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黃愛莉
| she/her | chinese american |
memory & mortality & madness
50~ Sept. 2020

Message to Readers

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to rule the world

January 11, 2021

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does it make you happier to rule the world?
can you taste the loss of humanity sliding down your
throat? perhaps us mortals cannot understand but maybe
ignorance is bliss.

kings and queens demand their name carved into their
kingdoms, and drink their glass of immortality. residing in a place of
pillars of gold and marble and jade and
a crown of blood and tears and shame.

heroes live on in our minds and legends live on in our hearts
but rulers live on in the stars, they mock and laugh down on the
disaster we willingly waltz into; we are dying, we are dying, we drink
our own poison willingly.

heavy is the head the wears the crown, heavier the shoulders of
the souls that must bear it. say your decrees from your palace above
our hearts and we hope and pray for better.

what runs in the veins of monarchs? is it gold, red, black?
your assignment today- everybody wants to rule the world, by lorde. go forth and prosper.

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8 Comments
  • doodleninja

    amazing piece! i love the almost condescending tone you have in this, like you're mocking humanity, which is just fabulous, i'm all here for it. :D


    2 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    wow love this <333 that first stanza just grabbed me and didn't let me go. gosh your poetry is amazing!


    3 months ago
  • FantasyOtter12

    I really like this!! "pillars of gold and marble and jade and
    a crown of blood and tears and shame." wow thats just a stunning line right there if i've ever seen one..


    3 months ago
  • tas (yellowbrickrd)

    Slam poetry vibes. This is amazing.


    3 months ago
  • Syzygy (#words) (J.A.M)

    It's so elegant! The end of that third stanza tho QoQ


    3 months ago
  • ArtisticCatbird2020

    Your piece sounded regal when I read it -- very fitting :)


    3 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    wow this is magnificent and sudhcgehjeb dont know how to explain,i cant put my finger on it but there is something in this piece that is jejdhhdmh
    "but rulers live on in the stars, they mock and laugh down on the
    disaster we willingly waltz into; we are dying, we are dying, we drink
    our own poison willingly." hmmm delicious
    ALSO YOU LOVE LORDE HDGDGDNNE ME TOOO IM SUCH A FAN.HER MUSIC MAKES YOU FEEL SO MUCH AND EVERYTHING IS UDDGJFHN I LOVE LISTENING TO HER WHEN IM ANGRY AND WANT TO WRITE POETRY MWAHAHA


    3 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Woahhh. This is really something special. There's some about this that is just inneffably incredible.


    3 months ago