Epic Fail

By Malice In Wonderland

The sky is brooding, today
slate grey eye
a twisted axis
for swirling savagery

picture shattering dissapointment

mirrors have always been the enemy

sharp as razors soaring past
in miserable clarity

I have


into transgressions
beyond my control
bleeding into the cold silt
that speaks pine box.oppression

and my spine sings
in resignation
my steel has melted away

leaving my hair to wind through the grass like.daisies
ever in bloom

tidalwave torrents
my ever fighting legs
crushing them to.peices

These rocks reflect
my nosebleed sunset
scrawled across the walls
like a lipstick goodbye

and my fingers have taken root to the soil
springing new flowers
and my moss bound lashes
are heavy
these days
they long to meet the base
of my saltwater eyes
corroded with brine and bitterness

they do not close
but sometimes,
I wish they would.

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Copyright 2012 Rain In The Willows
Published on Monday, September 10, 2012.     Filed under: "Personal" and "Poetry"
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  • Dilated View On Sunday, April 28, 2019, Dilated View (641)By person wrote:

    What amazing visuals throughout and the weight of it just clamped down harder and harder from each stanza to the next. Those last 3 lines say so much, I'm not sure how to give this the justice it deserves. Very nicely done :)

  • Phalanx On Monday, March 9, 2015, Phalanx (747)By person wrote:

    This contest business is so unfair, there's only one thing to do. FAV.

  • A former member wrote: The sadness of this piece is washed away by its conclusion... I see it as a rebirth into something more than flesh could ever hope to be... amazing pen...

  • BetaWolfinVA On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, BetaWolfinVA (894)By person wrote:

    wow... what happened? Scholar

  • Definit On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, Definit (123)By person wrote:

    'Epic fail' is not something I would use to describe this. A wonderful roller-coaster ride this was to read. another great read :)

  • Star On Tuesday, January 8, 2013, Star (1189)By person wrote:

    every time i read you im in awe. with this poem im still in awe. beautiful to the extent wow... (:

  • dwells On Saturday, September 22, 2012, dwells (5696)By person wrote:

    A view from the grave perhaps as we are returned to the primordial ooze from which we sprang, staring at the heavens through dead eyes, spooky!

  • PoetessDarkly On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, PoetessDarkly (1004)By person wrote:

    great imagery

  • Iwas On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, Iwas (41)By person wrote:

    This is something else.

  • Tragic Intuition On Monday, September 10, 2012, Tragic Intuition (22)By person wrote:

    i love the imagery that is presented in this work of art. thank you so much for posting it.

  • King_Crazy_Dave On Monday, September 10, 2012, King_Crazy_Dave (53)By person wrote:

    how are you so awesome so fast

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