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The Opposite of Actuate MAG

March 18, 2009
By kaela.b.kelly GOLD, Collegedale, Tennessee
kaela.b.kelly GOLD, Collegedale, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind." - Magdalena Abakanowicz

Ink mingles with paper,
Throwing the words I keep locked away
In the faces of complete strangers
In the minds of innocent bystanders

Poorly written formations
Scream the words I am too cowardly to speak,
Spill the soul secrets of
A sad version for a so-called poet

Accumulated stacks of hate written pain
Reek of dismantled lives,
Worlds torn down with sorrowful scripts about
Carnaged hopes and corroded roads

I spit these words with animosity
To the world beyond me,
I extrude these words about all the lies
I thought were truths

I try to convince myself
That I mean more than
A dark shadow and shattered soul

But the truth is plain to see,
With each vehement verse, crumbling phrase, falling word,
All I've ever done is diminish another ­promising world.

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on Mar. 22 2015 at 8:54 pm
Monsieur_Sam SILVER, Greeley, Colorado
5 articles 4 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Write drunk; edit sober." Ernest Hemingway

Spectacular. Keeps the mood somber without being boring. Great job!

on May. 19 2010 at 10:14 pm
AngelBaby94 GOLD, Kingston, Tennessee
15 articles 8 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
An Eye For An Eye Will Only Make The World Blind

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.- Maya Angelou

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning. Maya Angelou

Absoutly Love It!!!