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A Poem by Karina Longo
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These are lyrics which I could say they are a little bit inspired by Tears for Fears' first album "The Hurting".

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The past flies back to hold you

And face your screaming child-like eyes

A prisoner of the mind that haunts you -

So softly, so suddenly

Look out my friend, look out


Can’t bare that much of

A scream and shout

A book in one hand, with the other I'm waving

"Goodbye daddy, goodbye"

Pack your scatological truths

And then get out, please get out

 

Take me back, take me back to today

Paralyze, paralyze the images from

All those damn broken times

Take me back, take me back to today

I want to talk other than silence


Love through a pale selfish glimpse

Mum tries to convince me

‘That’s the world we gotta live in’

Passive tears and fears, living in black and white

(Mirrors and people, starting to fade in and out)

The TV’s in colors and I am not allowed

To turn it on tonight

(Madness and vision walking hand in hand)

And I could swear the nothingness in the room

Could eat me alive, eat me alive

 

Take me back, take me back to today

Let's change the images from

All those damn broken times

Please take me back, take me back to today

I walk to talk other than silence

 

Parents can solve their feuds alone

Bullies now just old big waste of bones

Scary clowns are made of cheap make-up

Humiliation, silly weapon of the sick

I’ve always been fragile but I’ve never been weak

 

Now I’m through with all, I’m done with you now,

Done with you and through with all

Building my dreams alive, getting away from illusion


(Well they are right when they say you got to fight the past to live life forwards)

© 2011 Karina Longo


Author's Note

Karina Longo
These are lyrics which I could say they are a little bit inspired by Tears for Fears' first album "The Hurting".

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This poem really demands that we strengthen our self discipline and
consider the consequences of our actions instead of living on impulse.
There were moments where it felt like being in a cage at a sideshow.
The invasion of privacy was the design of a very creative mind.
Your pen worked wonders here.

Posted 10 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.




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Good write, some powerful lines snap right out like, "Pack your scatological truths" and "Bullies now just old big waste of bones". That ending is very fine, reminiscent of a famous song.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


Powerful poetry; there's a song 'You're Gonna Miss This' that I think speaks to some of the emotions expressed in your poem...and you have validated some very complicated conflicts. Your work that I have read seems to consistently look for the missing links in life.

Nicely done.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I don't know if by lyrics you meant this to be a song or not. But regardless the words in this are fantastic,and full of such meaning! I love it.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like the poem. The honest and direct words made the poem loud and clear.
'Parents can solve their feuds alone
Bullies now just old big waste of bones
Scary clowns are made of cheap make-up
Humiliation, silly weapon of the sick
I’ve always been fragile but I’ve never been weak"
I love all your writing. You write with great skill and always your powerful poetry allow me to think and my mind to ponder. Thank you for the outstanding poem.
Coyote



Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

I want to talk other than silence........these words stood out to me almost as if they were in red. The words spoken in silence are often more painful than the words spoken out loud. Karina, these lyrics run deep and cut to the bone. Excellent work.


Posted 10 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

I felt the lyrical vibe from start to finish, and I enjoyed the vision I got from it. I feel as though the song may have been about false reality, but that's just me. Everyone gets different vibes from lyrics. But in the end, I truly enjoyed it. :)

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

very kewl would be good to hear it to music actualy

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

This poem really demands that we strengthen our self discipline and
consider the consequences of our actions instead of living on impulse.
There were moments where it felt like being in a cage at a sideshow.
The invasion of privacy was the design of a very creative mind.
Your pen worked wonders here.

Posted 10 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

wow nice

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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