Argentine Tango

Dear Stillness,

Still, are you here?
Still, it is I.
Still, you have found me.
Shrouded with the weight of your presence,
Shifting through what scars memory has captured,
Shredding through ties that have kept me intact.
Shrapnel splits veins, leaving venom to spread.
Still, you are no comfort,
Still, you hover like a thick mist,
Still, I am deafened by your whispered silence.
Still, I need you to go, but
Still, I want you to stay.

Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Poem Edited: Saturday, October 20, 2012

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  • Søren ValentineSøren Valentine (1/23/2014 1:39:00 PM)

    Hmm... I like this. A lot.

    The last two lines... exquisite. Simply brilliant. Yeah... I like this.

    This... this is enough to put me in a pensive mood. Thanks.

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  • Aria SirenAria Siren (1/23/2014 1:31:00 PM)

    the more I read this poem the more I adore it!
    the unique style of this piece gave it structure and control while speaking about a fairly uncontrolled and wild emotion. I like the contrast.

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (10/27/2013 10:50:00 AM)

    a different style and spilling of heart is great.keep inking.

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  • Naida Nepascua SupnetNaida Nepascua Supnet (7/29/2013 7:01:00 PM)

    wow, i like the last line the most,
    we all feel it,
    stillness to go yet we want it to stay
    funny but its true.
    nice poem.

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  • Shivani Misra (10/29/2012 2:38:00 AM)

    Wow nice one.. Keep sharing..

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  • Yash ShindeYash Shinde (10/29/2012 12:35:00 AM)

    very lovely poem wonderful.........great use of expresssions............I am spellbound I am still! :)

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  • Rick Elpers (10/25/2012 10:42:00 PM)

    Argentine, I really like this poem! I'm caught in the stillness by reading this. Very powerful.
    A perfect illustration of the angst of being in that stillness. In stillness things are revealed.
    Rick Elpers

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  • Alla Simone (10/25/2012 9:32:00 PM)

    Appealing honesty throughout. A well narrated, quiet emotional reflection that the reader can relate to. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (10/25/2012 10:06:00 AM)

    Swimming in the still sea of significance yet making poetic waves! Well done my friend!

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  • Kelly SealeKelly Seale (10/21/2012 10:17:00 PM)

    Stillness, you stop my heart...
    words uttered, words penned,
    Still,
    I am with you
    till the end...

    -Excellent piece Argentine, Great Ink! ; -)
    -Kelly.

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