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Author Name: FreeHcivolmra 4 Comments
Date Added: January 29, 2012 22:01:28 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Free Verse
Category: Depression Add To Favorites | Text Only
Losing Confidence
losing confidence
the pen falters on the page,
hope dies as the words
lose their color.
holding the corner of the page,
to the flame's hungry tongues,
watching the paper
blacken to white,
in the flames thirsty light.
crying out the pain
burying the evidence
of the weaknesses
written within the ink,
the secrets still speak
within the swirling smoke.
secrets of heartbreak,
of unshed tears
silently pouring down
to drip in the hands.
secrets of life,
ideas of grandeur
covering up
secrets of death,
dreams lost in memory,
looking for release
from the chains of light.
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Comment By: FreeDean on January 30, 2012 02:44:27 PM Report
Striking piece of work. Well done John. Enjoyed reading it. ~Dean 
Comment By: FreeTomahawk on January 30, 2012 02:02:01 PM Report

Well done, conveys angst, compassion and hope all together. I 'm glad I came upon this, dude.



Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on January 30, 2012 06:33:04 AM Report
This is exquisite writing.  You have the essence of poetry in your soul.  The thing seems to be rooted in rhythm -- you instinctively know how to wander with words.  This is great! --David
Comment By: FreeAlistair Muir on January 29, 2012 10:36:42 PM Report
Scintillating and truly evocative prose -- I salute you.  Most enjoyable read



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