This Is What Heaven Feels Like

November 20, 2011
By BeautifulStream PLATINUM, Richmond, Virginia
BeautifulStream PLATINUM, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Today I don't need a replacement. I'll tell them what the smile on my face meant."- Peter Gabriel, Solsbury Hill


Heaven's soft rain dusts my soul
Tinting my skin a rosy gold
I'm swamped by tears inside this skin
How long to bring outside what's in?
Halfway between the Earth and sky
The taste cools my lips when they are dry
This life tethers me to familiar pain
But all bonds are cut loose when washed in the rain
I'll lay these bones against the sky
Cut them away when the burning's done
I'll give my heart the wings it needs
To free itself of desire's seeds
I'll trade the green for lengths of blue
This cold packed ground for something new
And when the painted light receds
It leaves an afterglow of me.


The author's comments:
I was watching the sunset at the pool and it suddenly came to me. If there is a Heaven, which I think there probably is, it feels like the setting sun, and I want to go there someday.

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on May. 23 2012 at 5:30 pm
BeautifulStream PLATINUM, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Today I don't need a replacement. I'll tell them what the smile on my face meant."- Peter Gabriel, Solsbury Hill

Hi, you. Yes, I write poetry.

on Feb. 6 2012 at 1:27 pm
troubled-times GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
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"Talents include talking about the X-Files and picking up dogs."

I didn't know you wrote poetry. You're better at rhyming than I am.




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