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Nuclear Winter
In my bitterness I find solace. It is cold and I fear I will not ever be warmed again. I have wandered in this ash for what I assume has been years: my hair has grown longer, my clothing is torn, ragged, too small. I am weak and I am numb. The ash blots out the sky. There is no light, only the whirring swirls of debris. I blink against the dust to no avail-- it enters my eyes and dries them. I must keep them open regardless. The vast expanse of dimmed powder presses at every inch and every particle. I look up, at the incomprehensible patterns drawn in the air, and recognize the darkness. It is the darkness of the night, from before the bombs went to the sky and destroyed all that had been created. It is of the night when we had our hats, our hands, our nerves were not shot, our blood steadily pulsed through our veins. Now I have only a retching cough of a beat, and it stutters out the name that was painted on the side of every missile. I recognize this darkness, and at the sight of it,
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Ein Leben ohne Liebe
Ein Leben ohne Liebe
Was ist ein Leben ohne Liebe wert?
Ich frage mich oft, kann ein Mensch
der nie in seinen Leben geliebt hat,
von sich behaupten ein glückliches Leben
geführt zu haben?
Es gibt Menschen, die haben Millionen auf dem Konto.
Sie können sich Alles leisten was ihr Herz begehrt.
Doch ihr Herz ist kalt und leer weil keine Liebe in ihm ist.
Glaubst du, dass es glückliche Menschen sind?
Ich selber besitze keine Millionen,
bin eher reich an Schulden.
Aber ich fühle mich trotzdem nicht arm,
weil mein Herz reich an Liebe ist.
Für mich ist Liebe das höchste Gut
was ich haben kann im Leben.
Denn für mich ist ein Leben ohne Liebe nicht lebenswert!
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a chord for every discord.
sometimes, i just think
in melodies and every
sad song sounds like you.
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Mature content
Beloved :iconerishkiegal:Erishkiegal 15 13
Daily Literature Deviations - October 22, 2009
Daily Lit Deviations for October 22nd, 2009
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Featured by praytell

"Beloved" by Erishkiegal
the imagery, cadence and verbiage of this piece
are simply elegant. indulgent and giving, sweet and
sweetly savage all tied up in one sultry little package.
Featured by: EmoSunshineMuffin

"a chord for every discord." by paperheartsyndrome
A thoughtful haiku that says so much more than it
should in so few words.
Foreign Language
Featured by: Magic-fan

"Ein Leben ohne Liebe" by miky6663
What is life without love? That is the question
miky6663 answers in this emotional German poem.
Featured by: Kitri-du-Lac
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Out the window
I look upon an empty road where concrete rolls
in dry spools of gray.
Wires criss-cross like spilt vermicelli hung in air.
Cats prowl in narrows, dust rises, and the day
smells like a grave - blank, supine, where one by one
all voices die.
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Ze kruipen
Ze sluipen
Ze stromen
Van geluk
Of van verdriet
Maar vergelijk ze niet
Met de tranen die ik voor jou vergiet
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Daily Literature Deviations- October 21, 2009
Daily Lit Deviations for October 21st, 2009
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suggested by DorianHarper
featured by: Shards-of-Shame

“Drawn Together” by Itchitaka
"Dreary specters silently perform
their dismal waltz across the somber scene"
is my favorite line from "Drawn Together" by Itchitaka.
With Halloween around the corner, I can
vividly see the ghosts waltzing around
the Palace. Itchitaka explains that
this poem is "Acrostic: "A poem or series
of lines in which certain letters, usually
the first in each line, form a name, motto,
or message when read in sequence." So give
it a read and discover the message.
featured by: RunningBear5858

"Pretty Girl" by Asherlee0099
A horrifying, but excellent p
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Poetry Critiquing Contest: Winners!
Many thanks to those who entered the Poetry Critiquing Contest!
Apologies for the delay on announcing the winners. I've received plenty of entries and I didn't realize how tedious it could get reading all the poems and the critiques for them! Regardless, it was a joy to see so many quality critiques coming in and it was difficult choosing who to place.
Without further ado, here are the winners:
3rd Place:
Mahi-Fish (representing the Critique-It club)
What I liked about Scott's critiques was his warmth and sincerity, easing the recipient in with positive aspects of the poem before digging into the weaknesses.
Critique of ArchArad's "Let Us Pray"
Mahi-Fish wins:
3 month subscription
Journal features by:
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The Tree at Cave Hill Cemetery by little-spacey The Tree at Cave Hill Cemetery :iconlittle-spacey:little-spacey 26 2 New Star in the Sky STOCK by little-spacey New Star in the Sky STOCK :iconlittle-spacey:little-spacey 33 9


Inspiration in a bottle by the-unhype Inspiration in a bottle :iconthe-unhype:the-unhype 811 110



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Black-Cross-Inc Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's been several years; how have you been?
HugQueen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014   Writer
Sending you love. <3
SRSmith Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014   Writer
Happy Birthday! It's been a long, long time! I hope that wherever you are and whatever you're doing, that you're happy and well!
WaruiJaNai Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Are you still alive out there somewhere?
Cibbwin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
...oops. Sorry about that. XD
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