No Longer

March 8, 2011
By IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven


She lives safely within a wall
Of books,
Many colors,
Styles,
And genres.

She is protected,
Secure,
Invulnerable,
She has created her own prison.
A cold,
Gray,
Stone cell.
Very little light reaches through the single, iron barred window;
It cannot touch her crystal-clear,
And frozen heart.
She built the wall of books to protect her heart,

She ran through spring –green meadows,
Her heart was worn on her sleeve.
She freely gave of it,
And it was freely taken.
Her heart was warm, red, and beat soft and fast, like a small bird.

Too many people took advantage of her offering,
They held it tenderly in their shining hands for a time,
But they soon abandoned it for other people, and other things.
She picked it up, out of the grainy mud too many times.
She pieced it back together almost carelessly, faster each shattering time.
Her heart became jagged,
The edges,
Sharp and unforgiving.

She left the meadows,
And built the dungeon wall.
The laughter of others reached her no more.
She no longer beheld the warm and living colors of spring,
Nor the fiery shadows of fall.
She could no longer experience the white and gray of winter,
And she shunned the muted neutral colors of summer.
She was lost to the whole of the world.>

Until one smiling laughter of a day,
A bar of sunlight trickled down the wall.
It tentatively managed to reach where she sat,
Her back against the wall.
The ray touched an outstretched finger to her heart.
Warmth blossomed,
Her heart smoothed,
It became full of color and full of beauty once more.

Her heart began to beat again,

No longer was it encased within relentless ice.

She took a jolted breath,
And love bloomed upon her mechanical mind.
As she became aware of all that surrounded her outside of the wall,
Laughter reached her softly curved ears,
And she yearned once again.

She sensed a wildflower-like perfume on the never before perceived breeze that wafted from her small window.

She arose,
Like a butterfly emerging from a cold, leaden chrysalis,
And walked the meadow once more.


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Written 9/9/10

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on Oct. 20 2011 at 4:41 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Awww, Leafy, you are very kind. 

I read this over again before replying to your comment, and I kinda noticed that it almost has an unreachable rhyme, you know what I mean? 

I'm very glad you like this one so much, it gave me a lot of trouble ;) Took me absolutely forever to finish it to my liking.


leafy said...
on Oct. 19 2011 at 9:40 am
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

Wow, just wow, I am yet again amazed ^_^. The first stanza definitely would've described me when I was younger, except I perceived it as my "bubble" or even"comfort zone" 5/5. No complaints or suggestions, I love poems that tell a story, and this one is awesome

on Sep. 2 2011 at 5:17 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Cool, you shall have to use that often. Thank you for your comments and praise :)

 


on Sep. 1 2011 at 9:21 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

This is beautiful! Lovelily written (haha i'm PRETTY sure i just made that word up! The meaning is great and this is so creative! :)

on Aug. 16 2011 at 11:33 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

At least half of my poems have some loose or very personal meaning for me.  That's great that it comes from your heart.

on Aug. 16 2011 at 10:28 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

I don't think anyone has ever written before of one of my poems reaching them on such a deep level. Reading your comments is like reading a spontaneous book of prose and poetry. One of my favorite things in the world is to have someone describe my poetry from their point of view, and what it means to them as individuals. Thank you again :)

on Aug. 16 2011 at 10:24 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Thank you, savetheplanet :) This poem was based loosely off of myself. 

on Aug. 16 2011 at 5:48 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Wow! This has such beautiful imagery and meaning.  I like how her prison was built of books.

on Aug. 16 2011 at 4:24 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

I am always eager to read new poems of yours, and it only just ocurred to me (how silly of me) that I haven't even read all of your past poetry! And I'm glad for the revelation, because I'm finding jewels like this.

If sorrow carves deeply into one's being, this poem was like pouring the warm, sweet water at the end of the world into a drying well. It was a tender ghost's hand that reached through my chest and touched the "small bird" that is my heart, and I think I will always feel the fingerprints. It was delicate at first, then harsh, then the return of laughter and love and to the meadow made me want to weep with joy. How beautiful, Stargirl.


on Jun. 8 2011 at 2:45 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Thank you :) Poetry has kind of come to mean clarity to me.

on Jun. 8 2011 at 1:47 pm
krarthurs SILVER, Plymouth, Massachusetts
9 articles 3 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
-Thomas Hobbes

This was incredibly well written. You have a clear style that I really admire. I loved each description and visual you included. Well done

on Jun. 7 2011 at 7:37 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Haha, thanks :D

on Jun. 7 2011 at 7:37 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

That's awesome :) I'm very glad that you are able to relate to it so well, and that you love it so much :D

I've been feeling kind of down on my writing lately, so it's great to know that it does someone good :)


Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Jun. 7 2011 at 6:39 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

I LOVE THIS POEM!!

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Jun. 7 2011 at 6:34 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Can I just tell you how perfectly this poem captures my life? It just captures my childhood perfectly. :) 




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