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'I would promise you until always ends, but I want to live forever.'

cyanide poems
dripped off his thin lips.
wreathing water-ink.
something like saliva
and coughed-up calligraphy.

up-turned cheekbones:
a smile
dancing to the surface:
a parody of laughter--
pallid and festering.

'you're a stranger, so why should i care.'

albatross hands.
dragged out;
crashing again.

'you'll vanish today,'

fingers chilled
to sticks of flesh and bone.

'not for the first time, i hear--or the last.'

face floating:
a harsh white sky.

spume and spray
spread out
like a too-taunt sheet.

surrender reaching:
frozen
and
languid.
longing for dreams.
pulling me down.

shining and smooth:
like the last moments
of falling asleep.

'i want you to stay a stranger.'
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Shy away.
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:iconmissdelayingit:
Missdelayingit Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are my new favorite writer! I love this so much!!
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poetic-headache Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:'D -garbles incoherently- T'a-k'd'd y-y'u! -cries in corner- I'm so happy...
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demonrobber Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Interesting. It is well-written but I don't understand the proper meaning. Some people are dangerous but attractive. We know that we may fall in love but we realise they would only do us damage. Better to be a stranger than be lost in bitter memories. An enjoyable read.
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poetic-headache Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The meaning? You seem to have caught it quite well, my friend. ;)
Thank you for the comment. :D
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Nancyxoxo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
I love the song :D and lovely poem!!
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poetic-headache Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:D It's an awesome song, right!
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Nancyxoxo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Yeah, been listening on it for years xD
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poetic-headache Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! O:
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AndYetItMoves17 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As usual, lovely :iconblackheartplz:
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poetic-headache Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: Thank ye. :la:
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AndYetItMoves17 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime m'lady *bows all fancy like*
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Amanda-Graham Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Writer
Editorial question -

line 2 "dripped of his thin lips" did you mean to say "dripped off his thin lips"


Wonderful work (smiles)

Mandy
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poetic-headache Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
O: Oh! Thank you for pointing that out. I missed that one. :iconsweatdropplz:
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Amanda-Graham Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Writer
i love admining (smiles) i get to read so many things now, if at times i seem brusque or hmm 'stuck up' forgive me, i sleep little ... and worry always.

Mandy
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Xenosagafan152 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Wow~ This is so beautiful, and haunting <3 I especially love the last line
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poetic-headache Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:D Awh~ Thank you so much.
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MegamanSora Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
... Damn. I liked it. Keep doing what you're doing.
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poetic-headache Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'll try. ;)
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MegamanSora Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Good. You'd better.
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ApplauseJunkie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Givin' me shivers again, my dear, oh how I missed you! This is beautiful. I love cyanide poems, but they always turn me blue in the end. I would keep everyone a stranger if I could.
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poetic-headache Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
;D Awh! And you're back with your mesmerizing comments.

Walking with strangers is always better than speaking with friends.
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ApplauseJunkie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
But walking alone is usually best of all.
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laughingmyfannyoff Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really liked it. I really enjoyed the first paragraph and the last line the best.
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poetic-headache Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:D The first stanza is probably my favorite too. :la: Thanks a ton for commenting and reading, too. :meow:
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valleigh Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Writer
your very good at what you do, keep up the good work
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poetic-headache Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you and I will! ^^
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valleigh Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Writer
your welcome and that's good
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