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The Savage Garden

September 3, 2014
By SaithSiro PLATINUM, Jacksonville, Florida
SaithSiro PLATINUM, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
I only wanted to fly.

As I walk the savage garden

This path laid before me,

thorns tear at my flesh- 

Like travelers before me.

Reminding me I am mortal.

I am no god to men

I am just a reminder, of what will be-

and what has always been.

these wounds that I've created, 

will tear, bleed, and heal 

in a vicious cycle, that rips at my soul,

and reminds me what is real.

The birds in cages cry out to fly

alone in this world, never knowing sky

Flowers bloom, wilt and die,

turning to ashes before our eyes

Nothing but memories lost in time.

This place is inescapable, 

My mind creates the trees

The walls that keep them out

and never let me leave

A mortal lifetime to wander, 

amongst the thorns and leaves

the beauty of the savage garden 

that will always torture me.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Sep. 11 2014 at 6:41 pm
edgarallanpoette SILVER, Hemet, California
5 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” - Edgar Allan Poe
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt

This is so beautiful. Like honestly, the words you used create such a stunning image. This piece is powerful.

on Sep. 11 2014 at 4:23 pm
That was the best poem I have ever read. You really have passion and talent. Keep it up!