of smoking cigarettes, we faced our problems.
(Winner of FAW Young Poet Of The Year Award 2010, (Australia) - unpublished)

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on Jul. 31 2013 at 11:37 am
sophistryxo SILVER, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”
-Jack Kerouac

Whoa. This is incredible. I'm in awe. I don't really think I can comment this is too exceptional. Great work!

Alon93 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 26 2013 at 9:35 pm
Alon93 BRONZE, Melbourne, Other
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Thanks so much!

on Jul. 25 2013 at 1:25 pm
Carly_Elizabeth PLATINUM, Othello, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
Roald Dahl

No mediocre words of apreciation or praise would do this poem justice. This is so amazing. 

jake23 said...
on Jul. 16 2013 at 12:22 am
Such amazing imagery. It's so short, yet every single word is incredible