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Soren Valentine


A Second Salem


I can only sit here in the dark,
crying because I missed the mark;
locked and too lazy to reach for the key,
as cold and numb as one could be.

I try to be perfect,
but my life you must dissect,
and you can only make it worse,
leaving me trapped in your curse.

I don't know why you can't see,
that all you do is hurt me,
I don't know why I'm still here;
I'll be gone soon my dear.

Add more fuel to the fire,
you're the wood of a liar;
you sentence me for burning,
when you've caused the hurting.

You pretend to be a judge,
but you only harbor a grudge;
Shall I too fall and die,
because of a jealous child's lie?

Submitted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Edited: Monday, December 03, 2012

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  • Tiger Lily Love (1/3/2013 12:05:00 PM)

    Wow! This took my breath away...I agree with alexis, the 1st,4th, & 5th stanzas are such powerful illusrtations. Captivating from beginning to end. This is one of my favorites by you! Going on my favorites list. (Report) Reply

  • Aric Beers (12/19/2012 12:11:00 PM)

    The symbolism is amazing. Ever line a different image but all with the same feeling....impressive and impactful. (Report) Reply

  • Alexis ... (11/27/2012 9:53:00 PM)

    Okay so the first, fourth and fifth stanzas are my favorites.......yea i know that more than half the poem lol. I like the illustrations you used, the key, a judge and burning....all very powerful and hit the point. (Report) Reply

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