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Where I Am Now

September 5, 2011
By Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
12 articles 2 photos 122 comments

When you see me, I am not there.

I reside in a state of consciousness beyond my humanoid appearance.

My eyes, they can see.

My mouth produces ungodly words, though those words are of no difference to the words you hear from those you live beside.

Yet I do not hear the words that you speak.

My mind does not drift away, it is away.

Away in a far off land I call


My soul long ago flew beyond the limits of the canvas to the open air where the paintbrush does not meet a surface.

But where to stay, where to tie down my roots that have grown for so many years?

I searched for the place.

Then there was CLOUD.

The rules and laws of the universe no longer applied to my itinerant existence.

I was free.

The beings of CLOUD greeted me with open arms.

They welcomed me, made me their mistress, followed my ways.

Long ago, my ways were earthly, too earthly.

Now I have changed.

Now I am CLOUD.

So if I seem strange, it is of no consequence.

Watch the things that shell of what I used to be does, what it pretends to be and do.

And you will see I am no longer there.

The author's comments:
This is about someone who gave up on life. However, I write lots of poems and stories about CLOUD, so if/when I post another article concerning CLOUD, don't interpret it the same way as being a way to escape life. CLOUD is a lot of things...

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on Nov. 10 2011 at 8:56 am
AmayaSakaruta, Borger, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
From out of the night that covers me, black as the pit from pole to pole, i thank whatever gods may be, for my unconquerable soul. -William Earnest Henley
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil. -the Bible

wow, thats...really deep. i can't understand all of it, but than again, ur not supposed to always understand poems, are you? i think you did great on this :)

on Sep. 19 2011 at 8:51 am
GoldenEagle SILVER, Ahmedabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Those who joyfully leave everything in God's hand eventually find God's hand in everything.

Wonderful creation.. Towering thoughts , too creative and thoughtful. Masterpiece..