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Let Me Be You

May 11, 2012
By snowleopard100 PLATINUM, New York City, New York
snowleopard100 PLATINUM, New York City, New York
33 articles 1 photo 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, but I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

Let me clutch your tear stained-rags
and cardboard image of American flags
(which you thought meant something).
Your glued on scowl at the churlish rich
and cup of dimes in the earthy ditch
(which bought you my sorrow).
Let me own all your pain
Every burn, and scar, and stain,
so I can know what life would be
If my door to bliss held no key.

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on Dec. 19 2012 at 9:48 pm
applesauceHater SILVER, Nikolaevsk, Alaska
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ahmigosh!!!!this is amazing!!!Im so sorry for the very late reply!!!!!!!!!!!!i cant believe i almost missed out on this

on Jul. 18 2012 at 9:17 am
albinotiger GOLD, Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win"- Stephen King
“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate”- Isaac Asimov

Great topic and GREAT every moment from beginning to end!! (maybe check out my stuff sometime)

on May. 27 2012 at 10:35 am
these-roses GOLD, Bristol, Indiana
14 articles 2 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
so many books, so little time

i liked that you rythmed. its hard to do that and have it make sense( for me anyway)

butterfly123 said...
on May. 27 2012 at 9:18 am
butterfly123, Banglore, Other
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hey ! amazing topic to write on! it is thoughtful and the pained tone was maintained throughout the poem. great work and keep writing :D

on May. 25 2012 at 3:42 pm
Kiki_McGee GOLD, Woodstock, Illinois
16 articles 16 photos 72 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all." - Emily Dickinson

I love the topic of the poem and how you want to take that person's place. However, I don't care for the ( ) because I feel that it breaks up the feeling and rythm of the poem. Other than that, good job!

on May. 14 2012 at 10:03 pm
TheWeirdPoet SILVER, LExington, Kentucky
5 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
I think people forget that humans are animals too.

This poem I especially enjoyed. It's a topic not usually written about. And if it was, it'd probably be a rant on "homeless being worthless", but instead you have a new and unique way of approaching it to the fact you'd wish to understand their life. Very unique.