my flavor is red.

By Star

A work inspired by Madness Comes in Different Flavors - Final Post

sea salt
came across 


my skin 


leaving a 


burning sensation 


that i felt 


seemed fit. 


 


you see,


i'm full


of rage 


and not enough 


words to explain 


it. 


 


i have come to 


the point 


where


i, too,


say that i'm 


not a poet 


just a writer 


with a dream. 


 


that dream 


turns to nightmares


sometimes. 


 


and i welcome 


them in my 


deepest of sleep. 


 


dancing with my demons


as i laugh 


and grin. 


 


i even fell


in love with one. 


and we made 


love under the clouds. 


 


as the thunder rolled on. 


 


 


he said that he loved me too. 


 


i belong 


in the shadows because he 


told me to be. 


and i found it beautiful 


looking out on the outside. 


 


 


 


a lashing here and there


with my inner self 


and i keep beating myself 


down. i'm almost 


six feet under. 


 


i look to the sky 


in need of finding an 


Angel to sweep me off my feet. 


 


i pray. 


 


 


"can you take mercy on me?"   

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Copyright 2016 Star
Published on Monday, March 14, 2016.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • carlosjackal On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, carlosjackal (2466)By person wrote:

    What a descent into hell this was! So very well wrought and I loved the lines about not being a poet but a writer who dreams.

  • 10 Forty Three On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 10 Forty Three (759)By person wrote:

    THAT was amazing! "dancing with my demons as i laugh and grin. i even fell in love with one." Great line. Nicely done. - 10:43

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, TropicalSnowstorm (1709)By person wrote:

    great flow and imagery! you wove this together so well, and i like the note of feeling the pull, but not quite giving up. Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • A former member wrote: Worthy of the comment. I feel like I have been to this place before. My demons were quite comforting but, they hated me. Scholar

  • soul_versing On Monday, March 14, 2016, soul_versing (1203)By person wrote:

    Perfection! I absolutely love this piece, Bran. See... This right here is proof of your poetic genius. I love your face! Scholar

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