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The Comeback

January 2, 2013
By Tafkas SILVER, Monrovia, California
Tafkas SILVER, Monrovia, California
8 articles 1 photo 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosever believes in Him will have eternal life." John 3:16 <3
"Act your age, not your shoe size." ~PRINCE
"Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind."

And there we were, two hawks of pride
In a fight once more
Using sharp words in place of knife blades
To cut each other down.
One of us seemed more capable than the other
In delivering dreary daggers to the heart
Apparently without mercy –
You are gone now,
And I am haunted by incessant thoughts
Of what I could have – should have – would have said.
I can imagine your ache as I deliver cold projectiles
– Hopefully to your core….
Funny how, after the air has cleared
And the fight is done
The sharp words come, and I, too, am equipped
With dangerous daggers of unpitying combat.
(Or is it "comeback"?)
But you are gone now
And there is no one left to fight. I am alone
And so the dagger-words pierce my own heart.
Funny how, in wanting to wound you, I have hurt myself.
It is all over now, it has all been said, true;
I am left to wonder,
Do birds of pride, when stabbed, bleed red
Or blue?

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on May. 27 2013 at 10:28 pm
SentByWolvesOnHigh BRONZE, Rancho Cucamonga, California
4 articles 39 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you. – Zig Ziglar

I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way!
Carl Sandburg

Whoa. This is Deep. Really deep. I enjoyed your tie to hawks, it really helps to show a  connection between the fierce freedom of them. And that contrasted with how dangerous it is when they are hurt or weakened. Keep up the great work Tafkas!