Daily Lit Deviations for April21st, 2011
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Featured by: !Maudlin-Mandolin
AuroraPlease, keep this quiet,
As I'd rather it not heard,
Nor spoken. Lest, these words
Get broken and end up a mess.
I barely remember when the stars -
Our stars -
Weren't tainted by the clouds. Or our heads.
What it was like when my mouth was untied.
And honestly, time after time,
I'm much less surprised.
Don't let your hands gather and bend,
And rest under your chin out of hate -
Or mine may have no place.
I know that is what's meant,
But let's pretend we're good.
(And yes, it's still just me and you,
And yes, I will still wait,
And yes, you've had your fun.)
I'm sorry, how rude of me,
Would you like to say this aloud?
Allow me to stop writing,
Please initiate tongue.
"Aurora" by ~LetterbombTalkspace
captures the essence between passion
and indecision, which we feel especially
when love and hate so easily coincide.
Featured by: =bowie-loon123
Lie to meI smile and I'm all teeth underneath,
white bones beneath bulbous lips,
careless quips and sinking ships
when something slips.
Hair of the cat that scratched you-
it's never new but always true.
I watched it stew until it grew
into something different.
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder
what does the blind man see when he holds her
and tells her his heart smolders
for her face?
Honesty as a policy
is not for me;
I could never see
eye to eye with it.
You can lie to buy my affection.
I will not try to hide my affliction
and you needn't be conflicted
when we can be so happy together.
"Lie to Me" by *Leonca
is a great example how rhyme
can enhance the emotion of a poem
and make it more evocative.
Suggested by: !Maudlin-Mandolin
Featured by: ~aelogan
"Bending Backwards" by !BandaidHeart
is a must read for anyone with a penchant
for content that's mature and
language that's brilliant.
Featured by: ~loqutor
PanophobiaIf I close my eyes, I can hear them, scrabbling under the floorboards, chuckling to themselves. They know it's only a matter of time. You do everything you can, but eventually you must succumb to exhaustion. That's when they come for you, slipping through the tiny cracks in the wooden floor like melted licorice, except they smell more like tar. They grab you by your hair and your toes and they drag you back with them to their home, a boiling sea that has no beginning or end, just an incessant shriek of torment. Whether it's your own or theirs you can't tellall is smeared into one, down there in the dark. I've tried anything I can to keep them from getting to me, but every night they find me. And down we go.
There are voices arguing beyond the door. One of them is the man who I once thought was my father, but I know better now. The other I can't recognizenot deceptively gentle and patient, like my father's men, not angry and strident, like the social workers who used to
With an aptly-fitting title meaning
"fear of everything," ~scarletbird
paints a convincing firsthand portrayal
Featured by: ~SadisticIceCream
~meldickinson shares a creepy and
perfectly detailed piece about a serial
killer who's captivating voice will
draw you in from the very first sentence.
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