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My Life of Distance

March 17, 2009
By JoyousLife BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
JoyousLife BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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I could yearn for a state of unfeeling bliss,
for the brush of ice's numb-cold kiss.
After years of deceit
The smell of rotting meat
my dying life
folding in the flames of my pain.
I'd rather be the cool hard coal
burnt out but unchanging
buried but valuable.
A pleasant surprise when a vein's uncovered
an unknown source of power discovered.
Not these streams of suppressed anger
hidden danger
pressing steam, forward power
a pressure cooker waiting to blow.
A-forever stretching emptiness is my remedy;
the long sleep calls to me
as I die through my life
and walk unknowing through the years
to awake to the tears
of those who thought they knew me
but knew only what they could see:
a diamond hard polished surface
of lies and cut-off feelings and a disassociated

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on Jan. 30 2010 at 9:07 pm
abeatlesfan65 GOLD, Stillwater, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"My greatest trouble is getting the curtain up and down." - T.S. Eliot

Great! A poem can be written in any style, but you are truly Poetic- in the older sense of the word, but modern in the way that says you live in the 21st century. It's a very good mix! Keep writing!

on Jan. 8 2010 at 9:33 am
BlackMoonWhiteSky PLATINUM, Cedar Park, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Thus is life, live it, or die trying!

Wow! It's dark, but wow.

on Nov. 24 2009 at 8:48 pm
futurprez SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
-Geddy Lee

That was intense. I liked it a lot.

on May. 6 2009 at 2:41 am
JoyousLife BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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Thanks andthisisreal! I really appreciate the positive comments.

on May. 5 2009 at 2:11 pm
AndThisIsReal PLATINUM, Broadalbin, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Dans chaque fil il y a un debut.


Captivating Darkness.