Diamond Angst

Diamond Angst

A Poem by Alicia Hirshey

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I am the shadow,
 and the smoke in your eyes I am the ghost,
that hides in the night
Visions of torment
Play into the dread
Countless visions
Circle my head
Catching glimpse
Dying fight
Who are we
In this shattered life
Wait a minute
 Take a step back, Gotta think twice
 Before you react. So stay,
Stay a little while
 Cause a promise Not kept
Is the road to exile Hey,
What's the circumstance You'll never be great
 Without taking a chance Wait
 You waited too long Had your hands in your pocket When you should've been gone.
Show them you care
Free your spirit
From worry or care
The side your on
Lead them to nothing
Make them hang on
In circles fast
Hang on to lightening
You'll never get back
 One push
Is all you need
A fist-first philosophy
We watch

 With wounded eyes.
 I hope you recognize.
Out on the front line,

 Don't worry
I'll be fine
 The story

 Is just beginning
I say goodbye to my weakness,

 So long to the regrets
 And now I see

The world through diamond eyes
Falling from grace
Short of a name
Make for yourself
In life silly game
Hang on to shadows
That haunt from your past
Blow into the fire
Of things
You hope to take back
Anger will form
Not a new trait
Killing isn't easy
You have to concentrate.

Damn it all down Took one to the chest
without even a sound
 What do you want The things
You love
 The people you hurt Hey, it’s like deja vu
 Suicidal maniac
With nothing to lose So wait,
It's the exception to the rule Everyone of us is expendable
Run as fast as you can
The trigger man
Hides close at hand
Fighting for talent
He has not found
Another cold body
Has hit the ground
Fight to stay alive
Pray to god
You'll make it
Out alive
Closing in fast
Turning to something
That never will last
Wait until it's all gone
The war is un-won
Everyday is another
like the shell
Of a shot gun
Every night of my life

 I watch angels fall
 From the sky Every time
That the sun still sets I pray they don't take mine
Out on the front line
Don't worry

I'll be fine
 The story
 Is just beginning
I say goodbye to my weakness,

 So long to the regrets
 And now I see

That I'm Alive

© 2011 Alicia Hirshey

Author's Note

Alicia Hirshey
[The parts in bold are taken from the song Diamond eyes by Shinedown]

I don't know why I wrote this or what feelings even went into it. All I know was with the song and my feelings this is what happened. Enjoy and let me know what you think.

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im in love with your writing i love this poem..

Posted 10 Years Ago

I feel that the parts that you wrote stand out on their own merits. I read through the poem twice, once in its entirety and the second time only the parts that you wrote. I think with some tweaks here and there it would be a very good poem with just the parts you have here.

Posted 12 Years Ago

This a great write mixed with a great song. I love the feelings I get from reading this. Very emotional. Well done.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Wow, I'm amazed. You don't stop making me feel awe at your art. Thank you for sharing :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

awesome collaboration with that song...you just added beauty to it!
i love it!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Very well done,its as if you have to suffer and die to be reborn again to see the brightness of a new future that is in reach.

Posted 12 Years Ago

This is great! I love the idea of having a dialogue with song lyrics. Well done!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Ella, I can say this as a fan of your work and as a fan of Shinedown as well, that you masterfully blended the song with your own work. The piece in it's entirety is a truly amazing piece. Very well done!

Posted 12 Years Ago

cool poem!
flowed well!

Posted 12 Years Ago

I think this may be your best. AND the picture reminded me of a ninja. Favoriting.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on July 26, 2011
Last Updated on July 26, 2011


Alicia Hirshey
Alicia Hirshey

Hartford City, IN

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