By Midnight Phoenix

The magic seemed to disappear
As the last shimmer of pixie dust
Fell softly into the great below

A dark quiet freezes over
And the surrounding emptiness
Seems to weigh heavily upon
This meager soul

Remorse offers company now
With each short breath slowly fading
Wiping away the emotions once felt
Leaving just enough residue in memory

Small bits of thought left sparkling in my palm
Each beautiful crystal cutting deep
Yet I hold tightly to them out of nature
Hoping for some sort of release

But the shards ignore my plea
And with each thought I wince
A little more until the memories
Cut themselves apart from this
Quiet soul

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Copyright 2004 little nemo
Published on Tuesday, January 20, 2004.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • A former member wrote: i luv the last perigraph, its awsome!

  • Dancing_Monkey On Wednesday, January 21, 2004, Dancing_Monkey (1288)By person wrote:

    lovely read.. :o)

  • purr_verse On Wednesday, January 21, 2004, purr_verse (1051)By person wrote:

    very poignant, effective piece, with a lot of excellent imagery. purr

  • OLd SouL On Tuesday, January 20, 2004, OLd SouL (781)By person wrote:

    well worth the wait. :::OLd

  • maddin foxxxy On Tuesday, January 20, 2004, maddin foxxxy (362)By person wrote:

    I absolutely got caught in the web of words that built the whole write...this feels deep and melancholic...just like a distant sound of rain...I don't know i even got inspired in the making of the comment because of it..I don't need to tell you, but: very

  • maddin foxxxy On Tuesday, January 20, 2004, maddin foxxxy (362)By person wrote:

    well done Brandon...

  • GothicBlack On Tuesday, January 20, 2004, GothicBlack (199)By person wrote:

    theres only one world to describe this, Beautiful.I absolutly love this. I wonderous write. ~gothic~

  • Sinnocence On Tuesday, January 20, 2004, Sinnocence (53)By person wrote:

    thrilled to see you posted something, broken hearted to read it but still thrilled to know someone else has experienced an emotion of this sort. beautiful agony. i loved it. xoxo

  • Jaded Jezzabelle On Tuesday, January 20, 2004, Jaded Jezzabelle (332)By person wrote:

    I like this....I have shards of different colors in my hands...and I refuse to let them go....wouldn't even sell them....great write

  • capt_funguy On Tuesday, January 20, 2004, capt_funguy (807)By person wrote:

    beautiful pain - if i read this correctly , i think i have shards in my hands too - many of which , i wouldn't remove if i could - they are a gift - thankyou for this poem - funguy

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