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Broken Wings

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Systematic Decay
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That place with padded walls a


0 posted 11-03-1999 09:08 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Systematic Decay

She stumbles along
Pale with shock; green with jealousy
She had never imagined....

She heard their voices
Laughing, forever mocking her
~Suddenly overcome by the call of the sea~

The dirt lane she traversed
Seemed in her mind to be
The yellow brick road to her final destiny

He had been the same as everyone else-after all
~Betrayal~
-But-He was love (love endures)
And love is hope (A bird with broken wings)
~Hope is suicide~

Her emotions boiled over-
A lifetime of hiding it all inside finally paid off
Apathy vanished
As anguish tore her apart
And her soul was bloodied and raw
Feelings were born anew-
And she couldn't take it

She honestly hoped they would be forever happy
In the knowledge that they had killed her

This is where her sunny road came to an end
On the edge of this craggy cliff
Waves crash on the rocks below-
Seemingly still tinted red

For this is where she stood,
Gazing at the moonlit waters
Silhoueted by the lighthouse glare
In silvered grass

She spread her wings
-(Yes the broken ones-the only ones she has)-
And for a brief moment she flew (Straight down)
Hoping no one would save her
And no one did

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Thinking is just what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their predjudices.


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Denise
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1 posted 11-03-1999 09:26 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very very sad.

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Denise

hoot_owl_rn
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Glen Hope, PA USA


2 posted 11-03-1999 09:27 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

This is so sad
Alwye
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In the space between moments


3 posted 11-03-1999 09:36 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

So very sad, SD. I can understand the sentiments in this piece almost too well..this was very very well done.

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*Krista Knutson*

"To be great is to be misunderstood...." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Systematic Decay
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That place with padded walls a


4 posted 11-03-1999 10:15 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Denise, Ruth, and Alwye, thank you for the replies. I am just glad this hasn't happened to me, and (foolish me) I have trust in the fact that it won't.

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Thinking is just what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their predjudices.


Watcher666
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5 posted 11-04-1999 03:37 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

So sad beautifully written.

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Pepper
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6 posted 11-04-1999 09:35 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Yes, very sad SD......


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Systematic Decay
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That place with padded walls a


7 posted 11-04-1999 04:07 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Watcher and Pepper, thank you. It reflected my mood at the time, and (**sigh**) my current mood.

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Thinking is just what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their predjudices.


Elizabeth
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America the beautiful


8 posted 11-04-1999 05:31 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I love this SD. It reflects my mood also.

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Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
Deep Blue Me
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By a big lake


9 posted 11-04-1999 05:33 PM       View Profile for Deep Blue Me   Email Deep Blue Me   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deep Blue Me

And her soul was bloodied and raw...
And her words were razor sharp and poised to slash at my heart...

Love this!!

DB

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When I'm sad she comes to me
With a thousand smiles, she gives to me free.
--------Hendrix
Systematic Decay
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10 posted 11-04-1999 07:40 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Elizabeth and Deep Blue, thanks.

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Thinking is just what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their predjudices.


passing shadows
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