Violet MAG

May 9, 2010
By stephsolis BRONZE, North Brunswick, New Jersey
stephsolis BRONZE, North Brunswick, New Jersey
3 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies."
Jim Morrison


If I were a flower,
I would push my roots
through this crude, barren house,
peel the stench of scarring welts and burns,
off layer by layer,
and adopt a sheen, green coat
to blend in with the sea of
hyacinths and daisies.

I would pull myself above
your grip, ragweed
clenching my stems
leaving callous stubs
imprinted at the tip.

I would worm my way out
as you call to me,
feel the sting of your last impressions –
The deep-seated dents of your
malt-stained knuckles, bringing the
color out of my cheeks –
to erode with the earthworms underground;

desperate to fight the change of seasons
and pull me under to graze my soul
with another harsh winter.

But your overstated regret does not
faze my budding heart,
or stab at my conscience.

I will forget you and
thrust myself into
an invigorating birth,
where the sun can heal my
violet fingertips.


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on Jul. 13 2011 at 9:41 pm
stephsolis BRONZE, North Brunswick, New Jersey
3 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies."
Jim Morrison

Thank you! I still think it needs work, but I'm glad the metaphor came to mind. I appreciate the support.

on Jul. 13 2011 at 9:41 pm
stephsolis BRONZE, North Brunswick, New Jersey
3 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies."
Jim Morrison

Thanks! That means a lot to me :)

inkers GOLD said...
on Jul. 13 2011 at 7:36 pm
inkers GOLD, Midland, Texas
10 articles 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
"And the lamplight gloating o'er him threw his shadow on the floor... and my soul from out that shadow... shall be lifted, nevermore!" - Poe

Again, I love your metaphor. This was gorgeous. I really wish your work had more comments and such -- yet, congratulations on getting published twice! I loved this poem. Awesome work. <3

on Feb. 1 2011 at 4:04 pm
EdenArielle PLATINUM, Armonk, New York
31 articles 4 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain.

great job! the metaphor is beautiful :) very well written


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