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Delicate

Delicate
I fancy myself strong
But I am
Tired
Of being strung along
Vulnerable
Emotions easily bleed
Used
Afraid of what I need
Unsure
Of what I am
An unwritten letter
Crumbling
A dead flower
Tumbling
Through deserts' sand
These petals are
Falling
Falling
As you push them back
What's left of me is
Crawling
As you trace this crack
This
Fault line
Running from heart to mind
Fingering my
Pulse
But how quickly you leave my side
And this beating heart is
False
And I am left neither
Dead
or Alive
Damages
Real or my own perception?
You hand me a mirror
But I can't find my
Reflection
.

Submitted: Saturday, December 08, 2012
Edited: Saturday, December 08, 2012


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Someone called me 'delicate' and it intrigued me. I never thought of myself that way, but it's probably true. Just exploring the idea a bit.

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  • Alla Simone (12/21/2012 7:49:00 PM)

    Okay, just thought you should know that I've isolated my favorite part, lol. And to state the obvious: yes, I am your official online stalker.
    And this beating heart is
    False
    And I am left neither
    Dead
    or Alive
    Damages
    Real or my own perception?

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  • Alla Simone (12/17/2012 6:24:00 PM)

    I ike this poem in its entirety. But I'm partial to the second part.
    What's left of me is
    Crawling
    As you trace this crack
    This
    Fault line
    Running from heart to mind
    Fingering my
    Pulse
    But how quickly you leave my side
    And this beating heart is
    False
    And I am left neither
    Dead
    or Alive
    Damages
    Real or my own perception?
    You hand me a mirror
    But I can't find my
    Reflection
    Wonderful work! I like the structure.

  • Søren Valentine (12/15/2012 5:24:00 PM)

    So i left a comment before but somehow it erased. I really don't even know how to re-write what I said but know that this poem is definitely one of my favourite ones. Ask me for which specific lines some other time (soooooo mad my former comment erased! ! ! !) and like just seriously awesome job. Love it.

  • Alexis ... (12/10/2012 7:01:00 PM)

    Okay i love this one! ! .....the whole thing entirely, but a line that sticks out to me is
    Fault line
    Running from heart to mind

    okay and
    Damages
    Real or my own perception?
    And I love the ending....this is going to favorites ASAP.

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