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since 1999-11-14
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0 posted 2000-06-04 02:53 AM

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I raped my sanity for you
I held it down and forced it to comply
I told it to be quiet
And not to scream too loud
Not to let anyone hear
I killed my conscience for you
I ignored its premonitions
It was getting too dominant
Now it is not a problem
I have done away with it
I stripped myself of character for you
Shaved my personality off little by little
Until i was completely innocent in my nudity
Laughing nervously and slowly shaking, shaking, shaking
With venerability pouring out my ears
I lied right in front of God for you
Blackmailing righteousness with lust
And winking at the devil, sharing our secret
My eyesight changing from rose-colored to dark red
I made friends with fire

You murdered me today
When you said you didn't sacrifice like I did

[This message has been edited by ILoveSrfrs (edited 06-04-2000).]

© Copyright 2000 ILoveSrfrs - All Rights Reserved
Jeremy Halstead
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since 2000-06-01
Posts 569
Morris, Ill. U.S.A
1 posted 2000-06-04 05:43 AM

Wow, that is sooooooo strong.  I'm am totally moved right now.  Almost everything that I look for in a poem was right there, in perfect style.  keep em comin and check out my stuff if ya could.

Jeremy D. Halstead


since 2000-05-28
Posts 152
2 posted 2000-06-04 08:42 AM

This is great!!! I agree that it's very strong, and very very powerful, especially the last lines. It shows pain perfectly.

since 1999-11-14
Posts 69
3 posted 2000-06-04 02:01 PM

Wow thanks for the great replies.  I thought it could use a lot of work you guys have any suggestions to make it better? Thanks alot, Marissa
Junior Member
since 2000-04-29
Posts 15
4 posted 2000-06-04 06:06 PM

Wow, this poem was incredibly powerful! I don't think it needs many changes, if any at all! Good job.
Love always: Nikki

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since 2000-05-31
Posts 932
5 posted 2000-06-04 07:07 PM

WOW!!! I am completely touched by this poem! You did a wonderful way of expressing yourself. As for changes ~ I think that when you change a poem you change your feelings. You wrote this poem from your heart and these were your feelings at the time. If you change it it changes the essence of your poem which is what I don't think it needs! Great job! I'll be looking for more of your work!! Love Always ~*~Jessica~*~
since 1999-11-14
Posts 69
6 posted 2000-06-04 09:10 PM

Thank you guys so much for your comments and are all so great
xoxo marissa

Vball Chickie1624
since 2000-05-14
Posts 116
New York
7 posted 2000-06-04 09:44 PM

Excellent poem.  Very moving...and right to the point.  It expresses your feelings really well..keep writing!!

Love ya,

 "Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do."

"The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say."
- Anais Nin

"Follow your own heart, not others."

since 1999-11-14
Posts 69
8 posted 2000-06-04 09:46 PM

wow, thanks again guys - also, please look at my newest work, called Bulemia...
Thanks alot,

since 2000-01-31
Posts 228

9 posted 2000-06-05 09:09 AM

I really like this poem. It has some very powerful images in it which is what I think you were going for. I think it is wonderful the way it is but if you feel you must change it (which I don't think it needs, you could always make it more personal. That is, you mention lust . . . did you compromise you values for this guy sexually, or what? Let the reader know the situation as well as how you handled (which in this case is by "raping  your sanity") Good job and keep posting -- I love reading your work!!


 "The worst of what people do to one another is deceive.
Because when you love someone you control their version
of reality. If you lie to them that's like making them
autistic so that what they believe is reality is in fact,
not their true situation at all."

It's not the angry words that break the heart, it's the silence.

Someone said that true love is like a ghost -- often spoke of but never seen.
I've seen both and yet in my darkest hours, tend to believe that neither exits.

since 1999-11-14
Posts 69
10 posted 2000-06-05 07:21 PM

Thanks again for your replies
Crystalina - that is a great suggestion, I'm going to try to incorporate that and revise it. Thanks alot!
xoxo marissa

since 2000-04-09
Posts 491
11 posted 2000-06-06 05:44 PM

Hi ILoveSrfrs
What happened and what did you sacrifice  and to whom ? It portrays some dark moments in life I guess.

since 1999-11-14
Posts 69
12 posted 2000-06-06 07:58 PM

Well this poem was about how I sacraficed for this certain person (raped, killed, lied, stripped) and then in the end - I was the one who got hurt when the person told me that they didn't sacrafice, or they didn't feel the way that I did. So I gave up everything for this person to eventually get nothing and to get hurt in the end.
- hope that clarifies everything
xoxo marissa

Junior Member
since 2000-06-06
Posts 16

13 posted 2000-06-07 06:37 PM

AWESOME poem. I can relate to that totally. Changing yourself so much for someone who doesnt really care. I look forward to more of your work  

 Love will be the end of us...

Junior Member
since 2000-05-28
Posts 49
Muncie, IN
14 posted 2000-06-07 10:47 PM

This poem is absolutely amazing!  Your voice speaks with such repose, while your heart screams with absolute anguish.  Have you shown this murderer what you have written?  I think that he should.  Your pain is felt here.  Wonderful writing.  I am anxious to hear more from you.  Again, this writing speaks powerfully to me.  Thank you for writing it.

Artic Wind
Member Rara Avis
since 2007-09-16
Posts 8080
Realm of Supernatural
15 posted 2007-11-15 07:06 PM



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