Lolitas in 1952

By Rebel_not_Radical

And i sat beside your grave on a
dark stormy night, cold and alone...

"For whom does the bells toll Mr. Poe"

Deep down I knew you wouldnt answer
(Even if you were alive today)
You would probably say that I already knew

I close my eyes

"Yes...Yes I do know"

It was not me who opened my eyes

I was not myself anymore

the turbulency of the bells ringing against my soul
Moaning and groaning and groaning and moaning

"The bells toll for you and me"

"For everybody"

Like loving and losing your own Annabel Lee

And my manacles ring ring ring
like the bells you bring

I am a prisoner in a pocket
Jingling-jangling with skeletons and lockets

Trapped in the runic rhyming of time
Not trusting anymore the powers divine

I am trying...
I am escaping...

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© 2006 Tetch de la Cruz
Published on Thursday, November 23, 2006.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Dilated View On Saturday, January 16, 2010, Dilated View (643)By person wrote:

    I read this as a tribute and thought it was wonderfully fitting. Much enjoyed, thank you for sharing :)

  • ShardsofSilence On Sunday, September 30, 2007, ShardsofSilence (226)By person wrote:

    I read it. Then re-read it. Then read it again. It still hasn't lost its effect. Very well done, I greatly enjoyed reading it.

  • glasshouse On Sunday, September 30, 2007, glasshouse (568)By person wrote:

    This was resounding. Certainly worth reading and rereading. I even stopped watching the game for a minute to read this one. haha. Well done, I really enjoyed reading this. --Jes

  • Clementine On Sunday, September 30, 2007, Clementine (123)By person wrote:

    finally some very original stuff. It felt very pieced together

  • A former member wrote: "Like loving and losing your own Annabel Lee" (In her sepulchre there by the sea). I love the Edgar Allan tintinnabulation, in your Poe-esque bells; the subtle chilling ring. And even w/out the mention of the repeating name Humbert Humbert, in the...

  • A former member wrote: ..."Moaning and groaning and groaning and moaning" pulsations, the rhythms the image is still felt; still there. I love the last two lines: reminds me of Beckett's "Waitig For Godot". Well done.

  • A former member wrote: Damn Tetch your such a good poet. What happened to you? ][ ][

  • A former member wrote: where did u go

  • TaintedButterfly On Friday, November 24, 2006, TaintedButterfly (675)By person wrote:

    Tetch you are one amazing young man.... this was brilliant! Julia~

  • nell On Thursday, November 23, 2006, nell (287)By person wrote:

    heheh i just read lolita for class, this was fun;)

  • Lady Grinning Soul On Thursday, November 23, 2006, Lady Grinning Soul (146)By person wrote:

    i could almost taste this.. i enjoyed reading it as well. well written!

  • Grim_Sorrow On Thursday, November 23, 2006, Grim_Sorrow (77)By person wrote:

    hmm, intriguing write. I enjoyed it, well done.

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