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Bad Habits (Poem)

Updated on July 22, 2012
Some call it trash
A spark in the night
Draws attention to the match
Used to light his last days cigarette
To relieve all the troubles
He wishes to forget

Leaking pipes
Dipping faucet
Reminding her
The world's not perfect
Every day has its shadow
Following the razors trail
To the Gallows
"What's to stop you,
When the blood never satisfies?"
He stops to glance in her glazed,
Dark crows eyes

Her face reduced in shame
While he reaches into his pocket
For his smokes
She opens a bottle
To drown all of the blame

The tub is plugged
Showering whiskey and ash
Into her open cuts
Their naked flesh
wont meet the press,
They'll wake tomorrow
Dressed in their bad habits

The last time never seems to last
You find it's easier to fall back
On old favorites

The blood is now gone
But the scars reflect
Your mind that has but one and only track


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      Skyler DeCristoforo 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      speaking or singing poetry is fantastic. Yet in some ways i find it more interesting to hear others responses when they read it for themselves. It seems to slightly alter the way we intemperate things when we listen to the tone of our mind instead of the tone of someone else's voice.

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      I can visualize you standing behind a microphone in a coffee house setting performing the spoken word. (That's a compliment, btw.) Great visuals on a dark subject matter! Love it!

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wow thank you so much cloudexplorer. I can't tell you how much it means to me. I really appreciate having you as a reader. I look forward to reading more of your hubs as well!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Maybe end it in the word "left", lol

      This poem is sensational to say the least SkySlave, and I am so glad I chose to follow you, if I actually have already that is. You seem like a fun writer who look deeper into real life, and pores it right here onto the page as it truly is, and it also appears that your loaded with real world experiences to help you make it happen as a writer.

      I can tell this from the lines you've laced here in your poem. You're on another level entirely, and if you keep this tempo up here, when it comes to a high quality poem or other written material, well your heading way high up to the top here on hubpages, and even further beyond on the web as a whole.

      This poem is the marks of an experienced writer, and I will definitely be reading much more from you, voted up on all levels and out!

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks for reading!

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      deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      bad habits nicely expressed....voted up and interesting.