HermioneGranger67

United States of America

That no life lives for ever;
That dead men rise up never;
That even the weariest river
Winds somewhere safe to see
-from The Garden of Prosperine by Algernon Charles Swinburne

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When we drive away in secret
You'll be a volunteer
So don't scream when we take you
The world is quiet here.
-from A Series of Unfortunate Events

HermioneGranger67 (United States of America)() published:

Promise Me

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    "No!"
    My scream echoes across the battlefield. Odilia turns her face towards me just as her attacker wrenches his sword out of her body. She crumples to the ground and I am running, running towards her. An enemy comes at me with his sword raised but I send a pulse of magic towards him, stopping him in his tracks.
     I fall beside Odilia, my trembling hands fluttering around her tear streaked  face. ...

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Lilies Burning

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    "Lily!" I scream, my voice hoarse and barely heard over the crackling flames. "Lily!"
    "I'm here...I'm stuck...help me, Cora!" Her muffled voice comes from the living room. I seize the door handle to my room and scream as it sizzles against my skin. But I ignore the pain. I have to save my sister. The door opens and I cough as clouds of smoke billow into my burning room. The living room is a swirl of...

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let me fly on wings of paper

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let me fly 
on my wings
of paper

splatters of ink
form curved feathers
curling paper
is the structure

my words will
lift me high
above the world we know
above everything

but the world pins me down
my feathers crushed
by politics and life
by anger and hatred

i can't stay down any longer
please
just let me fly
on my wings
of paper.

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my ghosts

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my ghosts
my whispers of a past
the fluttering of a moth's wings
the rough snap of wind through curled hair
they are always there

beneath the cloud gray 
awning
of the bus stop
their shapes a buffer
against cold metal seats

through the bright
colored displays
of the grocery store
pushing me faster
till I've lost my breath

i can feel their presence
everywhere I go
they protect
they defend
they cause pain
they make me remember
who I...

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it flies away from me

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it flies away from me
a sigh on the breeze
a whisper in the wind
a breath in the air

silver as the moon
golden as the wheat
that sways and twists
in the breeze

my pen splatters ink
on curling white paper
write
write 
write

it comes in a blink 
a blur
a panorama of motion
a camera's lens
that captures

everything.

 

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when flowers dripped from the skies

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when flowers dripped from the skies
i was alone

they came in a
myriad of
black and
gray and
white

the softness of crushing petals
thorns in my palm
the slender hardness of a stem

they fell on the rooftops
across chimneys
and lived.

but they floated on water
voicing their protest
against
the darkness of
the unknown.

and what we do not know.

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my ghosts

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my ghosts
my whispers of a past
the fluttering of a moth's wings
the rough snap of wind through curled hair
they are always there

beneath the cloud gray 
awning
of the bus stop
their shapes a buffer
against cold metal seats

through the bright
colored displays
of the grocery store
pushing me faster
till I've lost my breath

i can feel their presence
everywhere I go
they protect
they defend
they cause pain
they make me remember
who I...

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HermioneGranger67 (United States of America)() published:

neverlast

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the best things
never last.

a flower.
bursting a rainbow
of color
withers
and dies.

the rainfall.
fierce and wild
it knows no bounds
but soon surrenders
to serene
sunshine.

we.
we do not last
forever
as fleeting as a flash of fur
a mere speck of time
no time left for words.

let's just be together.

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