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Until Now by Eric Richards Realizations of life. [102 words]
Slaughter House Merry Go Round. by Stuart Eric Longridge Story time [669 words]
Love & Hate by Eric Richards Well this is about the darkest thing I've ever written. It's about betrayal and hurt. [307 words]
I Killed Her by Eric Richards A short poem I wrote about screwing up a relationship. [64 words]
You Can Think What You Want by Sara Roggy Anything you have to say does not bother me. [159 words]
World Of Color by Eric Richards We live in a world of color but nothing is brighter than our shades of grey. [137 words]
When Your Friends Are Gone by Sara Roggy When you lose some friends, you'll always have others. [106 words]
When All I Want Is by M Q Walters - [224 words]
Unclaimed by Nikky Epperly - [118 words]
T'was A Quiet Evening by Mindy It's about meditation? the title says it all. [62 words]
Tree Of Blood by Elboc Noj My Sacred Place. [92 words]
To My Mother by Hanan Al Kindi It's just a poem I wrote for my mom. [148 words]
Tiny Shining Stars by Sara Roggy To me, the smallest stars shine brightest of all. [70 words]
This Time by Elboc Noj Maybe things will be better this time... [136 words]
The Personification Of A Cello by Vianne-Marie Fortier Assignment for Freshman English. This is definitely the best poem I've ever writ... [59 words]
The Me That I See by Maliaka R Martin This is a poem about not living up to the standards that some set for themselves. [127 words]
The Hiding Angel by Angel Silver - [127 words]
The Coward by Angel Silver - [200 words]
The Concert by Vianne-Marie Fortier This is another school assignment. It's based on the Wallflowers concert I went to last December in... [194 words]
Tell Me Why by Sara Roggy Tell me why things are so hard. [111 words]
Symphonic Ambition by Vianne-Marie Fortier Another school assignment! [85 words]
Simply Want To Scream by Sara Roggy I just wanna scream... [69 words]
School's Out by Sara Roggy It's the end of school and the start of summer... why can't this day come sooner? [76 words]
Only Me by D Donely This poem was WRITTEN by a FRIEND of mine. She is the same person who wrote "nothing,nothing". so r/r.t... [37 words]
Nothing,Nothing by D Donely This is a cool poem written my a FRIEND of mine. So, please, read and review. thanks. [44 words]
No Memory by Elboc Noj Who was it?... [65 words]
My Life (For Now I Don't Care) by Sara Roggy My life is bashed to pieces, but for now, I don't really care. [116 words]
My Insomnia by D Donely I'm suffering through insomnia at the moment, so I as inspired to write about it. Joy. [41 words]
My Heart Is Free by M Q Walters - [83 words]
My Difference by Angel Silver - [308 words]
Mold Or Old? by D G Williford A woman faces her fears of growing old... [116 words]
Magical Mushrooms by D Donely A stupid, pointless poem about "magical mushrooms". [55 words]
Loved Him (Bad Day) by Sara Roggy I loved him, I can honestly say I did. [86 words]
Lonley by Angel Silver - [160 words]
Logic by Zach Imwalle - [108 words]
I Will Wait by Sara Roggy I will wait for you... I'll always be by your side. [87 words]
I Smiled Again by D Donely - [93 words]
I Belived In Me by Sara Roggy When I was with you, I believed in me too... [118 words]
Her Bright Blue Eyes by Timothy Schulta A poem about my girlfriend and the first time we met. [84 words]
Help Me To Breathe by Mike Axe About being alone. [108 words]
Hell Or Life? by D Donely I've hit a bit of a writer's block... so... read with caution. [70 words]
Heaven And Earth by E Rocco Caldwell A poem about life and death. [75 words]
Foolish by Hanan Al Kindi A friend has been betrayed by her close friend. Although, this isn't the first time, she is still willi... [288 words]
Flying Monkeys! by D Donely I'm not quite sure what I was on when I wrote this... it's sort of a joke between my friends an... [40 words]
False Hope by D Donely Definitely NOT the best, but these words were just floating around in my head, drivng me crazy. So..... [57 words]
Falling Without Faith by Buxton A real remark on how things are in the world.... [86 words]
Dreams Come True by Sara Roggy Dreams will come true, if only you'd try. [76 words]
Don't Bother by D Donely Break-ups should be permanent. Ever had a guy (girl) come crawling on their knees begging for your... [76 words]
Death Wish by D Donely This one was easy to write. Read and Review, that'd brighten my day a bit. [100 words]
Credit Cards Don't Work by Hanan Al Kindi Instead of buying, buying, buying... show some real love. [142 words]
Confession 1.0 by Elboc Noj This is just a confession of nothing... don't bother reading it... [279 words]
Colloquy by E Rocco Caldwell - [37 words]
Childhood by Christopher Hehemann A poem that describes life. [180 words]
All I Wanted Was... by D Donely Just r/r. [43 words]
A Stolen Moment by Susan T Fisher Was my lover real or imagined? [91 words]
A Sad Love Poem by Flipanmc Couldn't think of a good title for it. I think it's pretty good. About realizing what you had a... [257 words]
A Grey Friendship by Nicole Bills A poem about a friendship gone wrong. [82 words]
A Bridge Too Short by Elboc Noj Based on repeatitive dream I've had... [68 words]
400 Meters by Zach Imwalle Here's one for all you runners. [334 words]
3 Poems by Robert Levin - [129 words]
The Sound And The Silence by Bob M Ra - [73 words]
666 by Bob M Ra - [62 words]
Second Thought by Eric Richards A poem about not having the courage to talk to someone you see... and the regret that follows. [109 words]
Watch Life Make Sense by Sara Roggy Just take things slow... and you'll see [110 words]
Time To Fly by Sara Roggy A dream I had about being an angel... [122 words]
Tick Tock by D G Williford Betrayal.... [55 words]
Things I Love About You by D Donely Err... Umm... just the things I love about... someone. [33 words]
The Mantel
The Machine by D G Williford Sensitive abortion piece from the baby's viewpoint [160 words]
The Long Walk by Chauncey Brummell - [179 words]
The Lizards Of Cause. by Stuart Eric Longridge If someone made this into a film it wouldnt be believed.As usual. [271 words]
The Hollow Theory. by Stuart Eric Longridge There many ledgends about this. [104 words]
The Darwin Dilemma by Stuart Eric Longridge We were only hunter gatherers because the globe was so devestated by the passing of a huge p... [165 words]
Strange Associations by Bob M Ra - [46 words]
Something Underneath My Bed by J L Watts Lighter than most of the other stuff I've submitted here and less abstract. [219 words]
So Empty by D Donely Uhm... [47 words]
So Alone by Sara Roggy I won't look my fears in the face. [26 words]
She by J L Watts A failed relationship ends in guilty tragedy. [154 words]
Secrets Of The Sea by Susan T Fisher A torid love affair is compared to the unrelentless demands of the sea. [97 words]
Screw Me Over by D Donely Nice title, huh? [90 words]
Repose by Christopher Syrett - [194 words]
Rare by Sara Roggy Now I feel bad... cause you are rarely there. [54 words]
Poetry For Seun by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii A poem of friendship and love for Seun-the author's friend. [228 words]
Plan A by Bob M Ra - [63 words]
One More Look by Susan T Fisher The last thoughts of an aging person about ready to die. [104 words]
No Matter What by Sara Roggy No matter what, you'll always be in my heart. [99 words]
Love Is Suicide by D Donely Read and Review! Come on! You know you want to! My writing's worth your time! It only takes a s... [153 words]
Lost Love by Nikky Epperly Poem. [82 words]
Lost And Lonely by Sara Roggy This is the poem for the lost and lonely. [165 words]
Live by D Donely This... isn't exactly the best that I've written... but... oh well. [46 words]
Like Hell by D Donely Lalalala... oh... um... just read, k? I love reviews by the way, so why not leave me a lil note? And.... [136 words]
Lighthouse by Nikky Epperly Poem. [111 words]
Just Don't... by D Donely The title I wanted was already taken.... Dont' hold my hand, if you won't hold it forever... r & ... [58 words]
Is This Real? by Sara Roggy Is this feeling real? [87 words]
Inexistenz by Men Walkalone Some movie picture that occurs in our life. [67 words]
Ina by Francesca Angelique Carrillo A poem dedicated to my mother for mother's day. [52 words]
In To The Future by J L Watts I don't really know how to categorise this:- it's motivational in a sense with elements of dif... [159 words]
I'd Ask For You by D Donely "If I could have one wish, one wish come true, I'd ask...", well, I'm not going to give it ALL ... [26 words]
I Spy With My Many Eyes by Stuart Eric Longridge I am watching you. [196 words]
I Can't Have You... by D Donely Dude... the title kinda speaks for itself... btw, I love any kind of feedback, even bad. So... [40 words]
History In The Making by Stuart Eric Longridge Do not believe the media. [186 words]
Grocery Shopping by Susan T Fisher Grocery shopping for the family put into words. [128 words]
Genuine by Sara Roggy A true friend... genuinely cares. [64 words]
Face Of Time. by Bg Ryan - [69 words]
Equality by Sara Roggy Doesn't matter what people say, all people will never be treated the same. [156 words]
Elusive by Sara Roggy It's always elusive... [82 words]
Dear God by D Donely A poem about a girl who makes the fatal mistake of driving drunk... these are her dying thoughts. [97 words]
Chipmunks And Cats by Sara Roggy About getting ready for winter. [37 words]
Chicago Public Phone by Andrew French Chino poetry. [116 words]
Buried Alive? by D G Williford Daylight dreaming and no way out. [89 words]
At Night Chinamen Jump by Andrew French Chino poetry. [172 words]
A Little Poem by Desdemonda A little poem about humanity and a certain friend of mine. [64 words]
4d by Stuart Eric Longridge Just something to think about.Hee!Hee! [195 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
The Mantel
DESCRIPTION
Leaving your heart on the mantel.... and more.
[160 words]
AUTHOR
D G Williford
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Don't hate me because I'm crazy!
[August 2006]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (54)
A Rose In Winter (Poetry) Love that never bloomed... written in 1991 about a relationship that wasn't meant to be. [253 words]
About My Sisters (Poetry) Life is short... just ask Doc and Judith...I am very close to my sisters and wanted to pay tribute to them... [95 words]
All Hallows Eve (Poetry) ....graveyard play. [72 words]
Braided Belt From Hell (Short Stories) Frustration of trying to get to work on a rainy day... [393 words]
Bruises (Poetry) [55 words]
Buried Alive? (Poetry) Daylight dreaming and no way out. [89 words]
Chest Of Pain (Poetry) What happened to me but not this bad to make me quit smoking... it stinks, but so did I then. [69 words]
Daddy Where Art Thou? (Poetry) Poem about my daughter and her birth father.... [179 words]
Dear Stepdad (Short Stories) A stepson realizes what it takes to be a caretaker. [256 words]
Desk Lunch Part 1 (Short Stories) A middle aged sales rep deals with the confines of her life. [390 words]
Desk Lunch Part 2 (Short Stories) The same but more.... [346 words]
Desk Lunch Part 3 (Short Stories) The sales rep continues with her day... [314 words]
Desk Lunch Part 4 (Short Stories) On the way to postal... [303 words]
Desk Lunch Part 5 (Short Stories) She has totally lost it, but you guess... [153 words]
Desk Lunch Part 6 (Short Stories) Life goes on in the cubicle world... [136 words]
Dragonfly Mile (Short Stories) Whimsical flight of fantasy reality as a young woman tries to find her lost... you tell me... [191 words] [Fantasy]
Floaters (Poetry) Beware of things that fly peripherally... [118 words]
Garden Of Bones (Poetry) What lies beneath the backyard? [107 words]
Hothouse Lizards Part 2 (Novels) Voodoo, soul searching and Spanish moss.... [949 words]
Hothouse Lizzards Part 1 (Short Stories) Voodoo, New Orleans, Spanish Moss, etc... all the things that everyone wants to read about... [2,641 words] [Horror]
Howling Dog (Poetry) What I hear tonight with senses heightened... [107 words]
Is It Real Or Is It Memorex? (Short Stories) You tell me... [82 words]
It's That Time Of Year (Poetry) Memories, smells, sounds of Christmas to a young girl. [197 words]
Looking At The Moon (Poetry) Waiting for my lover...I wrote this about 12 years ago and I gave it to my husband for Valentine's Day after we were married... [149 words]
Madness Amongst The Dust (Poetry) Ssshhh! [81 words]
Man And A Tree (Poetry) What happens in a relationship when a man tries to contain a woman and not let her be herself. [215 words] [Relationships]
Mark Of The Beast Part Three (Short Stories) The saga continues with a gal stuck in Armageddon. [174 words]
Mist Walkers (Short Stories) How I feel every time I visit a new cemetary... [112 words]
Mold Or Old? (Poetry) A woman faces her fears of growing old... [116 words]
My Curse (Poetry) A woman is plagued by other's sights... [266 words]
Night In Antigua (Short Stories) Part one of a slighted warrior bent on revenge towards his derelict father... [194 words]
Nightmare At Brushy Creek (Short Stories) While sleeping dreams become reality... [106 words]
Nocturnal Juices (Poetry) Sexual demon encounter. [103 words]
Procrastination 2003 (Poetry) Waiting can be the death of you. [87 words]
Pull Of The Tides (Poetry) Lovers searching... who knows. [246 words]
Roachtrap (Poetry) Like sticky glue the roach is caught! [125 words]
Rutapottamus (Poetry) I think I saw a Rutapottamus... [114 words]
Smoke Lover (Poetry) Hint of smoke, love ? [68 words]
Take Me To The South (Poetry) Simple diddy re the South. [187 words]
The Countess Of Storymania (Poetry) Everyone knows. [13 words]
The Cubicle (Short Stories) Working in a box and what is does to the psyche... [104 words]
The Evil Root (Short Stories) Manna Madness runs rampant. [165 words]
The Hidden (Poetry) - [27 words]
The Keepsake (Short Stories) Love Story... read and review... come one come all! [837 words] [Relationships]
The Locket (Short Stories) You tell me.... Please read and review... feel free to comment! [880 words]
The Lost Garden (Poetry) Lost History. [129 words]
The Machine (Poetry) Sensitive abortion piece from the baby's viewpoint [160 words]
The Presidents (Poetry) Twisty and hidden.. You tell me.. I'll let you know if you're right. [122 words]
The Talking House (Poetry) Echoes of old earth and stone.. are you listening? [107 words]
The Tree Of Life (Poetry) I have a tree in my backyard that I'm sure is the center of the universe... There is a suburbia of animals et all living there... Please Read... [119 words]
The Wooden Box (Short Stories) Lesson in shared grief through an antique box. [509 words] [Motivational]
Tick Tock (Poetry) Betrayal.... [55 words]
Wanderlust (Poetry) You guess... vampire... or lover??? [150 words]
White White Wonderland (Poetry) A short poem scaling seasons from childhood to adult... [134 words] [Motivational]
The Mantel
D G Williford



My place is on the mantel
Amongst the rusty nails

I live here on this wooden shelf
A shrine for one whom failed

My only wish in life was to be of flesh and blood
But now my destination is a dream of streets of gold

I was a piece of them they wanted to be theirs
Now Iím just a memory beneath the dusty layers

I am a First Christmas ornament that sits here on this perch
The purpose of my being I will always search

I have so much to give for one that did not live
How can I help but wish it were not so and to forgive?

I want to help my Mother deal with her pain
I feel that this non-existence has been all in vain

I wonder what the neighborís thought when I did not come home
Maybe thatís why my Daddy said it was time to roam

Iíll never know why all I have is on the mantelpiece
I wish I had a headstone that reads, rest in peace.






      

 

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COPYRIGHT NOTICE
© 2003 D G Williford
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
May 2003
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