This Present

September 28, 2015
By spinnerofyarns SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
spinnerofyarns SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Nobody but a reader ever became a writer." -- Richard Peck

This is the life--sans angst, sans drama,

Depression unknown, nor truly trauma.

Sheltered am I, viewing Life through a window:


I see others move--I know not what they feel--

I dwell in those worlds so far from the real:

I play like a child, and dream like a girl,

Whose grown-up leaves just begin to unfurl.


"This is the life," is my thought for today--

Past window, what trials wait on me to prey?

And is not this Present ever, ever so frail?

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on Oct. 11 2015 at 9:08 pm
Temperance SILVER, Austin, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"The facts of this world seen clearly, are those seen through tears." -Margaret Atwood

I like the diction and how the questions are phrased. It is different with an sense of an "older style". The rhetorical questions in the last stanza really emphasize the theme of the poem. I like this, it is simple and deep. If you have a chance, please check out some of my work. Either Unconventional Rebirth or The Growth That Will Never Be Planted. I really enjoyed the poem! keep writing!


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