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Devastation - A Poem

Updated on August 22, 2012

Those strings must ache

When your hands stop strumming

For more vibrations

Endlessly running up and down

Groaning, wild, untamed melody

Baring your heart and showing me mine

Your perfect ecstasy

Willingly on display

Singing the songs no one else will

The ones I never knew I knew

Until you ripped me open

Purely erotic, dangerously innocent

You bring the most pleasurable pain

Torture those strings

Horizontal me

Use my body to create your devastation

Give me my chance at freedom


I know - Worlds like ours don't collide

Your star would have to fall

And I'd rather watch you shine

Than to kill your devastation with mine


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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great thoughts here and most emotional.

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      lol lol - Cats watching the hockey game, lol, gee that's a great idea Crystal.

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      Crystal Tatum 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks Epi. You really didn't have to return but it's sweet. Will you write about the cats watching the game? I'd love to read that one!

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      Good afternoon Crystal and it's really so nice to see you back here - I just love this one and the reason why I returned to a 'classic' of yours - I am currently listening to the legendary Django Reinhardt so perhaps the guitar is on my mind, lol , and there is nothing more beautiful than a lovely looking lady playing classical guitar so please check out our Canadian Liona Boyd on you tube and here I sit wishing you a very nice evening from Colin, Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel at lake erie time ontario canada 5:27pm and we're watching game 2 tonight of the Stanley Cup playoffs online -imagine , cats watching hockey , lol, I think they like the moving puck

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      Crystal Tatum 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you Lisa!

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      Lisa Chronister 5 years ago from Florida

      This is so beautiful and sad! I truly enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing, I voted up!

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      Crystal Tatum 5 years ago from Georgia

      Wow, thank you epigramman! I have squelched the creative side of me for a long time, and I feel stunted in that area, so I really appreciate your kind words. Warm wishes and good energy right back at you from the South.

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      .....these are awesome words my Crystal of poetic clarity - I love the music metaphor and these are words I wish I had written - and I love your title - thank you for inspiring me and I certainly do admire the creative side of you - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 1:12pm

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This is a wonderfully deep poem and you have a great sense of using words to fine effect, Crystal.

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      Tony Mead 5 years ago from Yorkshire


      being a lifelong guitarist i can feel those vibes.

      i enjoyed your words, nice work.



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      Crystal Tatum 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks CyberShelley!

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      Shelley Watson 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed this poem which took me by surprise at its depth. Definitely up, interesting and awesome!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Well expressed. Thank you. I see you understand the relationship of pleasure and pain.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Go get them girl! LOL I've got your back!

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      Crystal Tatum 5 years ago from Georgia

      I know - if they take it down, I'm using my billybuc connection to intimidate!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      This can't be too short when limericks are allowed!

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      Crystal Tatum 5 years ago from Georgia

      You are a speed reader Billy! I just published this. This one has been flagged as too short too - goodness, I hope HubPages isn't discriminating against poetry these days! Thanks for reading as always and for all your support. I've missed HubPages these last couple of months, but haven't had much time to devote here. I hope to get more consistent.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wow! Incredible addition in such a short amount of time. I love the cadence to this poem; it flows beautifully. And of course, the message which we have talked about. I am so glad you are writing again; you have been missed.


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