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Truth Hurts

May 2, 2012
By Contemplator SILVER, Lake Park, Minnesota
Contemplator SILVER, Lake Park, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
There is a rainbow in your mouth! Open it up and show the world.
This is just like ice cream without the cream.
I'm as stiff as a dried out twig in the middle of winter.
Who lit the forest fire; the match, or the man holding the match?

As the sun sets,
My heart sets too,
Longing for light in the world.
And when its dark
I bump into walls
And get bruises which don't go away.

The sun comes up
My eyes tied shut
By my own hands
The truth, I don't want
To see
Where is my warmth?
Where is my comfort?
Waiting with truth.

Atlas, the eyes open
searching for light
In the book
Of truth.
My fear is confirmed,
My family is doomed
To the flames
Of everlasting he**.

How can I save,
Lord, Jesus Christ
The people
I know so well?
How can I give
To the ones I love
Your love, and
Your life?
How can I serve,
With honor and Joy
When life
Leaves the heart
Of my Love?

When light is gone,
the truth is
I bump into walls
And get bruises
That don't go away.

The author's comments:
I'm depressed.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Feb. 11 2014 at 9:22 pm
Distant_Freedom DIAMOND, Nowhere, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. -James Dean

I agree with KatsK. The full-circle ending is a nice touch that isn't too prominent in today's work. I like how you break it up into stanzas, each one having its own idea and general theme while relating back to the overlapping theme at the same time. Truly impressive.

KatsK DIAMOND said...
on Apr. 22 2013 at 7:52 pm
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

This is really good. I like the full-circle ending.