Rosary Beads and Your Lovely Eyes

December 29, 2008
The force of the thunder rings in my head,
Racing, echoing on rushing thoughts.
I’ve mapped the pain from my fingertips,
Still trembling for what I’ll be condemned.
I know you’re there, I hear your breathing
But I won’t look up, lest the lightning hits
And I’m coerced into focus once again.
Devotion’s key may be for the devout
But under the laws I cannot seek refuge.
I long to stand up and look into your eyes
And leave these rosary beads behind.

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CuteCourt101 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 18, 2010 at 7:05 am
This is just beautiful! It is perfect! I can feel the emotion, this is one of the best poems I have read!
Ross The Boss said...
Jan. 10, 2009 at 3:12 pm
Yes, this is the epitome of poetry. This is what all human poets strive to achieve: Perfection. Well done.
ReddStar said...
Jan. 9, 2009 at 11:51 pm
This is beautiful. Your words bring to light the restrictions of conformity and what others think of the decisions we make. I can totally relate, and I love how you incorporate the elements of rosary beads and other symbols to get your point across! I love it!
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