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 



i have come to 

the point 


i, too,

say that i'm 

not a poet 

just a writer 

with a dream. 


that dream 

turns to nightmares



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 (2468)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 (754)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 (1722)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 (1176)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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