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Longings of the Depressed

February 4, 2013
By SteelersJdog GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
SteelersJdog GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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A damp, cold, scent saturates the room

His eyes remain focused and unchanged

The clouds cast a temporary shadow on the photos

His baseball from his youth lies menacingly in the corner

The rocking chair sways in a disturbed tone

His hands grasp the elderly seat

An arctic breeze captures the photos

His ring of hers catapults violently into the end

A furious storm thrusts the baseball into the past

His heart leaves his ancient corpse

A damp, cold, scent saturates the room

The author's comments:
I had a stroke of inspiration.

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on Feb. 26 2013 at 9:18 pm
Apollo77 PLATINUM, Brunswick, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
"Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you."
-Ernest Hemingway

I don't like how the flow is broken up with the individual emotions, you know? but on the other hand I love the circular way it flows and I like how I get the whole idea and story with the last words. real interesting, I just wish the flow was smoother

on Feb. 26 2013 at 3:53 pm
rustyemotions BRONZE, Queens, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Write hard and clear about what hurts.
-Ernest Hemmingway

This one gives me goosebumps.

on Feb. 13 2013 at 8:04 pm
TheCapturedBat GOLD, Belen, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.
-- Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

I don't know what to say... this poem is so real and so sad.