Blink. Gone.

August 24, 2011
By dia.dreamer GOLD, Kochi, Other
dia.dreamer GOLD, Kochi, Other
10 articles 0 photos 145 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo
"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am." - Sylvia Plath


Day and night, I quietly sit and whisper
to a tiny, shielded soul to fight,
radiating warmth and luminosity,
the only thing keeping me alive.

The shield shivers; it is ready to face
the eagerly awaiting world,
a little squeal from it inside,
a little crack appears on its shield.

Please don’t wake up yet,
before mommy comes back, dear.
I shall come soon with your first meal
while you battle for your right.

Cold stoniness swimming in the air
greets me when I rush back;
the nest is bitter and evil now;
the shield has been broken.

The bitten edges scream what I cannot face,
agony smashes me into a billion pieces
like an iron hammer to my naked skull!
But my emotionless body remains unhurt.

Broken as I am, I can smell the enemy’s stench;
I know he is looming in the corner behind me,
I know he will not harm me; like a statue he is waiting,
he is waiting for this torture to start again.


The author's comments:
I saw a bird laying an egg, and when she ran off to get food, she didn't see the komodo dragon in her home, waiting for her to leave. When she came back, it was still there but her egg was half-eaten. She knew something was wrong and could smell the komodo there, but couldn't see anything. The fact that the komodo dragon didn't harm her, but instead waited for her to lay another egg just got me crying, and the words flew out.

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so_joy SILVER said...
on Nov. 15 2012 at 3:10 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Wow! Great job! This is amazing! Keep writing! Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! It would mean a lot.

on Sep. 2 2011 at 4:48 pm
artistinda_lonelily SILVER, Joliet, Illinois
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this is so sad. very well written. you captured the mother's worries about her egg. nicely done! :)

on Aug. 30 2011 at 7:55 am
dia.dreamer GOLD, Kochi, Other
10 articles 0 photos 145 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo
"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am." - Sylvia Plath

gosh, I forgot to add that I saw this on Animal Planet. Not live, coz I live in India and you find no komodo dragons here. Sorry, lol. :)

on Aug. 30 2011 at 3:36 am
dia.dreamer GOLD, Kochi, Other
10 articles 0 photos 145 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo
"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am." - Sylvia Plath

thanks. I'm an animal lover, so most of my poems are inspired by nature. :)

on Aug. 29 2011 at 5:22 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

And amazing is the author's comment, I have never read anything of the like. 

on Aug. 29 2011 at 5:21 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

The third stanza was my favorite. 




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