Hall Pass

December 18, 2009
By stepherz GOLD, Solon, Ohio
stepherz GOLD, Solon, Ohio
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She sat, planted firmly in her chair
Knots twisting in her stomach like uncombed hair
differential equations speeding over her bowed head
akin to dripping snow that weary branches shed.

It was the agonizing wait for the camera flash
A burst of darkness amplified by her very rash
insistence to brave too little and hear too much
consequences of using cowardice as a crutch.

She thought of hurried steps, pushing her hair away
Darting eyes bracing for a rope about to fray
The timid edge of an animal, betrayed
by a predator unaware of his prey.

She sat, planted firmly in her chair
Running in circles, circles of imagined despair
Finding no way to muster the courage to walk ahead
She closed her eyes and screamed instead.


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kenna2013 GOLD said...
on Jan. 16 2010 at 7:49 pm
kenna2013 GOLD, Corinth, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"love begins with a smile,grows with a kiss,and ends with a teardrop."

I loved it!!!!!!

KatEbby SILVER said...
on Jan. 15 2010 at 4:26 pm
KatEbby SILVER, North Andover, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.

I love this poem because the images are so real. I think that I know exactly how the subject feels because I have felt it myself. Great poem.

Pillow BRONZE said...
on Jan. 14 2010 at 12:05 am
Pillow BRONZE, Spokane, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Nothing says oops like a wall of flame.

I see it now. Thank you. I guess my brain was just a little too fuzzy to see it when I tried to understand it.

stepherz GOLD said...
on Jan. 13 2010 at 8:04 pm
stepherz GOLD, Solon, Ohio
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I wrote this about anticipating seeing too much heartbreak (in the halls - pun on the phrase 'hall pass') and lacking the bravery to open my eyes. But, I think this could be applied to any situation involving sweaty palms and trembling legs.

Pillow BRONZE said...
on Jan. 13 2010 at 6:30 pm
Pillow BRONZE, Spokane, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Nothing says oops like a wall of flame.

This is so much description I don't get how the title fits the meaning. Help me.

on Jan. 10 2010 at 9:04 am
dan_wills07 SILVER, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Live Life to the Fullest

Wow! Very good. 5 stars.


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