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Updated on October 6, 2012
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I am an artist, designer, photographer and writer. See more of my work on cmariearts.


The sickness

That has left me here



My black heart


In despair

It has killed off

All life in me

Leaving an empty shell

Of what used to be

Destruction has come

Taken over

Flames burned to ashes

Rotted to the core

I hate you for doing this

To me

Leaving me astray

You came here

To conquer

Leaving nothing in your path

Taking everything good away

All the beauty

All the love



Swept away


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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      Hi Cheryl thank you. :)

      Hi Gypsy thank you. :)

      Hi Stessily thank you. :)

      Hi Leslie thank you. :)

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Hmmmm...the sickness you speak of seems to be contagious, sadly...

      Your choice of words are mesmerizing - the picture they paint vivid - the message loud and clear to those who will listen!

      sharing, Caroline..

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      stessily 5 years ago

      Caroline, Well chosen words for a compellingly enhanced image of Munch's "The Scream".

      Appreciatively, Stessily

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Poetry with dark thoughts and sadness. Hope that the sun shines upon you again.

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      Cheryl Simonds 5 years ago from Connecticut

      Dark is right, how deeply saddening. I often feel the same way. I hope you find your way out of it soon.

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      Thank you Girishpuri. :)

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      dark , deep , touching and beautiful, look around, it is voted way up.

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      Thank you Perspy. :)

      Thank you Frog Prince. :)

      Thank you Xstatic. :)

      Thank you Ruby. :)

      Thank you Vincent. :)

      Thank you Nighthag. :)

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      powerful words that show deeper wounds, your heart screams and only the dark answers.

      a great write

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      I felt your words, I saw the terror and I have often witnessed the sadness involved in the nightmares that haunt writers. Peace and blessings I send to you this night sweet poet, bravo well done, yet it echoes of fear and loneliness.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Another dark, deep poem. Cheer up my friend....

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Dark poetry indeed, reflecting the painting well.

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Really a lot heavier than I need to relate to.


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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Turn around and see the light, soon.

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      Thank you Curiad. :)

      Thank you Mhatter. :)

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      If your intent was bleakness, congratulations.

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      This is a strikingly enunciated verbalization of the painting. Well done Caroline!