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Hope Bateman

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I am not necessarily good at being creative but I am good at trying to be creative. Will add anyone who adds me as a PenPal.
August 14, 2016
 

"Nevermore" (Warning: Long Piece)

Distant sounds of wedding bells and sirens
Fill the solaced air from silence
Air of refuge, this bibliotheca
The matched solitary candle flickers...

For days, I flew back and forth
Until the waters had dried up in my world
I present this anecdote of desire to recite
Hearken; look into this lone bright light...

... the raven sitting lonely on her placid bust, spoke only
those three words, as if his soul in those words did he outpour
Nothing farther then he uttered - not a feather that he fluttered
till he scarcely more than muttered "other friends have been here before --
on the morrow she may leave me, as my Hopes have flown before."
Then ...

I AM NOT
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August 14, 2016
 

'Odyssey'

Ignorance is bliss when you can't sing the melody
Forget I ever kissed your vodka sodden lips upon me
Drowning in your cold river of sorrows
Washed up at the shore by tomorrow

Try looking at the clear blue sky -
Even if you're colour blind
Now I can see those cyan eyes;
This blue sky is cyan-eyed
Tears to drown in a river of sorrows
Washed up at the shore by tomorrow
Forgive, forget, without apology
Travelling on an Odyssey...

I'm not sure whether I have posted this one before but I've just been looking through some old bits of writing for lyrics inspiration but some pieces seem more poetic and/or more suitable for posting here instead. Apologies for the depressin...

ZOMBIE GRIP
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August 3, 2016
 

Allude, Elude

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed
And I'm trying to walk through walls again
But it feels like I'm just banging my head
Been waiting for the world to end

For seconds, for minutes
For hours, for days
Four seconds, four minutes
Four hours in a daze...

The day starts with the wrong boy by my side
I'm starting to accept that that's just life
And I've got too many worries to hide
I'll cover myself in bed, conceal the strife

More seconds, more minutes
More hours, more days
Seconds, minutes
Hours, in a daze...

I don't want to be awake
On this dreary rainy day
But despite all the things I say
I'll stay up til the night is day

Waking up on the wrong side of my head
Trying...

TYPEWRITER
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July 20, 2016
 

Pink Eye

A motel with no window
A room without a view
Her tears are falling, trying
To think of something new.

Miss understood
Miss ne'er do good
Pink ocean in her eyes
Beautiful little lies

'Oh I want to be where the people be
When I'm lying in my bed (and)
I want to see what the people see
When the sun shines up ahead
When the sun shines up ahead'

Looking at the pretty pictures
None of them look like her
So she stays home one more day
Because she can't decipher

Gets ready in the morning
You wouldn't even think
That her rainbow eyes they cry
Her rainbow eyes turn pink

Miss understood
Miss ne'er do good
Pink ocean in her eyes
Beautiful little lies

'Oh I want to be where the ...

BANKSY SWING
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March 7, 2016
Lincoln, United Kingdom

This house full of people
it feels so empty
Cause you made me gleeful
this short time was plenty

To hold on you
and all that you do
Here comes the pain;
you're going away...

I'll miss you dearly, girl
Wanted you near me, girl
Can't speak it too clearly, girl
you won't even hear me, girl
anyway...

You walked round my house
through every door
But always towards me
Never the other way before!...

I'm feeling sad
that you might be mad
Here comes the pain;
you're going away

I'll miss you dearly, girl
Wanted you near me, girl
Can't speak it too clearly, girl
you won't even hear me, girl
anyway...

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NOTE: Part of the series of mediocre pieces I'll be ...

TYPEWRITER
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March 5, 2016
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Blame no more
Make it walk right out the door
Blamed before
But you can't always be sure

Not quite sure
(for) what's not done you can't learn more
Loads in store
yet you sit being a bore

Blame no more
Make it walk right out the door

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NOTE: I really need to write more often so this piece isn't up to the best of standards in comparison to what I have written here before. Also it's a bit on the spot so it would be cool to get feedback so I can begin to better myself as a writer. This probably won't happen straightaway but I also want to aim to do a piece a day no matter how bad I think it is and no matter what it's about or based on. I've been to...

TYPEWRITER
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January 24, 2016
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Everyone, No one.

Everyone was laughing but
No one was having fun
Everyone smiled at him but
No one saw the sun

Everyone was there but
No one could feel loved
Everyone spoke of heaven but
No one could see up above

Rest in peace, Tom x

LETTRS LATTE
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January 21, 2016
 

(V)
The world around you tastes like pollution
But it smells like nothing at all.
Walking down the same old street but it's
Still unfamiliar, it's such a crawl

(B)
You're out on the streets again tonight -
She's wrapped up safely sleeping in bed,
You could be there; you could be holding her
Tight, but instead your nose is red...

(C)
She's not losing sleep over you
...Not like she used to
She's no longer crying for you
...Not like she used to
She got stuck on another guy
Because of what she went through
You don't need to ask yourself why
Because of what you. Put. Her. Through!

(V)
You want to call her on the telephone
But you know it won't even ring
You're thinking of knocking on her do...

TREE STREET
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December 18, 2015
 

Juvenalia

(V) You're just another person on my phone
I'm still feeling all alone
I don't know how on earth I got here
I feel so far but I'm near

(V) This thing we call love has become a bore
and I'm not sure that I'm sure
We need to talk more and do it quickly
before this gets sickly...

(B) I need to let you know
but I can't let you go
Though we sit in silence
There's still much reliance

(C) Now let's sit down and talk
Maybe take a walk
outside because it's crazy
How you fail to amaze me...

(V) Ignore me when I ignore your opinion
I'm my own person, my own dominion I don't think I need your permission
When I get a new ambition

(B) I'll dress to the nines
though we're not spending t...

BRAIN DRAIN
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November 3, 2015
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Change

The frozen trees are now losing their leaves
and the numb people are going to sheathe
their warmth, their smiles, and what's underneath
all because the trees have lost their green leaves

The sun in the sky is losing its shine
We've known all our lives, but we still ask why
We feel disenchanted and so we cry
We also feel hopeless, so we don't try

The summer breeze is losing its passion
and values change as we change our fashion
Each one of us are losing compassion
Giving out feelings in minute rations

The frozen tress are now losing their leaves
and the numb people continue to sheathe
their hopes, their dreams, they get buried beneath
the falling trees and the li...

ORIGINAL
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October 28, 2015
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...and three years down the line, I hear him telling me
"You were the single best thing that had ever happened to me"

I felt myself float in the languid air, as if I were going to make him wait just as long as he had made me. Our life flashed before my departed eyes as my mind took a journey; all of the despondency that materialized with every song; the nights I cried myself to sleep; the times he would stare vacantly into my eyes as if he was in an alternative reality when I would ask him questions within this reality.

Nothing was there. Not then, and not anymore.

"I thought I had you, but I never did; I shared all of my secrets with the rain and the snow on endless walks to nowhe...

ORIGINAL
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October 22, 2015
 

I am temporary
Even though I'll carry
on, I'll have an ending
I am temporary

I am temporary
I will have nobody
and nobody will have me
I am temporary

I am temporary
Though the world will carry
on, I'll have an ending
We are all temporary

HANDS OF TIME
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September 13, 2015
 

I know that I don't want to
see another broken heart
So please keep it in a jar
before it really falls apart
I shouldn't be the one to
pick up the fallen pieces
Defy your pride and tell him
how you feel before loves ceases

She said "Maybe it's my fate
to die of a broken heart"
I said, "for some, love can be
nothing but a tragical art
Made from a drop of his blood
and then a knife in your back
Love isn't always red; it
can be blue so deep, it's black."

BHAVYA SINHA
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September 2, 2015
 

We don't feel the need to run
into the empty spaces
anymore; nor do we want
to make chains from the daisies.
We no longer take our toys
and show them the outdoor world.
Nor do we still find the joy
in wearing nana's fake pearls.
We reach the end of this street
the one where we used to play.
Now cannot be defeated;
thorns surround our royal stage.

HANDS OF TIME
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August 25, 2015
 

When love's an easy game to play,
That is when you should walk away.
Because love is not a fantasy
Love is life; it is real to me

#TenderTuesdays

SUMMER LOVIN'
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August 24, 2015
 

There's something quite surreal about what I'm experiencing right now.

You and me, under this cascaded sheet of still waves...

...The tempting waves of the ocean that had once caused him to drift away from me have come to a halt, allowing me to catch up with him.

It isn't what I expected it to be at all...

...there's a lack of presence...

...and although I'm laying next to him, I still feel so cold...

Because in my imagination, I lost you once, but never twice.

#LoveGotAway

FOG
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July 15, 2015
 

Wrapped in your cosy jacket
but hardly in warm company
My heart, if dropped, you'll crack it
as it's on your sleeve, not in me.

REFLECTING POND
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July 12, 2015
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Release.
From the strings of reality that hold me down
From the waters of life that make me drown
From the ones who look upon me and frown

Relief;
the weight departs from my shoulders
the smoky fire that smolders
the world that makes me older

Goodbye
to those who could only say they care
to the world that often makes me fear
to the path that brought the ending nearer

Hello,
my Walden

CRACKED EARTH
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July 8, 2015
 

AURORA

You dream about yourself amongst the stars
Only to awake with desperate scars,
and the crimson air you begin to breathe
that's somehow shiveringly, haunting me

Your reserved smile told me what to do
So I saved this special place for you
The only way that a boy could charm her
from her palace was to her nirvana

Dancing among the stars into the night                                   
then into the colours of the northern lights
Could you dance around the clock and turn back time?
When I could feel your body upon mine...

You dream about yourself amongst the stars
Only to awake after dark
and the morning air you begin to breathe
Undressing yourself without noticing me

There's a place...

NORTHERN LIGHTS
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July 3, 2015
Lincoln, United Kingdom

To you,

My wish is that we die in each other's arms, however, not all can be granted their wishes... If I ever leave you early, I give you my sincerest apologies, and hope that you can find a better kind of love with another; someone who is comfortable and can live with themselves; someone who has more to live for; someone who can make you happier than I.

I do not intend to leave you as of yet, but I am writing in the hope that you will understand if I ever make such a decision, that I am a problem to myself and so a problem to the world that surrounds me, with the society that contributes to the way I am feeling about myself right now as I change.

In the eyes of society, and so in t...

ORIGINAL
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July 3, 2015
Lincoln, United Kingdom

A Simple Letter

Dear Friends,
You may have noticed some distance between us lately, but rest assured I do not intend for this to last forever. You see, sometimes I need some time away from an everyday life where people can laugh and chat and enjoy the sun... because I can't always enjoy these simple things. I hide away sometimes to try and redevelop and discover myself, as often I find myself falling down an endless hole because I have forgotten how to use those wings that keep me up and keep me sane.

People without wings feel lost and cannot simply fly to higher places in times of distress.

Therefore, please give me the time I need to regain my wings and my sanity and my sunshin...

ORIGINAL
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July 1, 2015
 

I cry
when the telephone line
begins to die.
I don't know why
but I cry
when you say goodbye.

FOLLOW THE TEAR
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May 28, 2015
 

There's a worm at the bottom of the race
Trying to wriggle back into our lives
The world's most recognizable face
Only one thing in life for which she strives

She took not one bite of the apple
But on every last bit she did chew
She take a look at the Lady Chapel
She knows Virgin Mary was a slut too...

THE OTHER SIDE
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May 31, 2015
 

There's a lifeline streaming
on the record player
Her blue eyes are screaming
as they all fray her
A deep river gleaming
Her mind sails, dreaming
Her blue eyes are streaming
Because of this feeling

ALWAYS
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May 26, 2015
 

There was something quite solemn in her voice
as though tragedy was calling her name
It was almost as if she had no choice
about the nature in which her fate came

Every day, we all take to our scripts
indistinguishable from each other
Only she possesed those prominent lips
which could kiss the paper to a smother

Effortlessly she climbs the ruthless wall
to reach the shaking hands of the people
Flying in the black sky she cannot fall
containing her on that secure steeple

Demons and sin floating inside her brain
She's one of a kind, one of the arcane

LETTRS CHALK
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May 25, 2015
 

Floating on the mattress
to return my childhood dreams
of a happy ever after
down the golden eyed boy's blissful streams

We shall run, run away
just like they do in movies
because in our dreams we can be
without the scars and without bruises

LOTUS
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