Lies lived in silence

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

A random scrap of thought.

The smoke rises,
Seeping through endless twilight
And searing my flesh.
A looking glass,
Clear as the moon shines,
Presented itself
And I looked into myself.
Things I never did but should of
And things I did but shouldn’t have
Drifted into the night,
Mingling with the smoke
Seemingly merging
Until the last of the thick curls
Where caught by a question never answered.
The lies I lived through in silence
Were projected to my past
As I saw the present pass
Desperately trying to catch the future.
But no matter how close the future seems,
Or how much the smoke fogs the night,
The present will always be one step behind.
So long the past lingers
As the moon hangs above
And the future drifts into the endless twilight,
The thick smoke fogs the looking glass
And the present will always rely
On seared flesh and lies lived in silence.

Submitted: July 01, 2009

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This is pretty intense; an excellent portrait of a life squandered and riddled with regrets. Do you consciously think about your metaphors before you write? I have to ask because not only are they always brilliant, but expertly arranged. (Perhaps I mean the timing, but your sequence is always fluid.)

Thu, July 2nd, 2009 1:40am


I didn't think of metaphors on this one before i started writing. It was more like a random piece of my mind on paper. XD. I'm glad you liked it (and understood it). Thanks for reading! As always, your comments are more than welcome!

Thu, July 2nd, 2009 9:43am


hiya. thanxks for letting me know when you had a new poem sorry about the late comment..anyhoo i loved it because it really created an image in my mind.

Fri, September 18th, 2009 3:38pm


Haha, no problem. XD Im glad you read it.... don't get many reads these days. :(. But thanks again for reading and liking. XD

Fri, September 18th, 2009 5:21pm

Chris Gerard

The lies I lived through in silence...
What a beautiful line, a poem on its own.

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 9:09am

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