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Ghost


i hold my own wrist,
as if it's broken,
'cause there are no hands,
available left to hold it.
to rest in the base
of your touch cannot happen.
it's much too tough to ask.

so i sit staring
into a blank field,
eyelids empty, 
body in reverie,
mind in ennui,
sick of you and i.

i love you
but hate i fell too
deep into the pool,
of what I thought was true.

5 feet, 5 inches,
brown locks,
spectacled eyes
once folded 
around my 5'7'' frame,
now left a shell.

my arms hold me,
as i clutch my abdomen,
and rest against the floor.
i lie there,
knowing the pain 
will finally stop
but aware,
that it's just beginning.

because the hardest
part about this,
is loving a ghost
that isn't dead in body,
but in your mind,
and you can't kill her,
no matter how much
you wanna take the gun
and pull the trigger.

so i let pellucid phantoms
perplex the crevices
of my intricate labyrinth.
and i let the apparition
fly around inside,
before it fades and dissipates,
just like the body did.
שלום 
זייַ געזונט

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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Writer
This haunting work is featured here:  Hauntingly Great Art and Literature
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much. :heart:
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QQI25 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
it's so amazing. i love this so much. 
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much. :heart:
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QQI25 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :aww: :heart:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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ithaswhatitisnt Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"because the hardest
part about this,
is loving a ghost
that isn't dead in body,
but in your mind,
and you can't kill her,
no matter how much
you wanna take the gun
and pull the trigger"

i started crying. :tighthug: 
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:huggle: :heart:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014   General Artist
what a powerful and moving piece, dear heart.
keep up with the amazing amazing works of art
you've been shelling out :heart:
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you ever so much, lovely. :heart:
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IzzyMarrie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Spine-chilling, and yet an excellent use of imagery and symbolism.  Your metaphors were well thought out, and the way the theme is conveyed is genius
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: :love:
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snowywolf13 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is hauntingly beautiful.
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much. :heart:
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hope you're OK, Ricky.  Man Hug 
Since you bothered to put it into words I'm gonna say that I found some really great stuff here:

because the hardest
part about this,
is loving a ghost
that isn't dead in body,
but in your mind,

This is a very well put and truthful way to look at it.  I've been there.
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I am, actually, Scott. :manhug: Thank you for the well-wishes. I actually feel...happy at this moment in time. :)

And it's not easy, but we all get through it as you know. :nod:
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well you seem to have a pretty good grasp on who you are and that's an important thing.  It's not easy, but seeing the value and worth in yourself makes taking these speed bumps a little easier.  Just make sure you take the time to do that.  :)
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:nod: I do. That's one thing I'm lucky...with, for a lack of a better term. :aww: 
And I most certainly will. :salute: I hope you've been well, man. I gotta note you soon. :nod:
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've been well, just busy as fork is all.  Hit a writing wall for about a week, but I feel like I'm back.

Yeah, we'll talk soon.  Good evening to ya.  :)
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oooh yeah, I know how that goes. :nod: My deviations have piled up 'cause I've been busy, myself. xD

Sounds good. :) You too, good sir!
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:tighthug:
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Waffles-Of-Gondolyn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful and raw and powerful. :heart: i don't know what to say, this is such a melancholy and incredible poem. i love it and can absolutely relate. :huggle:

(on a less serious note, I'm taller than you. hehee!) 
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, Belle.
(Figures. :grump:)
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Waffles-Of-Gondolyn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
no problem boo! :huggle: 
(MWAHAHAHAHA! :boogie:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:huggle:
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MarieRedCarrot Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcomfortplz:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:huggle:
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iMariposa Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful. This is just like how I felt when my boyfriend and I broke up. My favourite verse is:

 my arms hold me,
as i clutch my abdomen,
and rest against the floor.
i lie there,
knowing the pain 
will finally stop
but aware,
that it's just beginning.
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: :huggle:
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:huggle:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:tighthug:
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schriftsteller Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014   Writer
I know I don't know you, and this is a very personal poem, but I feel compelled to comment. I think everyone has been at this place in one point, or multiple points, in their lives. The way you've put this together and worded it brings those emotions back to me but it's without pity-- only empathy. It's beautiful in its honesty. You've done a wonderful job here.
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:nod: Thank you so, so much, Delaney. I really respect you so much as a creator it means a lot to me you think that. :heart:
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schriftsteller Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014   Writer
Oh jeez. Well thank you for that compliment. I'm glad that I could read this poem. :heart:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure. :heart: And me too. ^_^
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SpriteBlayde Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp: Very beautiful, in a melancholy way. Well done. Of course, if you need to talk, come find me.
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, sis'.
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SpriteBlayde Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course. :D
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconcomfortplz: Comforting 
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:huggle:
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Writer
:heart:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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ArikaRinkishika Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014   Writer
Ouch...

:tears:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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LadyOfFrost Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The fact that you can make something so beautiful out of something so painful shows so much strength. Hug 
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, Joz. :huggle:
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solis-ortus Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Writer
oh my gosh
this poem. damn. it's really sad but your writing is so amazing that it makes the sad a really good kind of ache. you gave it a kick. like getting kicked in the feels.
& the hebrew in your comment... i feel, man. i feel. 
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, Phyllis. :heart:

And yes, I knew you'd understand that part. 
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draecana Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your words are beautiful, heart-wrenching, and oh-so-relatable, Ricky. I know you're going to be okay, but it still cuts me to the quick to see you suffer.:hug: Any time you need to talk, you can note me.:heart:
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