The Art of Transcending

By BleedSilver

Can we hold hands at the end of the world?
Can we feel together the waves of disruption,
The weeping of the earth as her acid tears sear our flesh,
And leave our bodies ruined,
but our souls beautifully untouched?

Can we fly on wings tattered and torn
By the pain in our troublesome past?

Are the clouds soaring overhead,
Swirling into oblivion...
As the eyes of the devil descend upon us,
Look through us in stark recognition?

Can I feel relief and safe
In the mere grasp of your hand again?

Can I see the end of everything in truth
morbidly prophetic, in a way...
yet we still bind ourselves together,
vines wrapped around a single vulnerable heart...
Beating weakly, but alive.

Though we stare down the gates of Hell,
Our souls remain pure, together.
Apart, devided, we would fall
Into the chasms of despair,
Never to return.

So answer me this...
Are we still holding hands,
At the end of the world?

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© 2006 BleedSilver
Published on Wednesday, October 4, 2006.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Silver Spectre On Sunday, August 25, 2019, Silver Spectre (84)By person wrote:

    This is an amazing statement given in the style of a question I suppose. I wonder if it started as a question in you that you realized you already had the answer and all you did was pull it out. After all is said and done, when we write of longing for someone to hold hands with do we also ask for the fortitude and faith that we would need to "make it" in such a longing under the circumstances you have stated. Or as I seem to tell each new Girlfriend only to receive a look of great dismay, "Obviously if you and I were any good at this you and I wouldn't be climbing into bed now. Well said, Silver Spectre

  • Dilated View On Tuesday, December 29, 2009, Dilated View (586)By person wrote:

    "Can we fly on wings tattered and torn By the pain in our troublesome past?" Can we, indeed? This entire writeup was full of honest analysis and emotional questioning. Excellent job :)

  • Bella Butchery On Monday, April 2, 2007, Bella Butchery (725)By person wrote:

    fucking bloody amazing

  • TaintedButterfly On Friday, October 6, 2006, TaintedButterfly (672)By person wrote:

    Why do I feel like I've read this before? Is this a repost? I remember leaving a comment, now I don't see it. :( dang it. Anyhow, it's awesome. Julia~

  • BleedSilver On Monday, October 9, 2006, BleedSilver (298)By person wrote:

    Nope, this is a brand new post, I rarely do reposts...

  • A former member wrote: aw this is beautiful. i loved it... especially the ending. very romantic.

  • Ocean of Truth On Wednesday, October 4, 2006, Ocean of Truth (43)By person wrote:

    Ah he's in an in-the-closet emo kid... sorry duffy just kidding :)

  • Moratha On Wednesday, October 4, 2006, Moratha (17)By person wrote:

    Wow, can something be so strongly romantic and depressing at the same time? You pulled it off beautifully. An AFI fan perhaps?

  • BleedSilver On Wednesday, October 4, 2006, BleedSilver (298)By person wrote:

    Nope...I am mostly a metalhead...but I see the likeness

  • mozarts cat On Wednesday, October 4, 2006, mozarts cat (184)By person wrote:

    that's beautiful .

  • Ocean of Truth On Wednesday, October 4, 2006, Ocean of Truth (43)By person wrote:

    good to see youre back, nice and strong write to kick it off

  • A former member wrote: i like this too. well done.

  • hate_doll On Wednesday, October 4, 2006, hate_doll (265)By person wrote:

    I like the end. It's tender but chaotic and the descriptions are quite wonderful. I like this.

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