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Impede, Recede, and Concede MAG

December 26, 2008
By meggyt BRONZE, Cranford, New Jersey
meggyt BRONZE, Cranford, New Jersey
1 article 0 photos 26 comments

My heart does not beat for you anymore.
It powers down, ensuring no emotion.
I dare not surrender to your poison potion,
But flee from wounds which time could not restore.
What a pedestal that has been set,
An unyielding power coarse hands caress,
Fear lurks beyond confidence, I confess.
My own faults shall remain my own regrets.
I bestowed you with height, attesting me weak,
Recoiling behind acts of defiance,
Gives notion your battle will not succeed.
I accept our relations, we need not speak,
My heart need not beat, nor inquire alliance,
Tonight I impede, recede, and concede.

The author's comments:
This originally began as an English/Italian Sonnet mixed, but I ended up messing up with the rhyme scheme. I gave it to my teacher anyway. She will probably think it is an act of laziness that I did not take the time to adjust my rhyme scheme mistakes. Yet, sometimes, like people, poems are just better flawed.

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Absolutely beautiful. You're very talented.

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on Dec. 11 2014 at 11:35 am
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this article is so beautiful its very powerful im sure alot of people can relate to this especially me i hope you keep writer your amazing

EEKgirl GOLD said...
on Feb. 20 2014 at 12:04 am
EEKgirl GOLD, Tigard, Oregon
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It sounds like a dance. I love it, it is a flawed beauty. Please, keep writing. Rhyme scheme schmime scheme.

on Apr. 29 2013 at 3:20 pm
Elizabeth-of-rohan PLATINUM, Abbeville, Louisiana
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on Apr. 29 2013 at 2:16 pm
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It was awesome

on Jul. 25 2011 at 8:19 pm
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Beautiful. Its powerful. I can feel the emotion- that's what I love about poetry. Putting just a few words on the screen and still being able to show people how you feel is an art I'd love to learn someday. Very good job.

on Jun. 1 2011 at 2:52 pm
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I agree with your description. Poetry is better flawed because if you have to plan it out where is the feeling. You did amazing

on Jun. 1 2011 at 2:34 pm
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Wow, some of those lines really spoke to me about a friendship I once had.

on May. 20 2011 at 9:54 am
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Wow. Just... wow. This is absolutely amazing. 

on Mar. 30 2011 at 5:35 pm
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What d'you mean your teacher won't like it? It's really good! Even if you didn't follow the assignment, I think it's really, really good! >:}

on Jan. 23 2011 at 10:56 pm
Touchstone BRONZE, Calcutta, Other
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This is IT !!!! 

meggyt BRONZE said...
on Jan. 23 2011 at 5:06 pm
meggyt BRONZE, Cranford, New Jersey
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Of course I would comment!! Thank you so much for yours!! I appreciate it and it means a great deal. Let me know I would love to see yours :D

on Jan. 23 2011 at 3:28 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
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Wow. This is so beautiful and strong.. The word choice is simply... excellent. A very inspiring sonnet - I'm going to try to write one I think and I'll let you know when its done. Would you comment on it? I'd love your opinion. Thanks! Keep writing! :)

Tuesday said...
on Jan. 23 2011 at 3:35 am
Better off flawed, indeed. You can tell how much thought and feeling is behind this.

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on Dec. 10 2010 at 3:41 pm
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meggyt BRONZE said...
on Dec. 10 2010 at 2:40 pm
meggyt BRONZE, Cranford, New Jersey
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Thank you! I really appreciate the constructive criticism, sometimes even more so than compliments. 

dylaan said...
on Dec. 10 2010 at 2:05 pm
This poem has very meaningful words. It is written gracefully, yet has a sort of depressing tone. In the first line, it starts off with "My heart does not beat for you anymore". This line starts the poem with a mood that is about romance. The beginning is well written. The lines seem to go on with commas and just connect to each other which can be redundant. 

on Nov. 3 2010 at 10:15 pm
SideraCaeli GOLD, Marysville, Washington
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I loved it! My favorite part is, "An unyielding power coarse hands caress, Fear lurks beyond confidence, I confess. My own faults shall remain my own regrets.  All in all, it was a great poem. Poems are written the way they are meant to be, I'm glad that you didn't change it into what your teacher wanted!

on Oct. 27 2010 at 5:45 pm
ebony_and_irony, Tracy, California
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I'm very glad that you decided to go with this rather than throwing it out because it didn't fit a particular rhyme scheme. Good job.

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on Oct. 5 2010 at 8:48 am
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WOW! Really good! Please read mine, I'd love to hear your opinion!