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Confusion 1 by Peter Rivendell A game with destiny? You decide. [169 words]
Threats by Peter Rivendell Sometimes, even in a crowded place you can feel totally alone... [73 words]
You Deserved It All by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A poem about anger. [143 words]
What Whales Dream by Stuart Eric Longridge A 500 million year old reincarnated whale day dreaming what it was like when he was a stupid ... [124 words]
Wake Up Sleepy Dead by Stuart Eric Longridge Dont fall asleep at the wheel. [175 words]
Trapped In The Masque by Peter Rivendell A dark hymn for troubled times. [120 words]
Trails, A Collection Of Verse by Akanihu C Wilson A collection of verse. [1,051 words]
Thoughts At An End by Eric A Hofmann Met a girl. It didn't work out like I thought it would. She was my first love. It is a pr... [179 words]
The Waking by Keri McGriff - [16 words]
The Mists Of Dreams by Judith Goff Sensuality. [69 words]
The Maya by Stuart Eric Longridge Lost but not forgotten. [221 words]
The Internal Storm by L A Winterburn A poem about what its like when I get a panic attack and the hope that I feel, that things w... [96 words]
Subliminal Messages by Stuart Eric Longridge Don't talk crap. [114 words]
Spirit Dancer by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [514 words]
Sisters Of The Heart by Judith Goff In Memory of Joey Callihan 1949-1999 [120 words]
Requiem by Judith Goff -Perhaps a final goodbye [40 words]
Real by R Palooza - [137 words]
Please Now by Judith Goff - [49 words]
Performers by Peter Rivendell When you feel like an outsider, sometimes you hope no one ever notices... Written when I was 18. See... [239 words]
Paint My World by Paula Poland A woman struggles with depression and self-isolation. From a strange dream I had. [111 words]
Only Words by Judith Goff - [61 words]
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Nightscape by Peter Rivendell - [100 words]
Night's Sorrow by Rose Trimovski A poem about a man, who has no friends, is all alone... [101 words]
My Friend by Michael Allen Rosendo This poem is about a girl. I liked her, and she told me that she wanted to date me. At the same time... [160 words]
Marching Band by Peter Rivendell When love fades... a lyric as much as a poem... [96 words]
Mans Dust by Stuart Eric Longridge Under the cosmic carpet. [106 words]
Lycanthrope by Judith Goff Poem or short story... you decide... [197 words]
Lets Get High!! by L A Winterburn My new year's resolution and The title speaks for itself LOL. [88 words]
Jinny by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [176 words]
Iraq Attack by Stuart Eric Longridge Don't believe the hype. [209 words]
Freeky by Judith Goff Feelin' kinda dirty ... feelin' kinda mean ... [81 words]
Flow by Peter Rivendell - [106 words]
Expedition by Peter Rivendell A view of the future? Or a view of the past? Is there any difference? [170 words]
Evil by Judith Goff Another song? What's up with this? [118 words]
Earth Bound by Stuart Eric Longridge Again more origins. [220 words]
Descent To Hell by Judith Goff This is actually a song I wrote for a novel. [233 words]
Crop Crap by Stuart Eric Longridge I made one with my face. [95 words]
Creation Copyright by Stuart Eric Longridge Over my head. [40 words]
Children Of The Night by David B Doc Byron Vampires! Dark shadows! Ghosts! Blood sucking! I'm sorry, I couldn't resist! [108 words]
Cave Man Monkey Stinker by Stuart Eric Longridge Monkey magic not. [143 words]
Burn Out by Alan T Geake This was written after hearing about a rock singer's suicide. [88 words]
Book Of The Dead by David B Doc Byron A sinner signs their soul away. [81 words]
Blue Jean Kangaroo by Michael Allen Rosendo Surrealistic poem. [103 words]
Blind Faith by Stuart Eric Longridge Giving away your mind. [274 words]
Art Thou Art? by Mia Angello - [44 words]
Adventure Playground by Peter Rivendell - [113 words]
A Verse Of Doubt by Eric A Hofmann - [41 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
Nothing Much
DESCRIPTION
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[328 words]
AUTHOR
Pearl S
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I'm a teenager; I like to write, play music, and read old English manuscripts.
[November 2002]
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Snowing In April (Songs) - [346 words]
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Special (Short Stories) - [1,338 words]
The Cool Clique (Short Stories) I actually did some reasearch for this, interviewed a few older friends... they don't understand it anymore than I do. [837 words]
The Masochist Boy (Novels) A neglected teenager confronts his addiction and depression with the help of an insecure friend. [35,178 words] [Teenage]
The Waves (Songs) - [160 words]
Watch Out, Henry! There's A Hole In That There Bucket! (Short Stories) The English Essay I Had Way Too Much Fun Writing. [4,772 words] [Teenage]
We Are Connected By A Net Of Faith (Songs) I guess the title doesn't say much, but this is my feeling about the coming war with Iraq. [296 words]
White Washed Walls, A Collection (Poetry) Acollection of verse: White Washed Walls: Something that came to me while I was sitting by my window... it was a bitter kind of day. Empty Wind-blown Streets: Pieced together from different hospital... [707 words]
Why I Got High, Ran Away, And Just Generally Screwed Myself Up (Poetry) A thought that popped into my head today. I think it might actually explain something. I don't know, I just want it to be out there. [34 words]
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Nothing Much
Pearl S

There isn’t much left for us here, is there? Not much left at all.
A pile of ashes, an overturned desk, that empty picture frame on the wall.
The names carved in the wood with the side of a pen—remember? Do you
Remember them?
So sharp and bright and slick in our minds
Who would have thought those names would suffer time?
Now they look old, somehow, yellowed with dust.
We didn’t know—we were young with trust.
But those days are gone, aren’t they? Yes. Far away.
It’s a different set of rules the rest of the world plays.
When I was young—when you were young—does it matter? Does it really?
No one cares about that now. No one shares what we are feeling.
Because they first must experience it for themselves. The world is young and we are old, so old. So cold all the time
Without the fire that churned and burned us to life
I am old. My body’s withered like the willow tree by the fall.
The smooth skin, the proud stance, age has taken it all.
The full bodied hair every twinkling shade of brown
The happiness in the eyes, the voice’s clear sound
It’s gone now, it’s gone. We’re older, and still
My mind cannot and won’t forget the thrill.
My mind, it keeps thinking, keeps ticking on
As loudly and clearly as the day I was born.
My body is old, but my mind is still young
Is a song still a song when it can no longer be sung?
I still know the melodies, still play them everyday
Is it fair? Is it right? To take it all away?
The names on the wall are faded, but I remember them yet
And I thought it never would happen…is this all I get?
The imprisonment of a mind in a useless form
I thought there was something else—I thought there was more.
Was I wrong?

There’s nothing much here for us, is there? Not much left at all…

 

READER'S REVIEWS (5)
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"Sad thoughts, sad story told beautifully." -- Just A Guy.
"thank you...it's something i find myself thinking about a lot" -- pearl.
"Looks to me like your mind is still singing. On the critique side, I felt that. Somewhere inside me hidden away, I felt that." -- Sylvia.
"I enjoyed how you used the image of the names carved in the wood and the underlying emotion of bittersweetness that came forth. Thank you for replying to my poem; I guess we are connected by a line you had: "They must first experience it for themselves."" -- Eric.
"thanks...i liked your poem bkz of its concept too though. maybe you're right?" -- pearl.

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© 2003 Pearl S
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
January 2003
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