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To not have a heart

January 12, 2014
By ansem_unlimited PLATINUM, Frederick, Maryland
ansem_unlimited PLATINUM, Frederick, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
Thou may think of me as desired, to idolize or villanize me whichever you may choose. but gaze upon me and thou sall not see the husk of a man! for all my sins and all my bliss, i am anything but hollow

What does it mean to be human? To have Mercy? All inside a world where mercy is all too scarce, perhaps it doesn’t exist. We are in a dark time when brotherly slaughter is second nature, where we hurt each other all the time without knowing. Hearts are broken for the sake of breaking, and lies are spoken for the sake of lying. Everyone speaks but no one listens. Love is but a tool while friends are bought and sold like products. Reality is all too distant as we mindlessly scurry about selling our souls and bottling our hearts, but who stands to truly see the world? And who shall stand to ask them what they see? For soon we will become as evil as our actions and as heartless as our lies.
I wonder, does it hurt to not have a heart?

The author's comments:
this is a piece regarding the darker side of society where those who lack a boundary of what they'll give their soul for, end up at the top of the world. so i ask you, what would you do, in exchange for your humanity?

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on Mar. 22 2014 at 2:34 pm
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

SO this is true poetic pro? I never knew :P Sorry. I think you commented one of my poems saying it was similar to you poetic pro and I looked it up a lot and still couldn't  get it. Whoops so I decided I was gonna ask you. But now I GET IT! Yay! PLUS AS TO THE CONTENT: I totally agree with you. And this poem has such amazing phrases voiced exactly the way I would say them that in some places I even felt like I was hearing myself speak! wow. Also love the way the last line is a rhetorical question. ahaha mostly people pay close attention to first lines but nowadays I've been paying a lot of attention to last lines because it occured to me how the last note you leave a person on is usually the one that leaves an imprint. HEY I think I might actually write about this! Gotta rush. See ya soon. Love always, Saphira.

on Jan. 27 2014 at 11:27 pm
cecchmate BRONZE, Menlo Park, California
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Favorite Quote:
"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."
-Greek proverb

I think this is awesome - I love when poems deal with the darker side of humanity, especially because - you're right - that part of the world is the most powerful (and always has been, unfortunately). I think the idea  could be really great tranformed into a rhythmic poem - you've got some phrases in there that would sound great put into a more structured prose. But, even still, as a free-verse poem, I think it's awesome. Great work! :)