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Nothing But Death

Rating: 3.3

There are cemeteries that are lonely,
graves full of bones that do not make a sound,
the heart moving through a tunnel,
in it darkness, darkness, darkness,
like a shipwreck we die going into ourselves,
as though we were drowning inside our hearts,
as though we lived falling out of the skin into the soul.

And there are corpses,
feet made of cold and sticky clay,

death is inside the bones,
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Rosa Martinelli 05 January 2015

here is a poem I wrote myself it is called If I died if I died, would you cry or just lie, and say good-bye would you say hi if you saw my mom cry just say naw, and open a new door, and walk away would you shut the door, cuz I am no more finally under the floor board I am down, in the ground never to be found just always be, dead you'll see you never loving me, can't even see me never to be loved or carried above always in the ground, never to be found like dirt, on a misplaced mound never to hear a sound but quiet darkness

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Haley Mccrea 10 June 2011

however how quickly that you forget that Osiris, god of death had a green face. Green is not always associated with life.

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Amar Agarwala 21 November 2015

Pablo Neruda, is amongst the greatest poets of Spain. His work is marvelous.

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Paula Barrionuevo 29 June 2016

He is not from Spain, he is actually from Chile.

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Amar Agarwala 29 June 2016

Thanks for correction me, Paula.

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Nicole Settimi 30 March 2019

' caskets sailing up the vertical river of the dead, the river of dark purple, ' - Also, adored this line. ^ Xx NDS

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Nicole Settimi 30 March 2019

'but it seems to me that its singing has the color of damp violets, ' 'the broom is the tongue of death looking for corpses, it is the needle of death looking for thread.' - Too many outstanding lines to paste, but those were a few. I didn't even realize I clicked on Neruda. I kept saying 'this user needs to be discovered, ' and then see it's Pablo. Such an absolute master of the craft. pretty words for even the un-pretty things which define existence. Xx NDS

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URMOM 28 October 2018

YOU ALL ARE NERDS! ! !

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Jose Perez 11 October 2018

Let's play Fortnite. My account is ll LoveScope ll its this on xbox and on my epic account.

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Abby Stringer 03 October 2018

This is amazing and I love the comparison to the sea

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