Pomegranate 1908

February 28, 2010
By B.Mack SILVER, Albuquerque, New Mexico
B.Mack SILVER, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
"Yes, we can"

Strange fruit hanging
from a pomegranate tree,
Torn open
like lightning escaping from the clouds,
Torn up
with darkness making the sky cry,
Torn down
like a broken dream.

The author's comments:
When I wrote this poem I was laying down in my room. It was dark outside and raining so I kind of put how I was feeling into it. It sounds funny because it is named Pomegranate. I got the name out of an art book. There was a painting of a pomegranate in the book. I knew what I was seeing. People won't really understand or get it.

The first line is inspired by an old jazz song called "Strange Fruit" sung by Billie Holiday. It's about racism.

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onlyiz said...
on Apr. 21 2010 at 7:24 pm
onlyiz, Boulder, Colorado
0 articles 1 photo 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
“You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” - Mark Twain

i liked so much how you went from torn open to up to down. and don't feel like you have to explain yourself so much. the first time i read it was before i read your comments and it was cool.


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