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Miss Isabel

August 4, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1159 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Miss Isabel,
she handed him her resignation with the high chin
of a well-bred saint,
she felt her self-denial so gratified by her
arrogance, not by
Miss Isabel,
she loved too much the wrong idols, not even
protected by innocent, good
she knew the danger of becoming like the rest of
those two-timing
Miss Isabel,
she watched him impassively through cold, grey eyes
as he asked her for just one drop
of wine,
to numb the aching in his bones and the fever
in his brow,
but she sold him on temperance and called it
Miss Isabel,
she kept her chin high and she looked to the clouds
for confirmation,
but all she found were empty skies without even the promise
of rain,
or shine,
just a disappointed vagueness in an otherwise perfect,
blue sky.

The author's comments:
been meaning to write this for a while

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on Aug. 26 2013 at 7:23 pm
freeperson DIAMOND, Burlington, Vermont
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"Have you seen the way he looks at you, the way his expression softens and his eyes are like stars...?" - Ara Weston

Cool beans :)

on Aug. 17 2013 at 8:19 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

Nice...! :)

on Aug. 12 2013 at 2:28 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

Awesome job on this! :D I feel like this poem is a baby that I watched grow up (on the forum) and now it's a full-grown adult (in publication). *wipes away tear* Bravo!