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Pleasure To Burn

August 3, 2013
BalladOfMonaLisa PLATINUM, Na, Other
24 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love and to be loved; to hurt and to be hurt. These are the ideals that make up humanity. ~Me (Lisa)

Flames on the water,
The drive of my desire,
Ashes floating to the ground
Ice intertwined with fire...

Strands of the sun
Licking at the night sky,
Your face wreathed in smoke
Mine painted in a fever,
Passion and restraint
Ever waging war on each other.

Depend on this
That I will not fall
I shall rather float up,
As heat tends to rise
And fire am I.

Love is merely a disguise,
A clever facade
Cloaking the truth
With smiles and sunshine,
Rather than conveying
The reality.
Truth is,
We do not love.
We are merely ridden
With wants to fulfill.
We do not admit it,
But it is a Pleasure to Burn.

The author's comments:
I love how symbolic fire is, and how it contrasts with water or ice. This is also referring to how people pretend to "love" just to achieve in getting what they desire.

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on Oct. 28 2013 at 9:39 pm
Cat-Girl PLATINUM, Nyania, Planet Nyan, Oklahoma
20 articles 7 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
"That's what's wrong with the people in this world; they believe they can do well by just getting by when they need to aim for the highest."
-Keith Anderson
"You can never hope to build a better world without improving the individuals."
-Marie Curie

The wording of this is extraordinary. I love this poem! They really SHOULD publish this in the mag. Nice job!!!!!! :3

on Aug. 16 2013 at 6:07 pm
Natasha_C SILVER, Bloomington, Minnesota
5 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day."
"Life goes on... Whether you choose to move on and take a chance in the unknown.
Or stay behind, locked in the past,thinking of what could've been."

This was SOOO good. I loved it from start to finish...good job. Keep working :)

on Aug. 12 2013 at 5:59 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1159 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

THIS IS SO AWESOOOOOOME. Seriously. I loved the whole idea of it, the way it was written. This should be in the magazine. :S 5/5 stars :)