death

Goodbye Charles Strange

Let me tell you about a neighbor of mine.

He had been my neighbor since 1979.

He had a loving wife and two children

He has died but we will see him again.

His death is hard for his friends and family to face.

He's in Heaven now which is a far better place.

It's tragic because his life came to an end

He was a great neighbor and a friend.

When I learned that he died, it was very sad.

But now he's in Heaven with my mom and dad.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dedicated to Charles Strange who died of cancer at the age of 62 on January 9, 2018.

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World's Silence

Watch the world fall silent
A lonely sound
To echo across
The open ground
Let the poor hear it
And the rich feel it
Let the living miss it
And the dead have it

Author's Notes/Comments: 

A thought to those that are on the cusp

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Face me...

As the deathly, Icey slices of the shattered glass fly towards my face, unzipping the skin…

I knew. They. Were. Here.

 

The cold sweat pours down my face as I search for a plan…

I can’t hear myself think!

The deafening sound of bullets showering on your cover

The yelling of young men

…and the last shrieks of the female nurses, who have now fallen

contributes to the foul smell

The foul smell of the empty shells where the souls lived.

 

Fuck!”

 

My long hesitation on the battlefield has paid off…

O’, the exquisite beauty of the sharp pain

One glance down…to view the left shoulder

As the metal drowns into my flesh…

 

Harsh Rubber of their soles thuds

Thuds. Sound surrounds, me

 

Up

 

Only to see the points of those guns

Only to see the strings of life

Face. Me.

 

BANG!

 

-Sachi Ruaya

 

 

*Written within the time limit of 15 minutes (phew)

Author's Notes/Comments: 

STUDENT REFLECTION:
I would consider this poem as one of my most abstract, descriptive works.
I used my critical thinking to choose the appropriate words, text structure and ‘story’ structure since I strived to emotionally impact the reader with the words, metaphors and other linguistic features. 
I have taken many risks such as using sentence structure in which the reader may have to think deeply to comprehend the meaning using the context. *At the end of this poem I have placed the translated meaning of any statements that may have confused the reader.
Skills Discussion 
I have deliberately structured the sentences to enhance the text according to the audience and purpose, successfully involved the reader by the use of literary devices such as metaphor, simile, onomatopoeia, abstract and technical terms appropriately in context, control and manipulate the linguistic and structural components of writing to enhance clarity and impact and chose to manipulate or abandon conventional text forms to achieve impact.

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Demons

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Band Lyrics

Verse 1:

"I'm Sorry" is all I have to say.

I've succumbed to my demons.

They do not sink.

Rather they swim.

Always full of doubts,

I let you go.

I let us go.

 

Chorus:

You treat my love

Like it's a game.

You toy with my feelings.

Treat it as you please.

You got my heart 

Under your control.

You're my puppeteer.

 

Verse 2:

I hold back the tears

From the day you left me.

If your feelings changed,

You should have told me.

I still am in love with you.
"You are the one"

Is what I tell my best friend.

 

Bridge:

I cannot move on...

If only you'd give us a chance,

Letting go would not

Be a problem now.

Now, I shall forget you

Because you forgot about us.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

About situationships, friends with benefits, fuck buddies, etc where one person catches feelings but the other doesn't give a fuck. It's unrequited love.

In Death I Shall Smile

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Withered Roses

I have no need to struggle any longer,
The speed i take set to elude my path,
His majesty sees only in my flaws,
His voice rises the purge,
A smile drops falls over,
A piece of heaven felt at last,
Shall death rest with me...

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Goodbye

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Band Lyrics

Verse 1:

Set sail your worries

Into the open sea.

Say goodbye to all the pain

And suffering you’ve endured.

You are not alone.

For, God has your back.

 

Chorus:

This is not a goodbye.

I’ll watch you guys from above.

Don’t be saddened by my passing.

Say that I did well.

I tried my best

To keep it together.

But everything and everyone

Has failed me.

Farewell, my loved ones

Until the day we next meet.

 

Verse 2:

Hold on to what you believe.

I’ll always be there

In your memories.

Though, it’s late

To say: “Don’t let me go”

 

Bridge:

I live in your memories.

Though, I know it’s too late.

If only I could have done something,

Things would not have ended this way.

Now, you’re gone.

Rest in peace.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Rest in Peace SHINee's Kim Jonghyun. You will be missed and did well. This is a song based on the news that I learned of the Korean pop star's death that triggered my own experiences with mental health that many refused to believe. 

Seirenes

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Tales and Fables
They say that love is an action
Not a feeling
Then why did I feel that way
Like spiraling down Charybdis 
To the sound of your siren song
 
Your haunting melody embraced my mind
Teasing me, clutching my heart
Until I could do no more than listen
The pain in your voice evident
The struggle against your very nature
 
How I wish that I could have saved you
That I had borne you far away
But you knew my thoughts
You sensed my intentions
And saved me instead 
From the surf of your tsunami
 
So now I sit alone on the sand
And perhaps my greatest torture 
Is standing on the shore of your pain 
And crying out to the oceans that separate us 
To receive nothing but silence in return.
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Immortality

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Light and Dark

Sometimes I hear the ghosts of my past

Often they whisper in my ear

Just out of consciousness

Barely audible, but present

 

Memories of those gone by

Now immortal in my mind

Forever they'll exist in me

Or at least as long as I live

 

For we are scars on the membrane of time

Carving our existence deep into it's flesh

Dying to gain immortality

Our existence tantamount to the memories of others

 

 

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Love Never Goes Away

I think about you every day,

these memories never seem

to go away,

 

I know its you who I love the most,

 

I'm going to have to live with these

feelings for the rest of my life

 

Always worrying about what happened

to you; if I caused you to suffer.

 

Wondering if you ever think about me in

the way I think about you

 

I hope you live a good life,

I wish I could tell you that I love you

but I'll never get to see you again anyways

 

I wrote this poem, only for you and no one else,

because your the only one that I love deep down

 

I've had dreams about you that we meet again,

when I see people that look like you, I immediately think of you,

it causes me much pain.

 

These feelings are never going away,

always in my heart will you remain

 

Life is not fair

and often denies you what you want most

 

You are always reminded of your failures

you can never escape your past

 

Love will imprison you for life,

but I would not have it any other way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

The one who I really love. My true love. I don't usually write often about this subject, because I keep it deep within. Its hard to talk about.

 

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