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Grateful MAG

By Nikki Starrett, No. Andover, MA

When I slip
beneath the sheets, spent
as a sodden tea bag,
I am grateful.
In my mind it snows.

Noiseless snow,
the kind that artists paint
for Christmas cards
and poets call down –
perfect for angels,
or a hoof print
if I were a deer.

Silent, still
as a sleeping newborn
in my mind

when I awake to dawn
the underbellies of leaves,
my muscles rested.
I lie, awed
by the quiet strength of one
infantile morning
and the heat creeps
like a secret
through the radiator.

And I am grateful.
In my mind it snows.

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Duane BRONZE said...
on May. 9 2011 at 1:53 pm
Duane BRONZE, Wathena, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
What comes around goes around

Love this poem so freaking awsome and calming


on Apr. 1 2010 at 10:57 am
decembersun14 PLATINUM, Winchester, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Life sucks. A lot. But you just have to keep on going. No matter what happens. You can never ever give up. You just have to roll with the punches, go with the flow, and always try your best to keep on going <3"

Very simple and moving. i loved it :)

on Feb. 14 2010 at 12:03 am
aminaroots SILVER, Everett, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
I believe that every person is born with talent.

I really like this, its super simple, but it makes me think in depth. Amazing.

on Nov. 16 2009 at 1:11 pm
ilovetinkerbell GOLD, Raytown, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Be yourself!!!

I loved it. Great job on writing it.

Hallow SILVER said...
on Nov. 16 2009 at 10:43 am
Hallow SILVER, Peru, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Most people don't know how they're gonna feel from one moment to the next, but a dope fiend has a pretty good idea. They just look at the labels on the little bottles.

Simple. Amazing. The imagery is warming and really conveys feeling. I love it. This quality of poetry seems to be hard to come by.

tamtam BRONZE said...
on May. 18 2009 at 7:36 pm
tamtam BRONZE, Le Mars, Iowa
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Great visuals, like WOW this peom really brings out the difference in things to compare to the world. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!

on Apr. 18 2009 at 2:05 am
iLove2write BRONZE, Merced, California
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Brilliant poem! I love the way you described everything!

on Feb. 16 2009 at 12:13 am
xxnblyxx BRONZE, Norwalk, Connecticut
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Great visuals and great descriptiveness

Lisaljb said...
on Jan. 7 2009 at 4:20 am
This is indeed a lovely poem, you did well and defifnitely deserved to be published!

sarahd said...
on Dec. 5 2008 at 3:53 pm
Wow, I really loved this poem. It's so calming and the visuals are unique and refreshing. I really like how the hushed, calm quality of the poem is just like the snow you write of. Great job!

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