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No More Magic

February 15, 2011
By anniers SILVER, Newton, Massachusetts
anniers SILVER, Newton, Massachusetts
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The slipping hope, a broken dream
Another stitch, another seam
Through icy glass a wall of hate
Sadism our only fate
Artificial whistles can't call the dove
Scientific theories can't accept love
A number, a device, how is that a friend?
And our own petty worlds are our only end
Encompassed by lies and surrounded by fools
Human emotions replaced by tools
We have nothing to fear, but fear ourselves
The end of our magic, our dragons and elves
How can our children avoid the fight
When chrome-tinted reflections block the real light?
There's a labyrinth of lies if we insist
Truth slowly fading in self-induced mist
On the horizon peace means nothing at all
And we as a people have no farther to fall
In that grim future how can we be free,
When masters of death lead society?

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on Mar. 20 2011 at 4:29 pm
Suziepatricia BRONZE, Wickliffe, Ohio
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this is amazing work, and what you're saying is completely true, and completely original. i love it!

dreamgazer12 said...
on Mar. 20 2011 at 4:02 pm
dreamgazer12, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
"Tough times don't last, but tough people do"
-ananymous running quote

You are a truly gifted poet. Keep wirting, this is a haunting and everpresent poem we need to remind ourselves of every day. Amazing!

on Mar. 19 2011 at 10:16 pm
Anonymous01 PLATINUM, Baldwinsvillle, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."
-Ernest Hemingway

Amazing poem! it really shows how we as a people are ruining the world, i like it its ... Amazing! :DD keep up the good work 

on Mar. 19 2011 at 8:05 pm
ripvansprinkle, West Chester, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Smash the mirrors but avoid the pieces." - B. McNally

Great poem! The rhyming pulled it together amazingly and the message was powerful!  Definitely one of my favorites! Keep up the good work! :)

on Mar. 19 2011 at 12:35 pm
MelissaBee BRONZE, Asheville, North Carolina
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Wow that's so awesome!!!! I love it! Great job with the rhyming... that's hard to do, but you pulled it off perfectly. Nice!

on Mar. 18 2011 at 4:48 pm
TheHangingGirl BRONZE, Winter Haven, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things that they themselves can not comprehend."

Oh my gosh i absolutely loved this poem with all my heart. I tagged it to my favorites!!! Thanks for an amazing poem!

on Mar. 18 2011 at 9:37 am
Shaded114 BRONZE, Sanford, Florida
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I really loved this piece, its great!