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September 2, 2014
By KellyR GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
KellyR GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

You can borrow my heart,

just know you are also taking my soul.
I should have kept it closer from the start,

for its loss is taking a toll.


When will you return,

my imagination cries out.

Without you I cannot learn,

nor can I silently shout.


My expression is draining,

as I panic staring at you in her hand.

My thoughts are complaining,

for they dream of living on paper as planned.


I nod and slowly hand over my pen.

I pray it is returned because I can’t suffer that again. 

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on Sep. 17 2014 at 12:04 pm
Princess.Renda GOLD, Travelers Rest, South Carolina
14 articles 0 photos 159 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All the world is made of faith, trust, and pixie dust." --J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

I am floored, Kelly. This poem is beautiful! :) I really like the way you write. Keep it up, love ;)