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Renounced Ruins of Ignorance

December 28, 2010
By Kiyoko GOLD, Knoxville, Tennessee
Kiyoko GOLD, Knoxville, Tennessee
10 articles 0 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
Independence is my happiness, I view things as they are without regard to place or person. My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. - Thomas Paine

Since the day you forgot
We were meant to be
I’ve felt something like disgust
For beautiful.
When you said I was special
different and I was the only one for you
But I was just green-eyed phase
that danced you into a stupor
forgotten like pennies heads down.
Real skin rivers
Through doll-like shine
Bronzed by sun and pool and hard earth
And cream and powder with 30 dollar brushes
That peel away layers of my self worth.
Ashen rivers
From curled eyelash mascara
The makeup lady said would be waterproof
I gave her a smile and a tip
For the little blue vial
that fit together with everything important
like pentominoes.
You called and I waited
anger would go and the mist would lift
Once you counted to thirty
Ripping back the curtains with a yell
So full of that rich fantasy
That I wanted you to fly
To a world that comes when I look on something
you forgot was meant to be
The freedom of flashing electric smiles
That Slowly
with a determination so unfit to what I’ve become
the renounced ruins of ignorance
forgotten like pennies face down.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Apr. 12 2012 at 10:34 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

I loved that the poem was so descriptive. My favorite lines were "...but I was just a green eyed phase...", and "...and cream and powder...that peel away layers of my self worth." From the title, I was expecting something different.

on Apr. 7 2012 at 9:45 am
wordbeater SILVER, Sharpsburg, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Truth is beauty and beauty truth, that is all ye know on earth and all ye need to know.


Have you ever thought about competing in the Scholastc Art and Writing Awards? It's this huge competition for high school students. I think you should submit next year, because from all the work I've seen by you, I think you could slay it!

on May. 22 2011 at 6:59 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Papillion, Nebraska
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
What the front door.

freakin awesome. i love how you repeated the last line. i love: the opening, lines 5-9, line 10, 13 and 14, the makeup lady,28,29, and the concept. you're so talentational. you really should be in the mag-captain.