Safe On A Cloud

August 31, 2011
By livelovesmile GOLD, Gaithersburg, Maryland
livelovesmile GOLD, Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
I am like a star burst. A juicy contradiction. I'm hard to figure out, but when you get to my center, your suprised! It's not what you thought it would be, huh.


I wondered as a child
Why the earth was round,
Why the birds could sing,
If I was safe and sound.

I wonder now, in my current state
If I should go back to that world.
Where bad things happened in movies,
Where people didn’t hate.

A world filled with pure childhood joy.
When my best friend was just that little boy.
Safe, on a distant cloud
We were whoever we wanted to be,

Then life started to get loud.

The little boy became a hurt man.
Got lost in the world he thought he knew,
Ran to places he shouldn’t have ran.

Drugs and alcohol surrounded him
Poisoned his imaginative soul
And his world became dim.

So, I wondered for him
Why the earth was round
Why his hopes and dreams didn’t work out.
But I knew with my whole being
That he wasn’t safe or sound.

I knew where he hid his secrets
Behind closets, behind closed doors
And I knew how to unlock
His mind, even more

And I did.

I wondered as a child
Why the earth was round
Why the birds could sing
If I was safe and sound.

But now I’ve seen the world
Things cold, dark, aloof,
I can wonder what I want to,
But now I know the truth.


The author's comments:
I wrote this poem with my friend Emily Gerard. We both write to uncover and reveal the secrets and pieces of this world, to try and understand it better.

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on Jan. 10 2012 at 8:07 pm
livelovesmile GOLD, Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
I am like a star burst. A juicy contradiction. I'm hard to figure out, but when you get to my center, your suprised! It's not what you thought it would be, huh.

Thank you so much it really means a lot to me!

on Jan. 5 2012 at 9:39 pm
bandgeekfreak DIAMOND, No Answer, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.” Abraham Maslow.

I love this, it reflects what I think a lot. You are a talented writer:)

on Jan. 2 2012 at 10:38 am
livelovesmile GOLD, Gaithersburg, Maryland
19 articles 0 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am like a star burst. A juicy contradiction. I'm hard to figure out, but when you get to my center, your suprised! It's not what you thought it would be, huh.

Thank you so much!

Sarahg3 said...
on Dec. 30 2011 at 8:00 am
So deep! Wow, another great poem! (: I also love the one about mirrors & "Girl Next Door" and the new line that you always end with has a really strong influence on the reader, making them rethink the entire poem! (:

on Nov. 5 2011 at 5:35 pm
livelovesmile GOLD, Gaithersburg, Maryland
19 articles 0 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am like a star burst. A juicy contradiction. I'm hard to figure out, but when you get to my center, your suprised! It's not what you thought it would be, huh.

Thanks so much!

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Oct. 31 2011 at 9:02 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

I love this and I feel like it's very relatable. Great work... keep it up! If you have the time do you think you could give me some feedback on my work?

Afra- SILVER said...
on Oct. 12 2011 at 9:55 am
Afra- SILVER, Colombo, Other
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Even when the sun sets the moon will rise.

srry for the error, was typing in the dark sort of

Afra- SILVER said...
on Oct. 12 2011 at 9:55 am
Afra- SILVER, Colombo, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Even when the sun sets the moon will rise.

Wow, this amd eme tear. I actaully do think what it would be like to go back to those times of innonence "Where bads things only happen in movies" loved your poem

mani(: said...
on Sep. 21 2011 at 7:29 pm
I remmeber this! And it's still amazing. I love it. So much. 

on Sep. 20 2011 at 4:52 pm
This poem was amazing! I loved it and it really inspired me. I hope you get tons of publicity for this :) write more!

on Sep. 19 2011 at 9:06 pm
LOVE IT i like how it started with a point and you came back to it and answered your questions:) i love the occasional rhyme and the point as a whole .....i really like the part when it referenced to bad things happened in movies it helped me relatee

on Sep. 16 2011 at 7:04 pm
livelovesmile GOLD, Gaithersburg, Maryland
19 articles 0 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am like a star burst. A juicy contradiction. I'm hard to figure out, but when you get to my center, your suprised! It's not what you thought it would be, huh.

Thank you so much!!

on Sep. 16 2011 at 5:00 pm
Valkeryie BRONZE, Okc, Oklahoma
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This is amazing!   I love the structure, the fluidity, and the story.  It made me sad, but totally in a good way.  You really captured the emotions and the voice is perfect for the story.  <3

jojo said...
on Sep. 12 2011 at 8:29 pm
This is really nice! :)

on Sep. 12 2011 at 6:31 pm
This is amazing <3 <3 you have great talent

Tweety Zoey said...
on Sep. 12 2011 at 6:27 pm
it was beautiful, made me tear a little lol...loved it <3

on Sep. 12 2011 at 4:55 pm
Subliminalpoet BRONZE, Columbus, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"In order to understand my train of thought you'll have to put yourself in my position"

I love this poem


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