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Rocks (Poetry)

Updated on August 22, 2012
Like the heads of those who collect them
Statues are built
By the fools who correct them

Money is collected
For dreams of power
As rocks are melted
To speed up the hour

It won't hold your hand
But it will weaken your teeth
You never stopped to think
About the reasoning beneath
All of the times you've tried
Yet you let yourself slip back again
Dodging the back of the hand
With no need to come back again

But it happens
And you flip back to the old tune

Voicing opinions

Reality never seemed to matter before
Tin foil and butane
Walking through the same old doors
Before you can turn back
Your face hits the floor

No more
No More
Coming back as you did before
Your eyes look tired
Your voice sounds sore

Give it up
Close the door
No more
No More


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    • CloudExplorer profile image

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Your very much welcome Sky, your writing style is superb!

    • SkySlave profile imageAUTHOR

      Skyler DeCristoforo 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      So much insight from my readers, im truly grateful for all of you. The motivation that comes from your support is unmatched! Thanks to all of my readers!

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      shruti sheshadri 

      6 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Really powerful narrative. Yes, we should put an end! I see boldness speak through the poem. Great . Glad to read this :) voted up!

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      6 years ago from Maryland

      I really like this poem. Using rocks as a metaphor was genius! I'm voting up

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This poem conjured up images to be of many dark scenarios, like someone trying to get off drugs, someone in a bad relationship that keeps trying to change the other person or just someone fighting their own demons. I could think of so many situations that this poem might apply to that it I read the poem 3 times. Absolutely awesome poem.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Yes Bravo! I love the way you play with small as well as huge powerful words, you definitely have beautiful mind of sorts, and our poetry style is quite similar actually. I wrote a poem for a contest recently on facebook, and it got nominated to be placed into a poetry book.

      You know something though Sky, I have yet to respond to it, but the title of the poem was "I am a Rock", I would publish it here on hubpages, but that is against contract here, and so I guess I'll just create my very own plaque for it, as the poem that almost earned its way into a world wide poetry collection, because I don't wanna pay them the cash, they had the nerve to ask of me to pay to get one made for it, LOL.

      Now ain't that something, life is crazy at times to me, and poems like this exemplify and identify with that true reality, of how stiff if may become, be perceived by some people, and actually quite possibly turn into. "A Rock!" yup you put the nail on the coffin with this one SkySlave.

      You are a true poet SkySlave, I know it, and you know it, and the world is about to know it as well, because I will not stop until they all do, show casing your powerful poetry is my pleasure to do for you. Cheers!

    • SkySlave profile imageAUTHOR

      Skyler DeCristoforo 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Some times it takes time to allow yourself to stay away. We all fall back into similar patterns. I think its about time for things to change for everybody.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      The image this conjured up is of someone who keeps coming back only to get hurt again and again until finally it hits him like a ton of bricks that he should just walk away and never go back again.


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