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The Folly of a Youth

February 19, 2013
By SteelersJdog GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
SteelersJdog GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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A thousand years I’ll spend chasing
A thousand years too long
I’ll spend my entire life running
But you are already gone

You turn and pause a second
Just to taunt my wandering heart
And you vanish soundlessly
Amidst the murky trail

You leave petals in your tracks
I think to show the way
Instead they lead to a campfire
Inside it, I see your face

Along the puzzling course
I see a wishing well
Inside I cry in desperate hope
For freedom from her dreadful curse

I plead the cistern to commence its task
But it does not send a response
I hurl a shout of anguish
To the listeners around

In my arousing brokenness
I feel my legs give
The evil force of gravity
Takes hold of my rotting corpse

Plummeting into the wishing well
I turn around to see
Your pitiless face smiling
Enjoying my despair

Yet the same face that haunts me
Is the same face that warms me
And that face I will be chasing
Once I leave the wishing well

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This article has 4 comments.

on Mar. 5 2013 at 10:33 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Your second to last stanza gave me chills! I love your imagery:)

dya.o PLATINUM said...
on Mar. 1 2013 at 9:46 am
dya.o PLATINUM, Milton, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“If consensus is overrated, I think balance is, too.
I have no interest in living a balanced life.
I want a life of adventure.” | Chris Guillebeau

Wow all I can say id WOW!! This poem really captured my attention. I love how you told a story with the words and gave a haunting feel to it. Great Job :)

on Feb. 27 2013 at 4:25 pm
bruisedmemories ELITE, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
109 articles 10 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you're young, you can fly, but we trip on clouds 'cause we get too high" -The Band Perry (Song: Don't Let Me Be Lonely)
"Cause no matter what, you'll never be alone" -Lady Antebellum (Song: Compass)

Very deep! lol. But it was a good quality poem. Nice job!

on Feb. 25 2013 at 3:52 pm
redhairCat PLATINUM, Pebble Beach, California
47 articles 20 photos 411 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can do anything!"

So creepy! You know how to write a good bone chilling poem. :)