A Lake of Memories

If there is moonlight out,
You will see all of the glimmering lake,
The waves will lap over and around you,
And the water and the light make a sweet harmony of their own,

Some people cannot see it,
But see it void and black,
The few that see it,
Perceive in it beauty and fascination,
A foundation of intrigue,
And a yearning for some understanding,

The clouds float across the lake of water,
You can peek through the blanket haze,
At pale white banks of thoughts and memories,

Here,
The moonlight reveals broken hearts,
The shattered hopes,
The never-ending dreams,

And now and then it occurs that one may glimpse, Some hope in an instance,
But always behind them,
The haunting shadows of the past,
Like waves in the moonlight.





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pinkvolleyballgirl said...
Jul. 13, 2009 at 11:07 pm
thanks unearthlyhaphazard!
 
unearthlyhaphazard said...
Jul. 13, 2009 at 2:39 pm
Really intense. Beautiful job as always. The imagery is wonderfully done. As windswift said, it really does get the wheels of your brain turning. The whole poem is kind of a peek into the mind of an ordinary person, and running your fingers across all the items on that hidden shelf in the deep recesses of their head. I really hope Teen Ink publishes this.
 
pinkvolleyballgirl said...
Jun. 18, 2009 at 7:59 pm
Thanks Windshift. I am getting such great feedback on this poem, but teenink doesnt seem impressed. Gotta be patient i guess. THanks for the comments!
 
pinkvolleyballgirl said...
Jun. 18, 2009 at 7:59 pm
Thanks Windshift. I am getting such great feedback on this poem, but teenink doesnt seem impressed. Gotta be patient i guess. THanks for the comments!
 
windswift This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 15, 2009 at 4:08 pm
i liked this poem quite a bit, it drew my attention and made the wheels of my mind start to turn. there is nothing else to say about this poem exept that its a five of five. its rare that i find a piece of work like this one, one that purely immprobable, in other words i would have never guessed that there was a poem like this one floating around, esecaily on teen ink. this is pretty much the reason that i visit teenink and post my own work on teen ink, there poems that could be published a ... (more »)
 
pinkvolleyballgirl said...
Jun. 14, 2009 at 5:56 pm
speechless???? wow thanks!!!!
:)
 
sallyloco said...
Jun. 11, 2009 at 2:38 pm
O.O *speechless* *thought it was awesome*
 
pinkvolleyballgirl said...
Jun. 7, 2009 at 11:01 pm
thanks rach
 
pinkvolleyballgirl said...
Jun. 6, 2009 at 1:31 am
thanks JAZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(rachelfrk) :)
 
Rachel K. said...
May 29, 2009 at 3:28 am
INTENSE. and thought provoking.
 
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