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Mourning MAG

December 21, 2011
By eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
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Sometimes I wonder
if God ever tires
of painting. Each day
I wake up early to watch Him revise
the intricate layers of sky. His concentrated
breath fogs up the celestial lens
as He dips the tip of His brush in sun-ink
and delicately traces the wispy
contours of spider-spun
clouds twining aimlessly like ghosts
above the surface of the earth.
He persistently whitewashes the stained canvas of
heaven-scraping skies, reminding me that
He is trying to restore its protective glaze,
picked away like a festered scab
when you died. Each day,
I relentlessly scan His sky-sketched handiwork,
looking for you in the bleeding hues of the miscarried heavens.

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on Mar. 18 2013 at 2:16 am
TheSkyOwesMeRain GOLD, Irvine, California
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Favorite Quote:
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments which take your breath away.

You are only as strong as your weakest link.

I absolutely love it - the ending was beautiful! 

eliana924 GOLD said...
on Oct. 17 2012 at 9:44 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
11 articles 0 photos 116 comments
Thank you!

on Sep. 29 2012 at 5:29 pm
TickTockBANG SILVER, Botkins, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"I believe that what doesn't kill you simply makes you... stranger." --Joker

Whoa. This is beautifully written, with so much detail. The first and last sentence are my favorites. I'll probably go stalk all of your work now.

InkWriter13 said...
on Jun. 16 2012 at 12:48 pm
WOW! SO beautiful. Such a lovely style, a poetic twist, a sparkle in the eye. Loved it most truly. It makes me ache, silly as it sounds. You write with a great writer's voice. Always keep writing. :D GREAT work. Would you please comment on my work titled Contemplative Beaches and Angelic Beaches? I would really appreciate it! :D

eliana924 GOLD said...
on May. 31 2012 at 6:04 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
11 articles 0 photos 116 comments
Thanks! I'm going to read some of your work now :)

KatsK DIAMOND said...
on May. 31 2012 at 5:47 pm
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

Wow. You are a really good writer. I like the title, how it sort of serves a double meaning (I originally read it as "Morning"). Your descriptions were practically perfect, giving just enough clear, concise detail, but not too much. This is really sad, but amazing. Great job.