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End of the World MAG

February 20, 2009
By Samarie GOLD, Princeton, New Jersey
Samarie GOLD, Princeton, New Jersey
14 articles 0 photos 1 comment

I’m standing at the end of the world
It’s where salty air grips your throat violently
And then becomes pleasurable
It’s where the sea meets the sky
In a dull blue line
Before me

It’s where the wind caresses the tiger lilies
In big ceramic vases
Where the street glimmers
With diamonds and emeralds of broken glass
Where children’s thundering, heartbeat ­footsteps
Pound as they race for the rides
In bright and foamy sandals

It’s where the garbage and mystery
Flirt lazily with murder
Where the seagulls converge
On plump, glossy trash bags
Where the flies hum
Their own ode to the stench
Amplified in June’s humidity

It’s where the tiny diner stands
As it implodes from within
Where nothing ever changes around here
It’s the immortality that lurks
In the peeling, stained wallpaper
And the sticky linoleum floors
And the cigarette-tainted voices of the waitresses

I’m standing at the end of the world
This is the city limits
Your world limits
You don’t go any further from here
I’m bracing myself on the edge
So only the ocean can laugh at me now

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on Jun. 3 2011 at 3:15 pm
collegegirladventures GOLD, Mequon, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.

~Salman Rushdie

wow!! you really have a poet's touch. keep it up! l;)

on Aug. 3 2010 at 8:17 am
this is kool

on Apr. 9 2010 at 4:00 pm
BlueAstronaut PLATINUM, Herndon, Virginia
33 articles 36 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Tiny curtains open and we hear the tiny clap of little hands
A tiny man would tell a little joke and get a tiny laugh from all the folks"

Missed the Boat - Modest Mouse

Never be scared to look over the edge. Don't take anyone's laughter into your head, taunting, jeering, frightening. You have your writing. Why care about them?

BMMSKN said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 5:57 pm

on Aug. 30 2009 at 7:34 pm
RadioShower PLATINUM, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
23 articles 5 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
Emo is imaginary - Gerard Way
Normalness leads to sadness -Phil Lester (AmazingPhil)

That was so cool such imadry!! GO YOU!!!!

Anblue SILVER said...
on Aug. 12 2009 at 7:03 am
Anblue SILVER, Houston, Texas
8 articles 0 photos 20 comments
THis is great