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Presenting the LITplease Favorites Project!


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Feature #174

Kisses Like AutumnKisses Like Autumn
In the beginning;
There was a forest that exhaled,
Along with us when we paused for breath.
Only now the seasons,
Have merged into one state;
Hot/Cold/Alive/Dead.
I will not love a ghost;
I have enough shadow without that,
Along with too much superstition.
The realist in me,
Sees your promises are half-empty,
Whilst the pessimist drinks the rest of the glass.
A survey is composed,
To ask all of those involved,
"Will you keep running?"
Though I know my answer;
I will only run into your arms,
If you become less like Winter,
And far more Autumnal.

Kisses Like Autumn by Purple-Freak9

...I will not love a ghost;
I have enough shadow without that...
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Suggested by: LadyofGaerdon
Featured by: 
LadyofGaerdon Raneva 
Sottomissione-di-Amo  awholelotofflowers insomaniac55



Feature #175

BloomIt's normal, you know.
Bruises flower under skin like lilies in a garden
Tears find their place just like water in the soil
They seep into the black
Nurture seedlings
And hurt grows so green and natural.
Pearl skin is supposed to go purple
It's as right as the rain.
So don't worry, don't fret
I'm art, you know, cross-stitching on the wall
An ivory piano key
Just as I should be
Because battered things are beautiful.
Feathers torn from silk pillows
And stick figures on balance beams
Aren't as loved, nor as adored,
Nor as beautiful as me.


Bloom
by bonfirelights

...So don't worry, don't fret
I'm art, you know, cross-stitching on the wall...
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Suggested by: LadyofGaerdon
Featured by:
LadyofGaerdon A-Rose-In-Misery
Sottomissione-di-Amo awholelotofflowers Raneva



Feature #176

The Lifeless of the PartyIf I back up any farther my
bones will become part of this place,
I'll mold myself to the paint and
plaster my skin to its base.
At least then when their gaze sweeps by,
they can admire the pale tone
and whisper about the wall decorations
instead of my expression set in stone.
Through the obnoxious music I can hear
a guitar strumming softly outside,
beckoning my body to escape the drones
and find the human that seems to hide.
Don't cry my love, don't cry no more
A voice trembles across the terrace,
and leaves a smoky trail to the trees.
Head hung slightly and plucking strings
whose sorrow brings me to my knees.
Don't sing that old sad hymn no more
I cannot fathom how this fellow
would arrive to this awful event,
as his melody murmurs in my ear
I remember my own torment.
The wall that felt like ruthless vines
choking the choice out of me,
my petals stretched for a sign of light,
this boy answered my painful plea.
Don't cry my love, don't cry no more
We sat and sa


The Lifeless of the Party
by AlterEgo1629

....We sat and sang in haunting harmony
until our lungs had lost all feeling,
the house seemed a distant disaster
that the sun was slowly revealing....
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Suggested by: LadyofGaerdon
Featured by:
LadyofGaerdon awholelotofflowers
insomaniac55 Raneva MaddyJordan


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1) Technique: Use of elements such as imagery, rhyme, and meter in poetry or dialogue and characterization in prose, for example, should represent the skill level at or above that of the writer. Proper use of spelling, grammar, and punctuation is expected.
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3) Innovation: Literature should be clear of cliches and over-exposed opinions. The writer should always choose a fresh perspective and not be afraid to make the reader think or challenge conventions.
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:iconalterego1629:
AlterEgo1629 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very awesome lit! Congrats to the other writers, and thank you to those who suggested me :)
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Writer
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