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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© 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 (27)By person wrote:

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

  • Star On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Star (1189)By person wrote:

    thank you, truly.

  • carlosjackal On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, carlosjackal (2586)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 (743)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 (1835)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

  • River Lily On Monday, March 14, 2016, River Lily (1162)By person wrote:

    This was such an awesome write, And the inspiration you were feeling truly flowed through this..so many great lines. Very much enjoyed Scholar

  • soul_versing On Monday, March 14, 2016, soul_versing (1097)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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