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My Song

September 30, 2011
By LifeWrite PLATINUM, Westfield, New Jersey
LifeWrite PLATINUM, Westfield, New Jersey
44 articles 14 photos 53 comments

My song is the rhythmic scraping
Of blades against smooth ice
Back outside
Forward outside
Pull in
Wind in my hair and a blur
Deep edge
And vibration.

My song is the scritch-scratch
Of pencil on paper
Emotions woven carefully
From the soft graphite tip
As it glides effortlessly
Across the page
Then stop—
What next
Moment’s pause,
And then—
Finishing thought.

My song is the lull of crickets
Outside my bedroom window
Their melancholy chirping—
My eyelids flutter
Then droop—
As I drift off into
No man’s land
And I sleep
Dreams carelessly caressing my mind
With foggy images

My song is the whisper of chilly air;
A winter sunrise—
Rosy colors splashed
Across the sky
Make the snow glisten
With delight—
Seeming to know that our worries
Need calming
Don’t stop now—
The sun will set

My song is the heartbeat
That says I will be here—
A steady reassurance
Amidst the raw darkness—
Getting louder
As I near
The light;
Overflowing brightness
Flood of joy and
I’m still with you.

My song is the gentle melody
Of a thousand voices
Singing from their souls
Then softer
With a genuine peace—
Eyes look Up
The silence
Is too loud
Keep singing

My song.

The author's comments:
A few of the things that are important to me...some metaphorically.

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on Feb. 3 2012 at 7:01 pm
gracebrindle DIAMOND, Westfield, New Jersey
54 articles 27 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"People are screwed up in this world. I'd rather be with someone screwed up and open about it than somebody perfect and ready to explode." - Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story

Awesome Corinne! I love it.

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Nov. 4 2011 at 5:59 am
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

I love this :) It's pretty and congrats on Editor's Choice... you deserve it!

Think you could check out my poem Sowing Poppies sometime?