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The Worm

April 2, 2013
By leatherina GOLD, Sicklerville, New Jersey
leatherina GOLD, Sicklerville, New Jersey
19 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
“A hero is someone who rebels or seems to rebel against the facts of existence and seems to conquer them. Obviously that can only work at moments. It can't be a lasting thing. That's not saying that people shouldn't keep trying to rebel against the facts of existence. Someday, who knows, we might conquer death, disease and war.” -Jim Morrison

Let's talk about it.
You were always that itch
I could never reach,
The dire question that
I could never recall.
You stowed yourself away
In a vague & cramped corner
Of my head, expanding and
Expanding so selfishly
Until you made my skull ache.
A lobe-sucking parasite
Chomping on my brains
And pumping your bloated gut
With personality, to make you
Seem human.

With thumb and forefinger,
I plucked and drew you
From my ear.
Your mouth was blue
And swollen like a
Gluttonous infant torn
From the teat.
I flung you on the asphalt
By the gutter and watched
As you writhed & fried.

Forever will I relish the sound of your crunch
Under my shoe.

The author's comments:
Dedicated to a false friend.

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 8 2013 at 3:55 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

Holy hell this poem is intense! I was squirming as I read this. Imagery, metaphors—exquisite. 

on Apr. 5 2013 at 4:38 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
24 articles 15 photos 289 comments

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.

I love the emotion and passion behind this!