Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by Matt93, Feb 11, 2011.

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  1. Matt93

    Matt93 Well-Known Member

    Jealousy hides for no-one.
    It lurks behind every corner.
    It is unrelenting,
    It will never stop feasting.

    Hatred owns those who let it.
    It grows like an encompassing darkness.
    It has a never ending appetite.
    It will destroy those who touch it.

    Sadness will not stop to think.
    It will just grow like poison ivy.
    On the outside can be seen beauty,
    But the insides are as deadly as cyanide.

    There's one thing to derive from emotion.
    They seem to only cause pain.
    They seem to be as black as dead space.
    They are like family who you can't stand but can't live without.

    Seems nobody has ever been brave,
    To walk into the grey area that we see as happiness.
    Are we afraid of what we'll find,
    Or do we fear we won't be used to it?
    So tell me,
    Should we try something new,
    In the hopes it can make someone good again,
    Or stay in a place where pain is constant?
  2. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    This is quite skillful and does really talk to an issue many of us have..thanks for sharing it with us...J
  3. SweetTearsOfDeath

    SweetTearsOfDeath Well-Known Member

    Very nicely written. I wish I could come up with things like that.. Most of mine are dark, bloody, or just plain random. Haha:) I would love to read more Matt93. This really hits it hard for me. Hope things start getting great for you.
  4. Matt93

    Matt93 Well-Known Member

    Thanks J that means a lot to me :)

    Thank you Kate, it's very kind. Admittedly, most of mine are either about 'love' or are really dark and depressing. I'll be sure to post many of the MILLIONS that I have.

    Just let the words flow through your fingertips like a voice that you can't seem create :)
  5. Louis03

    Louis03 Well-Known Member

    Very nice. I have my own thoughts on this but I don't want to hijack the thread. :/
  6. Matt93

    Matt93 Well-Known Member

    Post what you want, it bothers me not :)
  7. Louis03

    Louis03 Well-Known Member

    No I couldn't possibly... Well OK.

    If we are talking about mortification of the desires of the soul, such as in Buddhism - I don't trust it. It's not a rational argument it's just something visceral, some contempt, in me against that (as unnatural).

    I see myself in Nietzsche's:

    'one must still have chaos in oneself, to give birth to a dancing star'

    Aswell his depiction of modern man as 'the last man' who seeks only comfort and security. He is scared of emotion because it upsets him and anything that upsets him is bad. Everyone is equal, everything is equal, because if someone is superior to someone else it generates conflict and conflict is upsetting.

    I'm not sure if that's what you were talking about or if you were only referring to letting go of negative emotions. Which is very interesting because I do think a lot of people feel like they don't deserve to be happy and it's easy to just wallow in self-pity but I'm not sure how you get past that. I guess it's about self-image and self-esteem.

    Anyway, there's the rant hope you enjoyed it. :p
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  8. Matt93

    Matt93 Well-Known Member

    I did quite enjoy the rant actually, it's a well informed one :)

    I was actually mainly talking about how I generally feel and how my emotions seem to effect me. The last verse is basically me asking myself, why can't I actually make it, even when I try.
  9. house_atraides

    house_atraides Active Member

    "On the outside can be seen beauty,
    But the insides are as deadly as cyanide."

    The formless mask.
  10. Matt93

    Matt93 Well-Known Member

    May I ask, what is that you meant by "The formless mask."?
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