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I wanted to write poetry
but all I hear is your voice
saying you don't love me anymore.
I suppress the intent to sit and think about him,
because I fear it might trigger tears
or we become altered
to the point of obsession.

I don't want to ruin us,
leave us a pile of
"we shouldn't be together, but holy hell, we can't let go."

He's the
"I'm afraid of my suicidal tendencies"
last chance at a life.

A life:
the word that resonates an overwhelming need
for a home.

Like the other word of four meager letters,
it holds strength, the drive to stay alive,
and make a life out of that alive,
but I can't stay determined
if I'm by the self I've loathed for years.
the self that came too close too often.

He's the boy, not yet man,
that can keep me grounded,

the rationality to the irrational parts of me.
I watched him as he flipped through pages
of a magazine with people painted and pierced
to the point their mothers wouldn't recognize them.

With a half-cocked smile, he turned to me,
"Would you get my name tattooed on you?"

I met his eyes,
"Your name is already burnt into my lungs,
so a tattoo would probably hurt far less."

His smile must've misfired.
She's the source of every word I've written
The amethyst in the mines underneath our funeral pyre

Enchantments of her own creation,
binding me,
yet she didn't know she held magic

That's how she caught me
Ensnaring me in syllables and pentameters

High, low, high, low

Until she lost her rhythm.

And I lost track of the rhyme.

The minutes started counting down, not up.
But time was an abstract object,
nonexistent for someone who never watched the sunrise

She didn't know that I embraced it each morning.

Set on a path of reality,
I hadn't realized she was lost in irrationality.

Nights became longer
and she couldn't find
the right formula
for the right potion
for the right solution.

As ghouls knocked at her door,
she drank poison,
fixing her problem

Leaving the spell books blank and enchantments undone,
I wish her magic would've won.
Lucy Lies in Ashes
extremely rough draft of something I probably won't edit for years
My life is a wreck, but you know what they say, a captain goes down with their ship.

May 5, 2014, 5:37 PM


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Natalie Irey
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United States
I lost my way and the only map is the syllables in my sentences.

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Psycheheart Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Thank you so much for the watch! 
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Thanks for the fave ^^
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Thanks for the fave :)
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Thanks for the watch! :)
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Thanks for noticing my ramble, and the fave :-)
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welcome (:
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thank you for faving Thoughts Of A College Student!
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