Sunbeams and Deceit MAG

May 10, 2010
By Anonymous

I was once told never to look directly at the sun,
for its light,
so bright,
is capable of blinding.
But I'll admit,
every now and then I sneak peeks at the fire burning so relentlessly in the sky,
hoping maybe I'll find out what light really looks like.
But eyes squinting, nose scrunching,
I turn away helplessly.
You burn, you melt, you blind,
and yet I follow you wherever you go.
Never looking you directly in the eye, never questioning, never knowing.
Why put myself in such a position?
Frail, vulnerable, exposed.
But does it matter?
Burning my skin, melting my heart, blinding my judgment.
Pulling me by the sleeve to wherever I can be drenched in your weightless radiance.

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on Mar. 3 2013 at 5:21 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Creative and inventive, reallly good job!

on Mar. 3 2013 at 2:31 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

That was amazing. Your words fit perfectly and the way you tell that tale is awesome! Congratulations on making the mag!

Meagan8118 said...
on Feb. 7 2011 at 8:25 am
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I loved the personification of the sun, it was very clever. I liked the opening sentence, it pulled me in.

dimediva95 said...
on Feb. 3 2011 at 7:42 am
dimediva95, Easley, South Carolina
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I really loved this poem.  I could relate to this in many ways; and I love how you made it a reality.  The way you explained what you were told not to do, then compared it to being hurt by someone made it very unique.  This poem is very exceptional. 


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