Just wanted to share this little piece of beauty with you all.

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  1. AsphyxiateOnMisery

    AsphyxiateOnMisery Well-Known Member

    This isn't something I've written, but it is a poem. To be honest, I'm not sure what it's called, from what I understand it may be "The Spoken Word" but I'm not 100% on that...but it was written by Jade Puget and Davey Havok from AFI. I think it's one of the most beautiful things I've ever read, so I thought I'd share.

    We held hands on the last night on earth.
    Our mouths filled with dust,
    We kissed in the fields and under trees,
    Screaming like dogs, bleeding dark into the leaves.
    It was empty on the edge of town
    But we knew everyone floated along the bottom of the river.
    So we walked through the waste where the road curved
    Into the sea and the shattered seasons lay,
    And the bitter smell of burning was on you like a disease.
    In our cancer of passion you said,
    "death is a midnight runner."
    The sky had come crashing down
    Like the news of an intimate suicide.
    We picked up the shards and formed them into
    Shapes of stars that wore like an antique wedding dress.
    The echos of the past broke the hearts of the unborn
    As the ferris wheel silently slowed to a stop.
    The few insects skittered away in hopes
    Of a better past time.
    I kissed you at the apex of the maelstrom and asked
    If you would accompany me in a quick fall,
    But you made realize that my ticket wasn't good for two.
    I rode alone.
    You said "the cinders are falling like snow."
    There is poetry in despair, and we sang with
    Unrivaled beauty, bitter elegies of savagery and eloquence.
    Of blue and grey.
    Strange, we ran down desperate streets and carved
    Our names in the flesh of the city.
    The sun has stagnated somewhere beyond the rim of
    The horizon and the darkness is a mystery of
    Curves and lines.
    Still, we lay under the emptiness and drifted slowly outward,
    And somewhere in the wilderness we found salvation
    Scratched into the earth like a message.

    Here is a link if you want to listen to it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NypRX5CpG0
     
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  2. Neverender

    Neverender Active Member

    I LOVE AFI... nice to see another person who appreciates their work.
     
  3. AsphyxiateOnMisery

    AsphyxiateOnMisery Well-Known Member

    I've been a loyal fan for 7 years now :)
     
  4. Neverender

    Neverender Active Member

    favorite song of theirs? Mine's Clove Smoke Catharsis :)
     
  5. AsphyxiateOnMisery

    AsphyxiateOnMisery Well-Known Member

    That's way too hard of a question lol. I don't know, really...I like most of their songs the same. They're all unique and beautiful. If I absolutely HAD to pick one to listen to for the rest of my life, though, and I couldn't listen to any others, it would be "This Time Imperfect", because it was the first song of theirs that I had ever heard and the first one that made me start liking the band. Plus, it really relates to how I feel...about pretty much everything.
     
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