poetry critical

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Random Poem:


they wrap around her arms
exotic bracelets, delicious denials of life
she tattoed those faded strokes of self pity
those memorials of death
in a foreign tongue
sweet symphony, play her a melodic tune
coerce the allusive words to return
weave her a veil of deceptive faces
restring her maimed limbs to the marionette
she may not be the prettiest doll,
but she will suffice
a lovers touch rests unwanted, perhaps,
an embrace of unreturned emotion,
feelings smothered by the sheet of ice
wrapped around her mind
forgotten memories, ideas trapped in a sunlit room
surrounded by a gnarled wall of thorns
each attempt at remembrance
a retribution of shredded skin
she cannot disrobe
without the reminders of the last year
the crash of her empire, her world
as his gaze turned to another
and she could do nothing, but stand by
cheering him on, while desperately
clawing at the remnents of her heart
notes written by a drunk man
didnt she know the reason for his failure?
dig em deep. bury your heartache
three inches below that malfunction
she makes a mark
she moves down the pier, along in life
empty reflections in the dark water
when all she wants is a glimpse of a face
a fiery sunset explodes over the calm shore
remember, it whispers, she knowingly ignores
because to remember is to reach into the briars
to remember will only add to the delicate decorations
memorials of her passion
denials of life
tattoed strokes of empty delusion
she will never be the prettiest doll
nor the lover to endure
just a bearer of exotic bracelets
they wrap around her arm
reminders of a past she cannot remember

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