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a drabble of la madrugada

a drabble of la madrugada

Posted April 4th, 2020 by Gracithe1andonly

by Tía Snow
in denial that I'm in college

April 4th, 2020



if i get out of this alive, i know i'll be a saint

because the lies and truth look so alike i'm getting faint.

if i can see through swimming tears what people really are,

i'll be assumed into the heavens and become a star.


'cause perfect's either realer than us all or nonexistent.

either i've been lied to or my friends are inconsistent.

is there hope for who we are? we'll pull ourselves apart,

the core division in the West is shattering my heart.


for this i know: both can't be right.

perhaps we both are wrong.

i know that one side, with its might

is taking up a song,

a siren's song and singing its own self into damnation.


why can't i stop my overactive, bad imagination?


for it could be--oh horror, it could be my own foul heart

taking its great tools and turning evil to an art,

pretending all the time to be so golden, be so graced,

while (hypocrite!) still running from what i have never faced.


it could be the ones i trust and love. they'd never mean to,

but we could all be duped and it could never have been seen to.

i've seen enough! i've seen a household die and fire fall.

but pain means nothing if i don't arise to take the call.


the call. the pain. they fuse to one. the truth is there. i'll find it.

i'll listen to your reasons and i'll always be reminded

that 'perfect' isn't here with us but that we may still reach it.

'timshel!' said steinbeck. too bad my small voice is here to preach it.


my voice is small! so i create more voices in a chorus.

i give them names and faces, but if they exist, it's for us.

the children of a mind and soul so young and ignorant--

but good?--

they cry 'timshel' within me! and i hoped they ever would. 




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Let me just start out with

Let me just start out with saying- this was exceptionally beautiful.


The reference towards Steinbeck was a surprise. Although I'm not extremely familar with his work- I do recognize the reference towards his book, "East of Eden". I also had to look up what "timshel" meant (lol) and now, by knowing the definition, I feel as if I somehow appreciate this poem even more.

You've definitely ignitated a spark of interest in me for this novel. Who knows, maybe I'll read it.

Anyways, keep writing! This was magical.

Posted by Lelin Da Flame† on Wed, 04/08/2020 - 16:06
East of Eden is so worth it.

East of Eden is so worth it. Believe me. If you don't have time you don't have time, but if you do I would 10/10 recommend. 

Thank you for the compliments!! This is the first thing I've been able to post in a while, lol

See you later!


Spero quod via tua est directa et quod tuum onus est levis.

Posted by Tía Snow on Wed, 04/08/2020 - 17:14

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