A Poem By Madeline // 2/8/2016

Sunshine soaks
every single
this life
I can attest
that it is
even there
at night
gleaming from
behind the moon
reflected in
refracted through
stained glass
winking at
I become

a sponge
when I spot it
from the corner of
my eye
I slather it on
my pale forearms
and smile as I
it enters and it

every face
a shade brighter
it shines and it
every morning
a thread tighter
it leaps and it
every spirit
a beat higher
until the world around
is bathed
in yellow


Beautiful emotion! As I was

Beautiful emotion! As I was reading it the feeling of joy kept popping up into my mind but after reading your note at the bottom greatfullness made total sense. I guess I've got my head in the clouds right now 'cause just about everything looks/feels like joy to me. :P

Damaris Ann | Mon, 02/08/2016

I don’t thrive off of chaos: chaos thrives off of me.


Oh, my gosh.
Homey, I feel totally melted inside.

The beauty of this!!! Sewing every day a thread tighter!! Slathering it on your pale forearms! I FELT this entire poem, from the first drop of a sunlit word to the last drop. I felt it inside my body and on my skin -- I became a sponge, too -- and I relaxed and breathed so deeply the healing light of the sun. Thank you for letting me experience that on this blizzardy day <3 You have SUCH a way with words - a word-wizard. You're magical, and your poetry just keeps showing that.

Sarah Bethany | Mon, 02/08/2016

Just read your note --

-- keep them separated!
And of COURSE this was a meditation on gratefulness. Now that makes so much sense -- the peace that tangibly flowed through this poem. I could feel your stillness of heart as you wrote it, your happiness. I feel like I could print this out and taped it above my bed and read it every morning and be healed by the sun through your words! Thanks for this!

Sarah Bethany | Mon, 02/08/2016

Thank you for making my day!

You both are lovely. <3 Words can't express my gratitude at your feedback. It'd come out all sappy, like: BLAHBebooblahgagagadeeeeedaaaaawwww

Madeline | Mon, 02/08/2016


Well I'm glad we made your day. :) Reading Sarah's lovely comments almost made mine, even though they weren't for me at all. :P it makes me happy to see other people making people happy. If that even makes sense.

Damaris Ann | Mon, 02/08/2016

I don’t thrive off of chaos: chaos thrives off of me.

OH, I love this.

OH, I love this.

E | Mon, 02/08/2016

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


Oh Homie this made me smile so much! It totally made my evening! I see how it could mean gratefulness, but I too felt the joy part of this poem first.

I agree that this poem makes you feel what you wrote in a physical sense. What a lovely, lovely poem! I will have to re-read this when I am having a bad day to pick me up!

I believe the way you have broken up the stanzas is perfect. It gives more emphasis to certain words and phrases and I think that it is more powerful this way.

Wings of Eternity | Wed, 02/10/2016

"Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity." 1 Timothy 4:12

Verah noice!

I thought it flowed very well!!! Very very nice!! I also loved the imagery it inspires and overall warm feeling inside I derive from it!

Kassady | Sun, 04/03/2016

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
Write On!


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