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California! Yeah! Okay, I'm done now

0 posted 2000-02-06 02:42 AM

Whispery feelings touch a frozen heart
        All warmth, all fire
        Sweetening the pain within
There's a sigh buried somewhere inside that fleeting caress
       Stinging over a wound never to heal
       Pulling eyelids closed with deadly kisses
The beating inside my heart is slowing
       The blood rush is fading away
       All that's left from the barrier is pain
The illusions are shattered
       Pain is so very real to my heart
And when that heart is one of a youth
       It's all the more tender to be cut
       Broken like fragile glass not yet cooled

Feet so tired from the flight over mindless lands
      So far have I escaped
      So close, still, is the pain
Was it worth wandering so far?
      Always hiding, masking and murmuring nothing
      Nothing that meant anything for everything was nothing
My insides were sore from the waste
It was unfortune to live, never want to die, and hating living
      As the pain ate away
      The loneliness froze
And I was no more than a walking body
With the dreams creeping close like shining stars
      Only to disappear
      Revealing themselves as will-o-the-wisp in my head

Exhaustion's setting in again
      Making everything spin faster
      Turning the pain into a delicate torture
It's a life I refuse to give up
But so tiring still to try
      I don't want to run any longer
      My hiding places seem too familiar
What use does it take to stop and look back?
What is it I have to hide?
      I'm so tired of the pain to never attach
      To any of the open arms presented
Swallowing, shuddering, hating myself so
I forced myself to stand up from the ground I had fallen

I had run so long these times
      Cherishing the moments briefly warm
      Before returning to the cold
What was I running from?
      I'll never the answer to that
      No one would tell me so
But I wonder sometimes
When I'd been running so far
Why I'd never hear you follow

I turned slowly, as was want of someone who'd never seen behind shadows
But in that moment of seeing what truly lay behind me
I collasped
And screamed

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

"Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things."

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1 posted 2000-02-06 05:30 PM

astraea: this is so lovely and so expressive that it makes me wish i was depressed right now just so i could appreciate it more *heh*... unfortunately i'm going to have to come back to it another day... i'll add it to my poetry bookmarks (that should tell you just how very good i think it is... i only have 5 poems bookmarked)... this is extremely well written and the ideas expressed are magnificently put... two lines in particular stuck out to me that i thought were extrordinarily well-written: "There's a sigh buried somewhere inside that fleeting caress" & "Feet so tired from the flight over mindless lands"... very good  

jerome the boy whose inordinately happy today

p.s. -- if you ever need to cheer up, try listening to Madness while eating homemade chocolate chip cookies... really hard to be sad doing both of those at once  

 A savage place! as holy and enchanted
As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon-lover!

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