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Impede, Recede, and Concede MAG

December 26, 2008
By meggyt BRONZE, Cranford, New Jersey
meggyt BRONZE, Cranford, New Jersey
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My heart does not beat for you anymore.
It powers down, ensuring no emotion.
I dare not surrender to your poison potion,
But flee from wounds which time could not restore.
What a pedestal that has been set,
An unyielding power coarse hands caress,
Fear lurks beyond confidence, I confess.
My own faults shall remain my own regrets.
I bestowed you with height, attesting me weak,
Recoiling behind acts of defiance,
Gives notion your battle will not succeed.
I accept our relations, we need not speak,
My heart need not beat, nor inquire alliance,
Tonight I impede, recede, and concede.

The author's comments:
This originally began as an English/Italian Sonnet mixed, but I ended up messing up with the rhyme scheme. I gave it to my teacher anyway. She will probably think it is an act of laziness that I did not take the time to adjust my rhyme scheme mistakes. Yet, sometimes, like people, poems are just better flawed.

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meggyt BRONZE said...
on Mar. 12 2009 at 9:46 pm
meggyt BRONZE, Cranford, New Jersey
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As it turns out, my teacher did not think me lazy, but rather supported me in more ways than I could have ever anticipated. I owe my first publication, which I will forever remember, to her relentless determination and belief in my potential.

on Mar. 6 2009 at 2:53 am
Amer-Nae PLATINUM, Maynard, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
Why try to fit in when you were born to stand out?

This poem is one of my favs. I love it

on Mar. 4 2009 at 12:56 pm
Christina BRONZE, Clifton, Virginia
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Yeah, "enthralling" is definitely a good word. Excellent emotions.

on Mar. 3 2009 at 10:08 pm
I love it.. I just went threw a tuff point in my life were that poem explains it ALL!

on Mar. 3 2009 at 8:23 pm
kissingdawn331 SILVER, Palatine, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"when your hourglass runs out of sand you can't flip it over and start again."(changes weekly so check next weeks l8er)

that's it Stand In The Rain you deal with pain I love it

on Mar. 2 2009 at 7:37 pm
lala_bear SILVER, Cave Junction, Oregon
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i like the way it was written,poems are way better flawed!

Katey BRONZE said...
on Mar. 2 2009 at 12:53 am
Katey BRONZE, Richmond, Virginia
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this piece was enthralling. those are the only words that come to mind at the present. i'm having a downpour of emotion. i love it.