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arch stanton
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Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:17 AM

Keep no track of your bearings

Loose yourself in a world of hate

Cut off all connections to your inner self

And you'll find your self in a fearful state


The winters breeze slips by the oak trees

Swaying both left and right

The sound of a lawnmower and buzzing bees 

Fills the air and surrounds you and me


I fear the worst

I fear what is first

Yet the likeliness of it happening

No reason for birth

Birth of that state of mind


I try and control my fear

I use all what I got

In an attempt to make it focus

It just hurts a lot. 

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Mokrie Dela
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Posted 25 November 2013 - 11:06 AM

Yo coat! good work.

I do see a touch of what I tend to do - especially in the penultimate passage - and that seems to be being too concerned over rhyming, i couldn't get a sense of what you meant.
apart from that though, i liked the imagery you chose and thought it flowed well.


One other thing. The final line: I think it might have more impact if you got rid of "just"
Sounds like someone saying "Oh, it's just a scratch." Unless of course that's what you wanted.
"It hurts a lot" would tell me that there is great pain, whereas "it just hurts a lot" seems to almost trivialise it.


good work nonetheless

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