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2:39 AM

July 20, 2013
By laceandcoffee PLATINUM, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
laceandcoffee PLATINUM, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
"We make up horrors to help us escape from the real ones."- Stephen King
"But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry. I want danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin."- Aldous Huxley

It's at 2:39 AM
When I shed my skin
And turn into the savage
Who's scared of her own reflection
And screams desperate tangles of words
At the ignorant blank walls

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OldYoungOne said...
on Aug. 5 2013 at 9:33 am
This poem reminds me of a small child who cannot talk yet and so in devilish mischief writes on the walls to vent its feelings and desires. Maybe even an teenager who has actually trying to get attention and be heard soem way. Weird spin I know but I do this with the poems I like.

on Aug. 4 2013 at 7:36 pm
kikixkupkake GOLD, San Marcos, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The things that walk out when we open our minds." -Dylan McCoy

This is the second time I've read this! I can't remember why I didn't comment the first time, but I remember seeing this on teenink from you before and reading it. It's as great as the first time I read it. It's like a snake or a werewolf, transforming or shedding into a new being. It's wonderful, and I can almost relate to it even though I would never expect myself to. That's a lie, I can see myself relating to this. This poem is weird, strange, beautiful.

on Jul. 31 2013 at 1:09 pm
vegetariangirl, Hamilton, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Being normal is boring - Marilyn Monroe
You only live once -?
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit -Richard Bach

This is a very awesome poem!!! It's very creative!

on Jul. 29 2013 at 8:54 pm
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
60 articles 11 photos 379 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

This one frightens me a little...Probobly because I don't understand it well...Humans--all humans are afraid of what they don't understand. It's why children are afraid of the dark. I'm assuming you were tortured by inner demons at 2:39am and wrote a poem about it?

on Jul. 29 2013 at 2:52 pm
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
27 articles 0 photos 423 comments

Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

Hey there! Again, I love your username! I actually saw this poem in the forums and I always meant to comment on it, but I guess I never got to it. I am glad that you posted it though! I love the title, it's completely original and simple and the fact that it's a time makes it so eye catching, reader's are so drawn to titles, I know I LOVE to analyse things especially titles and try to figure out what they are going to be about. With a time title, I just never know! I love the guessing game. So this poem is very powerful. The simplicity of it makes it all the more powerful because you're able to get everything you want to out in only a few lines. Really impressive and really beautiful. The emotion in here is wicked. I love this. GREAT job! Sorry I never got to it before.

on Jul. 28 2013 at 10:47 am
Labradorian PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
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Very precise word choice, which I appreciate - particularly in such a short, powerful poem. 

on Jul. 25 2013 at 9:24 pm
SwanSong SILVER, Millville, New Jersey
9 articles 0 photos 54 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away."

This is quite a beautiful poem. It's short, yet it gets a powerful point across. The only suggestion that I have is that "afraid" would flow better than "scared". Nice work!

on Jul. 25 2013 at 10:30 am
WriteOrWrong BRONZE, Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Sometimes you just need to take a nap and get over it. -Maura Stuard

I love 'screams desperate tangles of words at ignorant blank walls.' Very short, but it is also very fascinating and effective because it is so short. The only things I suggest are to add some punctuation and to not capitalize every line. Great work!