Deeper Still

just another fancy fable

a fabulous duplicate

spread out for you

just another widow waiting

a mere shadow of the truth

if you want to watch it linger

ill grab a stool for you

unless you'd like a high horse better

but just as well

it might turn out to be a mule

just another peaceful moment

disturbed unreadily by the truth

just another preacher preaching

of the one thing he knows not of

just a little simple sonnet

of profits paupers and kings

just another merchant selling

nothing needed....just...things

and another lady crying

tears of eminence stained already

just another succubus spewing

what she thought was to be desired

caught off guard by the fowl taste of lethargy.

just another thoughtfull knowing

that all of this is merely lies

but even so to go on sewing

when you know the blanket 

will end up only for the eyes.

Rumpelstiltskin failed his game

the truth soaks through the sheets

and then to find the truth so unbecoming

more disappointing to the weak.

unannounced and unpredicted

slammed from somewhere Ive not been

the darkened forest deep within me

i guess goes deeper still.

 

 

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Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

An interesting read, that's for sure. A very nice expression. I'd agree on deeper still. I was very glad when I searched myself, understood myself on a level I knew nobody else could understand. It's an interesting story on how I reached that point, but not for your hub. :) Thumbs up!


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epigramman 5 years ago

..spectacular Ms. Shakespeare - you have been rejuvenated and are now approaching a new chapter - a new renaissance in your illustrious writing career!


Johnny Love 5 years ago

"the darkened forest deep within me

i guess goes deeper still."

Wow, i love this line most of all. Yo built your story up and hit it home with this amazing line. Deeper still, yes i believe you are. up and beautiful. You are amazing Steph.


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4elements 5 years ago

awesome, how you put this in words, I felt the read,


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

the truth soaked through the sheets -- whoah, that is heavily layered with meaning. Like the reference to that one little guy, though I can't remember his name (wink).


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

this was very interesting, dark, everything is not as it seems. oh and i have an alice poem id like you to read, from my dark faery tale collection http://hubpages.com/literature/Malice-in-Underland


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the pink umbrella 5 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me. Author

I sat down at the computer to look at my stuff, and for some reason i started a new hub.

I wrote this without even thinking about it truthfully

the rhyming amd everything else about ti was unintentional. To tell you the truth i cant even tell you where it came from all except for the last 2 lines.

It felt like it came through me rather than from me. I was very disturbed by the situation and angry when i read it to someone aloud, and they said it was about war.

I have no idea what this is about, im starting to think i have MPD. lol.

So, ive been weird since yesterday, and the weird feeling is getting even weirder. Im holding onto it today to see what becomes of it. The weirdness. Anyway, thank you and id love som thoughts on the meaning.


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Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

Hey Stephanie, I left a comment on Facebook, with some regards as to your statement. However, I wouldn't exactly say it was about "war", but I would say it is about struggle. I would say that they struggle going on is actually between you and the people outside you. It seems that the struggle is with more than one outside you and coming from those who claim to be better or above you. To overcome that struggle is to continue the path you're presently walking and sooner or later you'll find those people truly do not matter. You shall find peace if you keep pushing. That's the best explanation I can come up with your writing. I hope it helps you in some way. ;) :D Btw- that weirdness could just be that you are growing in awareness. Again, I would embrace it, until it passes. :) Sooner or later, you'll begin to see it as normal and still see that you are growing as a person. :)


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the pink umbrella 5 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me. Author

Ray- that definately fits. And when i was reading what you wrote, i recognized it. Thank you for that.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

"just another succubus spewing

what she thought was to be desired

caught off guard by the fowl taste of lethargy...."

Wow...I wasn't sure which was my favorite line as they are all so richly compelling, but his comes close. Up and awesome.


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the pink umbrella 5 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me. Author

thanx genna


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mikielikie 5 years ago from Texas

great read!!!! As always.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

nice nice ;]

can i live in your head for a bit?


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the pink umbrella 5 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me. Author

yea, ill leave the light on for ya


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

Pink,

"caught off guard by the fowl taste of lethargy."

Awesome use of lethergy im sorry I meant AWESOME

IAM such a geek you wrote this totally cool poem and I am gushing about the use of the word lethergy what a Geek I am.... no no no don't tell me tom your not a geek- your just different- "special" kinda fella somewhere there is a quiet padded room, away in some corner of the world away in upstate NY.

TH


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the pink umbrella 5 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me. Author

haha, thanks Tom. I guess you really do like it, you called it "totally cool" lmao. im going on your page to find out what tubular stuff youve got going on, lol.


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

pINK,

AH YOU YOUNG whipper snappers WITH YOUR I-PODS, XBOXES, Y-FIS ELECTRIC TOASTERS AND COLOR TVs. all those new fangled gadgets, its not like i'm old *cough cough* *wheeze* so what if i remember when gas was less than a dollar a gallon, licorice was black, and Michael jackson was Black. computers took up 1/2 a room and all the kids said groovey.

*snicker*

TH


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the pink umbrella 5 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me. Author

old people are so cute with their bengay.


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

Pinky,

none of that for me Ive never bengay- sure Ive been happy but never gay

*giggle*

TH


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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether

amazing and dark poem, pink umbrella lady! :) i can't stop myself from reading your poems...i feel like i relate to them on some deeper level. thanks and voted up!


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the pink umbrella 5 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me. Author

thanks kitty! theres a couple more on the hubs of "JadedLove" as i am writing alongside Johnny Love, the amazing and talented!

I came onto hubpages to express myself, and the fact that people can relate to how i feel, well thats what is keeping me here. it makes me feel like i am not alone. i love all of you guys.


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GNelson 5 years ago from Florida

Liked your poems keep it up!


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

WPink,

wait a minute I just reread yourcomment- you called me old... OUCH-again the mean umbrella strikes out at the elderly *snicker*...I'm on;y what 12 years your senior...

ha TH

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