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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© 2020 Brandi Lea
Published on Monday, March 14, 2016.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Doom Mantra On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Doom Mantra (12)By person wrote:

    Awesome write. Very raw and vulnerable and relatable. I hope you find peace.

  • Star On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Star (926)By person wrote:

    thank you, truly.

  • Phalanx On Monday, February 24, 2020, Phalanx (677)By person wrote:

    The unfortunate thing about collateral damage is that clay-mores don't choose targets, only directions. Sometimes when a monster is warring with themselves, others get caught in the flack. It's not in any sense acceptable but, if you stand too close, you can suffer that. For thousands of years we have been fascinated by fire and it is beautiful but, when we reach to touch it or get too close, who is at fault? Fire burns. You can't can't blame it because you got too close or chose to reach. I think we burn and learn.

  • carlosjackal On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, carlosjackal (2615)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 (701)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 (1715)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 (885)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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