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I am 14
(but I don't want to be so... I still pretend I'm 13.)
I am a listener
(I am willing to help anyone.)
I am a Catholic.
I LOVE to read and write
Dragons exist!

Message to Readers

The title might not fit. If anyone thinks of a better title, please tell me.

My Throne #r&scontest

July 10, 2019


Tick tock goes the clock
Matching time when I walk
To my throne, to my crown
To raise what was dust in the ground
I cannot deny to you
That what I said was true
The dust I let rise
It the equivalent to your lies
So do not tell me that I lied
Because for you, I would have died
I would have used my last breath
I would have faced the final test
But you pushed me into the burning fire
Where all I could feel was the flames rising higher...
You drowned me in your fake love
You refused to let me see the skies above...
And now...
Now the throne is mine
They bow,
You should respond in kind
Because from the flames,
I learned your games
And from your sea
I found my own "free"
Free from you,
and him,
and her, 
and them.
All I had was seconds before I was gone
But I wanted to see the next dawn
And the next...
And the next...
And the next...
This is my throne
No one will take my home
And the clock tick-tocking behind me
Is an hourglass we can all see
The sand goes up instead of down
Like the rising of my crown
Like the ashes left behind
From the flames left for me to find
Like the breath I'm taking
I'm healing, not breaking
So bow down now
Before I show you out
You cannot kill me 
Because I learned to be free
Fire does not hurt
I control the flames
(You gave me that)
My breath comes calmly
I am queen
(I rose because of you)
The clock will keep going
And the sand will keep flowing
(I did that without you)


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  • rainandsonder

    contest results are now up!

    5 months ago
  • V-Rose

    Thanks, @Anha.

    6 months ago
  • Anha

    this would be such a bop if it were a song, the rhythm is totally there

    6 months ago
  • V-Rose


    6 months ago
  • ThePaperSamurai

    I love this so much! There is so much power and emotion, great work! :)

    7 months ago
  • V-Rose


    7 months ago
  • H.Degg

    Wonderful. One of the best poems I've read. Love the rhymes. You did a great job.

    7 months ago
  • V-Rose

    Thank you for the compliments.

    7 months ago
  • rainandsonder

    thanks for entering the contest! i love the rhyme scheme here, it flows very nicely. i think the title fits fine, but if you would prefer another, it's your piece. i especially like the imagery of an hourglass with the sand going up instead of down, that's such an intriguing idea. i especially like the ending, how you tie the whole piece together. fantastic work!

    7 months ago
  • V-Rose

    Okay. Thank you so much. I will definitely think about those.

    7 months ago
  • The Bubbling Pen

    what a fantastic piece! I really love the rhythm that enhances your rhyme and the growing confidence that the persona reveals is also amazing. Some titles I thought of (just friendly suggestions): Rising from the Dust/A Burning Throne/Seconds of Sand

    7 months ago