Taunting Games

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

Original version of this poem was written in February of 2012. Rewritten April of 2018.

Tick tock goes her heart.

A time bomb threatening to explode.

With taunting games coming into play.

There's no way out of this intricate maze.

Such a formidable act, losing oneself to the attributes of humanity.

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Deceitful promises amongst lies pull the trigger of a gun.


Patching the holes of all words spoken freely from their hateful lips.

With string and sharp needles to fix a shattered organ.

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Catching her breath,

knowing the perceptual danger of a true fight.

For life to continue on with a stitched up heart.

Haunting thoughts drown within the memories that erupt within her mind.

Mirrored realization of oneself long gone.

Lost to the taunting game of massacred tendencies.

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What had they done,

tossing around rules and discrepancies that mask her fragile identity?

Scars mastering the facade of deceitfulness itself.

With no one left but herself,

she is alone to fight the opponents of this taunting game.

Submitted: April 17, 2018

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Melancholic Wisdom

My first thought after reading this, is it reminds me of how you feel when you first split from someone that is toxic. It's like a mix of sadness and anger, but the way it actually comes out, is much more like this. Your imagery, as always, is very vivid and striking, you're a master at it.

Some of my favorite parts were "Tick tock goes her heart", which is a very striking opening line that draws you in. Another one is "...needles to fix a shattered organ", it's a much more interesting way to say what you're trying to say. It's different and it's unique, which is what makes it better. I love your style of writing, it is so beautiful and vivid, and it never fails to amaze me what you can do with words.

Tue, April 17th, 2018 4:58am


Thank you so much, Mel. The original version of this poem was so bland and simple. Will be going through most of my old poetry, and rewriting what I can.

Tue, April 17th, 2018 3:25am

Criss Sole

Very well written. You were able to capture a lot of intense emotions. Loved it.

Fri, May 11th, 2018 1:14pm


Thank you!

Fri, May 11th, 2018 10:14pm


This is intriguing and I can personally relate to this. Except from a man's perception and point of view. Your words are an immediate picture created in the mind. So many vivid descriptions. Very powerful , it's like the reader can almost feel what you are saying. There is life in your words. Enjoyable read.

Tue, June 5th, 2018 2:32am


Thank you!

Tue, June 5th, 2018 1:20pm

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