Poetry, 6-9

A Poem By Erin // 7/25/2010

 

6. One day
 
The sky was spun of silver threads
The ground built by ashes
The feet that walked were sad and weary
The heads that thought were proud and ready
For freedom
The soldiers brandished swords of gold
The captain a whip of ugly sins
The welts on the backs of the proud and sad
Made them prouder the more
The ashen sand they walked
Had come from blood and bones
The women wept and the children cried
But one girl soldiered on
“One day, my people,” she said
“We will be free and wild, one day”
One day, they fled from the swords of gold and whip of sins
Across the bony, bloody ground
And ran
Escaping
Seven men died
Two women passed
One child gone
The mourning was great
But the joy was high
For freedom
 
7. She Feels Perfect
 
She feels perfect today
Singing, dancing
She feels angry the next
Screaming, crying
She feels sad after
Tears, moaning
She feels happy again
Smiling, bubbly
She feels perfect today
Flawless,
Beautiful
 
8. Please
 
Please don’t leave me alone
Please don’t leave me empty
Please don’t leave me to fend for myself
Please don’t hate me
Please, I didn’t mean to
Please, I didn’t want to
Please, I don’t want to be lost
Please, I don’t want to miss you
Please, I’m sorry
 
9. Love from Grandma
 
The letter was red
And pink
And purple
And blue
And green
And orange
All my favorite colors
Inside it was a field
With a forest
And a mountain
And a hill
And a river
And an ocean
All my favorite scenes
It was sealed with hugs
And kisses
And cookies
And fudge
And daises
And candles
And vanilla
All my favorite things

Comments

These are all very, very

These are all very, very good. I especially love 7. Soso gorgeous!

kit-kat | Fri, 07/30/2010

I liked 7, 8 and 9 the best.

I liked 7, 8 and 9 the best. The first one was also good, I just didn't relate to it as much as the others. 9 was my favorite. How sweet and true! 

Very nice, all of them!

paperpoet | Sat, 07/31/2010

Thanks to both of you!

Thanks to both of you!

Erin | Sun, 08/01/2010

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I'm always amazed at how good

I'm always amazed at how good some of you can write poems. (I can't write poems, they hate me.)

I am Nate-Dude | Mon, 08/02/2010

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