For Mom

December 10, 2008
By Katie Gittings, Pottstown, PA

I see the world,
Just not as you see it.
The sun shines just as bright here,
Blinding me,
Making it hard to think.
The darkness
Does not bring sadness and fear,
But silence.
Where thoughts can travel
Through the too-filled
Of my mind.
Nothing is forever,
Except a single moment,
Constant as the thrumming of the ocean.
I don't cry.
Because they are here.
Their smiles and their voices,
Their laughter drifting on the breeze.
They are a part of the earth
That breathes beneath our feet.
It is why I try
So hard
For so long
To protect it.
I don't understand myself
The way I can understand
It's hard to see them for what they are.
I try to avoid it.
And when things get to be
Just a little too much
It's not the anger
Or the fear
That sends me crawling
To the "dark abyss".
It's the sense of
The absolute perfection
Of me, myself and I
In the space I have created
Of all my favorite things:
Memories, Music, photographs
And the ever-changing moon,
Shedding just enought light
Through this open window
For me to see
My pen.

The author's comments:
Part of the beauty of a poetry is knowing that the meaning of the written word and be interpreted different people...and still be a thing of beauty.

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This article has 4 comments.

Fellow Poet said...
on Dec. 22 2008 at 1:18 am
Katie, This is such a beautiful piece of writing. There are not many people on this planet that are simply happy with the person they are...but it seems that I've found at least one. Keep writing:)

Mrs. H said...
on Dec. 21 2008 at 10:54 pm
Katie, As I read your poem I kept anticipating the ending. So you - "the pen". It has become your paintbrush. Keep up the great work.

MrO said...
on Dec. 21 2008 at 4:29 pm
Someday Katie, maybe you'll stop me and say,"Would you like to talk about what I wrote?" If you do I will, if not, keep doing what you're doing. The world needs people who see truth.

on Dec. 20 2008 at 8:03 pm
Katie, I have enjoyed reading your writings and know your writings are bringing pleasure to many people. You have always been a lovely young girl and now have turned into a lovely young lady.


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