Sentiments like Counterfeits

Sentiments like Counterfeits

A Poem by Julianna Marie

We’re two sides of the same coin,
but you’re flat-out broke, so you’ll spend it away.
You’re spending sentiments like counterfeits;
Nothing but paper, nothing but words:
they’re not worth a goddamn thing.
You’re spending sentiments like counterfeits;
anything to fuel the madness!
You’re out of your mind,
but I love you for it.
You’re out of your mind,
but so am I,
so am I: 
We’re two sides of the same coin,
but you’re all out of whiskey, so you’ll spend us away.
 You’ll forget in the morning,
if the morning ever comes.
You’ll forget my name, and even your own face:
turn everything to nothing;
it’s all just for show.
We have hearts of paper,
and minds of copper"
and we all know money doesn’t mean a thing;
A nameless face on a copper coin,
frozen in history.
Darling, we’re history,
you spent us away!
Darling, we’re history,
you drank us away!
Scribble my name down on your paper heart,
for when you’ve spent the last of yourself:
Sentiments like counterfeits,
but there's still a bit of silver in this old copper coin!
Sentiments like counterfeits,
but there's still a bit of love in this old broken heart!
Turn everything to nothing,
Turn nothing to everything:
anything to fuel the madness.


© 2010 Julianna Marie



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This read like a song. I couldnt help but read it in a rhythmic nature. This is profound writing. I cant believe how much pressure can be applied with such compassion. The feelings of disappointment and the desire for a different outcome makes the words strike with a great force. I thought about how much it hurts to realize that another person does not hold the same value as you do about the feelings you have. You really created something beautiful here. It is not very often that the words and imagery balance out. The readers mind is attacked from both sides. I have to rate 100 for the way you used both your descriptive and compositional skills.

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This read like a song. I couldnt help but read it in a rhythmic nature. This is profound writing. I cant believe how much pressure can be applied with such compassion. The feelings of disappointment and the desire for a different outcome makes the words strike with a great force. I thought about how much it hurts to realize that another person does not hold the same value as you do about the feelings you have. You really created something beautiful here. It is not very often that the words and imagery balance out. The readers mind is attacked from both sides. I have to rate 100 for the way you used both your descriptive and compositional skills.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on June 19, 2010
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Tags: love, money, greed, alcoholic, counterfeit, lie, regret, lost, memories

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Julianna Marie
Julianna Marie

Seattle, WA



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I'm a 21 year old girl living in Seattle, student/poet/barista. I believe in art, poetry, psychology, and music-- I don't think its safe to believe in much else. more..

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