fear is stimulating to some.



the synthetic mystery is another place in history
that we don't exist
but we can't resist

telling all the fairy tales and listen to the fright'ning wails
of the terrified
but you are denied

the readiness is too awake
with every pill we've gotta take
shared memories we hafta fake
i'd steal another, but i'd break

four hours of torture, dear, until your heart just disappears
into the abyss
looking for eternal bliss

you're swimming in straight lines past all the added signs
you forgot your role
you'll pay an endless toll

the readiness is too awake
with every pill we've gotta take
shared memories we hafta fake
i'd steal another, but i'd break.
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Submitted on May 02, 2011

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Scheme xaa xbb CCCC xdd xee CCCC
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 627
Words 114
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 4

Alexis Esteb

I am directed by emotions alone. I am quite lonely, often springing to tears for no reason. I have a tendency to absorb the emotions of anyone near me. more…

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