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Brigets_flame, Week 2, Flat

Flat

 

I was all curves,

Tangled in darkness,

Hands groping for what I wanted,

But will never have,

Not with you.

 

You left me broken, open, raw,

And I sleep alone in a bed

Full of promises no one could keep.

 I loved with all I had,

Giving what you could not need,

Needing what you could not give.

 

In the lonely silence,

The curves are gone,

And now, I am flat.

**This is late due to shotty internet access. I am always thwarted in these contest by the horrid connection my university makes available.
brigits_flame
It's a monthly writing contest that is really awesome. There are a lot of great writer's, and you generally get good feedback for your writing. While all contests of this form are unavoidably a popularity contest of some kind, I don't feel as if I'm at a huge disadvantage because I don't have 4123 friends on my list or because I don't have time to keep up with the 1526372 comments in the daly conversational posts. I'm not trying to make any stabs at LJ Idol at all. I think it's a great contest, and I will enter again next season. I just always felt a little out of the loop because of those reasons. I have made some good friends from the experience though, for which i am greatful. I digress. This new community even has an official editing team. There's an art contest too, which, I can't fully appreciate, but the thought is nice. Voting is community only, but you all should take a look.

The Drum, Brigits_Flame Week 1

The Drum

Since I could speak,
I lived inside the drum.
The beat of expectations pounded
in my brain,
through my blood,
to my heart.
Be brave,
be bright,
be beautiful.

For the sake of love,
I lived inside the drum.
The beat of standards sounded
in my glass,
through my scars,
to my bed.
Be sweet,
be small,
be silent.

After twenty years,
I left the drum behind.
My new rhythm resounding
in my eyes,
Through my smile,
To my words.
Be bold,
be strong,
be free.

ETA: This is my entry for week 1 of the contest over at brigits_flame It's a community only vote, but feel free to join! There's a new contest every month, as well as editing opportunities, and a chance to read some really neat writing. Spread the word!