You're My Inspiration

February 24, 2009
By Elmairi GOLD, Durham, North Carolina
Elmairi GOLD, Durham, North Carolina
11 articles 0 photos 5 comments

You say I'm good, so maybe I am.
But did you know? You're my inspiration
Ever since I read your poems, what you've written,
That's how I've formatted mine.
And I cling to you, to this newfound abundance
Of waterfall words and ruach of sounds
What would happen if I let it all go?
Slip through my fingers, a string of pearls
Falling back to native ocean?
Or pass through this net of my mind
Becoming finer than a wisp of smoke?
Or like a lightswitch, turning off the
Power to life support of pen and paper,
Dependant on what no longer exists?
Don't worry, I'll never let you go.
All the same,You give yourself less
credit than what you deserve.
Have faith in yourself, confidence in your ability.
It has helped me this far, and I will undoubtedly
Return the favor any day. All you need to do is
Just ask.

The author's comments:
for Erika, Kyrie, La-La, Elala, Gihe, Khe, and all the other names you go by. this is for you.

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Elmairi GOLD said...
on Mar. 14 2009 at 6:49 pm
Elmairi GOLD, Durham, North Carolina
11 articles 0 photos 5 comments
i wouldn't've started writing like this, had you not spurred me on. believe it or not.

on Mar. 14 2009 at 3:39 am
fiveinside GOLD, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
14 articles 2 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't tell me the sky's the limit if there are footprints on the moon." ~unknown

omgomgomgomg emily you're amazing. thanks but you should give yourself credit for your talent...


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