Homesick

August 3, 2011
By WithPenAndScript DIAMOND, Venetia, Pennsylvania
WithPenAndScript DIAMOND, Venetia, Pennsylvania
72 articles 232 photos 252 comments

Favorite Quote:
I believe that no matter who you are we all leave footprints on this Earth


Above the earth where the heavens lay
The sky was turning an ashen gray
The lights of the city were blaring like white noise
But in the suburbs of Illinois
Everything was brilliant and shone so clear
It was looking through a truth-telling mirror
With the moon omnipresent
And the air crisp but pleasant
All was beautiful and bright
In the setting of the night
Little houses with children tucked in
Sleeping away the darkness, waiting dawn to begin
Wolves’ bane at the woeful moon
There cries are calling one soon
To sit out on the white wicker chair
Listening to their mournful despair
The inky sky would be purpling
As the breeze nudges the swings
At the house down the street
Where the children run free in bare-feet
But in a gray apartment in a gray city
The white noise is blaring
And no one seems to be caring
That the sky is not even night time
Too many lights shine like daytime
Taxis honk and pedestrians swear
The night has descended but the city doesn’t care
The peace of the breeze is lost without trees
The curtains by the windows ruffle, but it’s a tease
The moon is dim its color is draining
Head out the window, craning and straining
To hear the wolves as they cry out for help
Their whimpers and barks and their yelps
No swing is ruffled, no metals groans
Like the rattling of ancient bones
Children are on the street at four in the morning
When they should be in bed, sleeping, snoring
This place is so different, the sounds are foreign
And even as the darkest of nights has fallen
The moon is graying away
The lights shine like its day
And the scattered stars, littered across the sky
No one can even see them twinkle as they cry
Longing for the grace of the Illinois night sky
A friend since, I bade goodbye


The author's comments:
A poem about homesickness and losing things we take for granted :)

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Vidra PLATINUM said...
on Aug. 14 2011 at 10:49 pm
Vidra PLATINUM, Midlothian, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
“I write only because
There is a voice within me
That will not be still.”
-Sylvia Plath

Intricate and ornate detail. It's insane how descriptive you wrote this. I try and try to write poems with this much detail, but I find it so hard. I'd rather just read beautiful poetry like yours and marvel in its marvelousness. (I know that's not a word but I don't care. :) Beautiful work, it makes me want to visit Illinois! lol

on Aug. 14 2011 at 9:49 pm
WithPenAndScript DIAMOND, Venetia, Pennsylvania
72 articles 232 photos 252 comments

Favorite Quote:
I believe that no matter who you are we all leave footprints on this Earth

Thanks so much! :)

on Aug. 10 2011 at 10:39 am
dreamjournalistsami BRONZE, NEW LONDON, Wisconsin
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I loved it!! it had lots of detail  it was really good, it was an awesome poem

on Aug. 9 2011 at 10:52 am
WithPenAndScript DIAMOND, Venetia, Pennsylvania
72 articles 232 photos 252 comments

Favorite Quote:
I believe that no matter who you are we all leave footprints on this Earth

Awesome! I used to Live in upper Indian, Valparasio, before I moved to PA. And I just remeber out there is was so beautiful. 

Thanks so much :) I'm glad you like it


on Aug. 9 2011 at 10:51 am
WithPenAndScript DIAMOND, Venetia, Pennsylvania
72 articles 232 photos 252 comments

Favorite Quote:
I believe that no matter who you are we all leave footprints on this Earth

Thank you for reading it! :) That means alot to me...yeah it is sad I just hope everyone can in their life appreciate  the beauty every once in a while

on Aug. 6 2011 at 8:52 pm
AvaDee94 BRONZE, Indianapolis, Indiana
2 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Generally music feedeth that disposition of the spirits which it feedeth." - Francis Bacon

This is really beautiful. Its ashame how we don't take the time and realize the real beauty the world has to offer. Your poem is an eye opener. I love it :)

on Aug. 5 2011 at 9:59 pm
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
0 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

You described the Illinois sky so beautifully. I live there , and it does show the shining stars every night !

 I like how you contrast it to the city.I love your last four lines :)



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