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Remember Him MAG

September 7, 2009
By shikyoyome BRONZE, Falls Church, Virginia
shikyoyome BRONZE, Falls Church, Virginia
2 articles 1 photo 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will."
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Do you remember him? she asked
the shiver that consumed my vessel was like
that of a snake, baring its teeth

fangs bore into the heart but
where was the heart
the heart in which a lone assailant had
stripped-nails tearing at each seam

the cloth once a dress, no more
a dress – no more a cloth, but
a fabrication of the mind.

Do you remember him? she begged
the ringing of the alarm was like
the screeching of a car

horns blaring into the eardrums
where the muscles in the body in a
fervent dance stripped each other nude

pale underneath the golden fingers of
the sun – the sun spoke his might, fists
scraping against flesh

flesh vibrating against bone – bone
grinding against emptiness, a puddle
stood for the sun's despair

But where was the soul? she wondered
the cold air whispered, like claws
scratching against silk – silk unwoven

unshed, and held under the care
of a worm – but of that worm floating
on the cloud of heat and vapor

fractured it lay on the cloud of
heat and vapor-silk broken,
it lay on the cloud of heat and vapor

I don't remember him – I said
his soul, an egg broken lay on
the cloud of heat and vapor

silently a ring sounded, like oxygen
oozing into a crevice, the snake
sought shelter – I remember – and the needle
sewed the dress back together again

The author's comments:
We all have a memory... we are, after all, human.

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on Feb. 10 2010 at 12:50 am
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
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This too shall pass.

This is so amazing. It's the way I wish I could remember. Your right, everyone has a memory a "him" or "her", the one who got away.

ncisfanatic said...
on Feb. 5 2010 at 2:56 pm
ncisfanatic, Knoxville, Arkansas
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live life to the fullest

i relly enjoyed this poem ur really good

EmoAnon GOLD said...
on Feb. 2 2010 at 12:25 pm
EmoAnon GOLD, Westport, Indiana
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"Money cannot buy happiness but it can buy choices." - Mrs. Renyolds (Cosmetology)

I really like how this is worded, this is amazing and made me remember "him" in my own world

on Feb. 2 2010 at 11:19 am
Haley Webb BRONZE, Jackson, Ohio
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i love this!! :)

on Feb. 1 2010 at 4:05 pm
Audrea15 PLATINUM, Murphysboro, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Everybody wants happiness. Nobody wants pain. But you cant have a rainbow. Without a little rain.

This could be taken many ways love it

on Jan. 28 2010 at 9:30 am
Dunkelheitstieg BRONZE, Baldwin, Florida
4 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things. Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?,"Leonardo da Vinci.

love the poem! Please look at poems by Moonbeam13: Answer Me, Roses, In a Cage, Do i need help or do you, Don't really know! Thanks. :)

E.Lee GOLD said...
on Jan. 27 2010 at 2:58 pm
E.Lee GOLD, Akron, Ohio
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that was absolutely amazing!

its so well played out, and i can picture everything thats going on. in the end everything makes complete sense. a mark of good writing. keep it up!