Spirit Dance

November 17, 2010
By Silvertext BRONZE, West Lafayette, Indiana
Silvertext BRONZE, West Lafayette, Indiana
3 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Imagination has rules, but we can only guess what they are." ~Mason Cooley


Prehistoric cobwebs,
A tomb of tomes,
A long lost citadel,
Where spirits now roam.

I sit back and watch,
As helpless as can be,
As they take my soul,
Right away from me.

It spins and it splutters,
Then falls to the ground,
And then with their shoes,
On it they pound.

Why do they do this,
I just don’t see,
I won’t be in their collection,
No way, not me.

So I focused on my soul,
With my lasting power,
And it shot straight up,
Leaving a crystalline shower.

It flew in a circle,
Flipped and then dove,
Into the Collectors,
Then turned over to rove.

It danced and swerved,
And dashed and spun,
But the Collectors, too slow,
Gave up on their run.

They fainted immediately,
Worn out from the chase,
Defeated by a spirit,
Full of mesmerizing grace.

My spirit flew in a circle,
Flipped and then dove,
Into my body,
Where it would forever rove.

I got up and refocused,
Looked around the old hole,
And left the Collectors,
With one less soul.


The author's comments:
I'm pretty pleased with this poem. It's not really dark, or... anti-dark, but it sounds like me, something i'd write.

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on Feb. 22 2011 at 9:07 pm
Silvertext BRONZE, West Lafayette, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Imagination has rules, but we can only guess what they are." ~Mason Cooley

lol yaa

~Silvertext


on Feb. 22 2011 at 9:01 pm
Dragonscribe BRONZE, West Lafayette, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"A Person's a Person no Matter how Small"
and
"A Rose by Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet"
and
"God helps those who help themselves"

Well, it sounds cool. And I bet you're right just because "citadel" reminds me a little of "cathedral." So, yeah.

on Feb. 22 2011 at 7:10 pm
Silvertext BRONZE, West Lafayette, Indiana
3 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Imagination has rules, but we can only guess what they are." ~Mason Cooley

Thanks for the feedback! ;D I believe a citadel is an old or forgotten church or place of worship. Not 100% sure though.

~Silvertext


on Feb. 21 2011 at 5:11 pm
Dragonscribe BRONZE, West Lafayette, Indiana
4 articles 0 photos 303 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A Person's a Person no Matter how Small"
and
"A Rose by Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet"
and
"God helps those who help themselves"

Wow I LOVE this!!! I think I know what's happening - I imagined it as historic collectors trying to take a mummy from its vault, but its soul escapes. Also, what's a citadel? Dumb it down for me dude! And I like the "crystalline shower".


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