Kiss the Stars

October 2, 2011
By to.hold.the.sun SILVER, Maryville, Tennessee
to.hold.the.sun SILVER, Maryville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present." -John Green


Right now, when I’m at my desk
And you’re in your dorm, you’re approximately
Too far away.
I’d make it less, if I could.

I’m not giving up;
I’m letting go.

Letting go of things left unsaid
Could’ve, should’ve, would’ve…
None of that changes the fact that I
Didn’t

But that’s in the past:
Dwelling on it doesn’t do anything but
Prevent me from healing up my
Broken heart
Now I see it two ways:
I can either be miserable (without you)
Or I can be at peace (without you)

Acceptance brings me peace, sure
But it also brings me a restlessness
Because I am free now; free to be happy
A bird that’s just been released
From a cage made out of good intentions
And of bashfulness and of naivety
After the world being so small for so long, it opens up:
Rules that always had to be followed
Don’t matter anymore.

Alone.
Without you.
Just me.
And that’s enough.

Shhhh. Be quiet, my dear.
Sit and listen to the magnificent sound
Of a nervous heart growing wings
And flying away.



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so_joy SILVER said...
on Sep. 27 2012 at 8:23 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Great job! The last stanza was just breath-taking. I absolutely loved it. I'm marking it as one of my favorites. You're talented! Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! Thanks!

so_joy SILVER said...
on Sep. 27 2012 at 8:21 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Woah. The last stanza left me breathless. I'm marking it as one of my favorites just because of that. And, of course, because you are so talented. Great job! Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! Thanks!

on Oct. 10 2011 at 8:29 pm
quantum.strings53 SILVER, Maryville, Tennessee
5 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”

Really well written. The bird analogy was clever.




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