Just Like Icarus

June 28, 2010
I’m stuck here on the edge,
looking out at sea and sky.
What is going up,
and what is going down,
leave me feeling stranded.

The heavens above I long for,
a freedom, peace, and future,
I want so much to find.
But there is so much risk,
to reach such a great reward.

Thundering ocean depths,
are all I have ever known.
I don’t want to go back,
don’t want to be left behind.
How will these wax wings carry me?

Fragile and soft,
they weigh me down.
Should I reach up,
and try to fly?
Only for what could be?

But I don’t want to soar,
to merely taste the sky.
To fall back down to sea,
where I know I’ll drown.
Just like Icarus.





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htbookreader1 said...
Sept. 27, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Ems this is brillaint I love it!! its soooo good and very creepy and chiling but good too. im gonnar read more of your stuff now

 

 
Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 28, 2010 at 10:22 pm
this piece can definietly translate to many scenarios! awesome! read some of mine?
 
thewriteidea This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 24, 2010 at 6:01 pm

i really like the flow of this poem! all the sentences and phrases go together very nicely. also, the picture you chose for this piece is perfect!

you can rate/comment on some of my work, too if you'd like. great job on this! keep writing!(:

 
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