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Contrasting Shadows MAG

May 15, 2010
By aaaaaqweqweqwe SILVER, Somewhere, Illinois
aaaaaqweqweqwe SILVER, Somewhere, Illinois
6 articles 0 photos 67 comments

I wish I could just
dip my hand into the light of morning
and spread it evenly
across your deepest shadows.
These are the places where you hide
and everything is tucked away neatly:
all the words you want to set free
but that remain caged
behind the soft darkness.
Don't you know these things multiply?
They only strengthen behind the bars.
And someday they'll spill,
made savage by time.
They'll cut across this town
this sad, awful, beautiful town
where day and night lean toward each other
but never meet.

The author's comments:
A poem about many things, but mostly about trust.

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on Jan. 27 2012 at 7:29 am
otherpoet SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

This is an amazing poem, full of meaning and poetic genius. I had to read it twice, each time I noticed something new. It made me think, like good poetry is supposed to!

EEnriquez said...
on Jan. 25 2012 at 10:32 pm
EEnriquez, Newark, New Jersey
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Good work, very enigmatic.

meiv244 SILVER said...
on Jan. 25 2012 at 5:42 pm
meiv244 SILVER, Lewiston, Maine
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This piece really paints a picture in my mind, good job!

on Jan. 23 2011 at 6:19 am
HorseLover SILVER, Dallas, Texas
7 articles 0 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat."~Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist

Like all your other stuff, I really like how creativley you conveyed the message. Fantastic!

on Jun. 28 2010 at 3:22 pm
ReadWriteBreathe PLATINUM, Pocatello, Idaho
24 articles 4 photos 114 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you" Tyler Durden Fight Club

I liked this a lot. I ecspecially liked the lines, "dip my hand into the light of morning and spread it evenly across your deepest shadows..." It's really deep. Great job.

katie-cat GOLD said...
on Jun. 21 2010 at 2:57 pm
katie-cat GOLD, McClellandtown, Pennsylvania
13 articles 0 photos 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Look after my heart, I've left it with you."- Edward Cullen
"To love another person is to see the face of God . . ."- Les Miserables
"Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her out and let her scream." - Mark Twain

I liked this.  It's very true.  Bottling up your feelings isn't good at all because one day you'll just burst; and have a mess all around you.  Your poem really conveys that message well. :)