So Sad

Being EnlightenedBeing Enlightened Posts: 5,746
edited October 2003 in Poetry, Prose, Music & Art
How people clamour for attention
How they forget about what's real
How they get wrapped up in themselves
And forget that others feel
They put on their smiles
And they put you on trial
And they draw and they quarter you
But once they consume you
They martyr you

Funny how that works
Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in. - Leonard Cohen
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  • and in doing so
    justify their own
    souldead existence



    (nice rhyme being...)
    ~all is full of love~
  • Yup!
    Souldead
    Fuckheads!


    (Thanks! tenaciousA)
    Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in. - Leonard Cohen
  • MoonlightingMoonlighting EnglandPosts: 136
    The selfless soul is liberated,
    know that nothing material lasts,
    love only,
    love like no other,
    Be the first to donate,
    the first to listen,
    take on anothers burdens,
    be the first being to be truly humane.
    Absolute Equality.No more.No less - AHFA
  • keven 33keven 33 Posts: 259
    they martyr you
    hmmmmmmmmmmmm


    this poem is perplexing to say the least


    metaphor for?
    convicted
  • Originally posted by keven 33
    they martyr you
    hmmmmmmmmmmmm


    this poem is perplexing to say the least


    metaphor for?

    It means what it means. I'm sorry if it is perplexing, it was how I felt & I refuse to explain as I feel that you should take from it what you want. That is the beuaty of poetry---it can mean many things or nothing, depending on the reader.

    Sorry keven.
    Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in. - Leonard Cohen
  • heya kevin
    i know what being means...
    to me anyway...
    viva la poetic insight :)

    and... did ya get your question answered about getting your threads to yahoo? see that little thang on the bottom of the page "Email This thread"??? use that, k?


    now for a quick stop by websters :)
    ~all is full of love~
  • 6 entries found for martyr.
    mar·tyr ( P ) Pronunciation Key (märtr)
    n.
    One who chooses to suffer death rather than renounce religious principles.
    One who makes great sacrifices or suffers much in order to further a belief, cause, or principle.

    One who endures great suffering: a martyr to arthritis.
    One who makes a great show of suffering in order to arouse sympathy.

    tr.v. mar·tyred, mar·tyr·ing, mar·tyrs
    To make a martyr of, especially to put to death for devotion to religious beliefs.
    To inflict great pain on; torment.


    there's something missing here... the result of being martyred... ie: the martyr is loved because he/she died for your cause, and is dead... so you don't have to own up to your own ineptitude for not furthering your own principles

    love-lee, no?



    um...

    no


    (for some reason, i can't shake mr. cobain outta this one)




    (hope you don't mind me putting my interp in here being... it's a nice poem, thanks for sharing it)
    ~all is full of love~
  • Originally posted by tenaciousA



    (hope you don't mind me putting my interp in here being... it's a nice poem, thanks for sharing it)

    Not at all tA & you're welcome. :)
    Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in. - Leonard Cohen
  • ShynerShyner Posts: 110
    BE where oh where can be be
    the lord took her away from me
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