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Golden Guilt

September 16, 2018
By Madeliaccola PLATINUM, Asheville, North Carolina
Madeliaccola PLATINUM, Asheville, North Carolina
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Blond like nothing

but a summer fling,

gold enough to last

through autumn.

I made my decision,

and I  am unwavering.

My heart remains locked

as my mind wanders

and blossoms desires.

I let blooms shine

until the sun returns.

File away this invitation

for the sake of stress,

and discard your painkillers

as I discard mine.

And I’ll think of him

while I dabble with you,

because I need his smile

though what I have now

is yours, minus that love.

Can you tell that

you’re only a spirit?

The author's comments:

This piece is just another one I wrote late at night, deep in my own emotions. Once again, I'm not including who this is about, mostly out of embarassment (I'm not sure I want this person to know I feel this way about them...), but it's also offhandedly about someone else, so I'd call this poem a double-edged sword. It's another one that has two sides to it, so I hope readers can somewhat pick up on the truth behind the most obvious words. Merci!

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on Oct. 8 2018 at 9:25 pm
LaylaC1121 BRONZE, Brunswick, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
“It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

Interesting poem! I like the duality of it; it seems loving but angry at the same time.