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Silence comes forth after merciless murmurs
The world was washed anew
She perched on the side of a curb
Toes curled over the edge
Feet,
Ears,
Nose
Burn from the cold
The street shimmered with streetlamps
Scattered like shattered mirrors
Droplets clung to blades of grass
Gleaming like gems of a king
Inhaling the damp scent
A scent of comfort
Of soil and earth
The clouds are dark
Yet grow calm
Silently slipping away
Houses
And cars
And plants
Dripping by their edges
She exhales a cloud of white
As she leaves her perch to go
Escape the cold and wet
And being born once more
A smile forever on her lips
For her favorite moment of all:
The calm after a storm



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AngelsKiss This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 31, 2012 at 7:56 am
I agree with IzzyVT this is a wonderful poem, such fluid motion and I can really capture the picture in mind the catches real easily, please read some of my poems
 
MaggieElaine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 31, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Thank you, and I will ♥
 
IzzyVT said...
Jan. 30, 2012 at 6:49 pm
Why aren't there hundreds of comments under this poem, I'm wondering. Your poem has such wonderful flow, both from word to word as well as from line to line. Your diction is spectacular, your imagery so vivid. "The Calm After a Storm" is so good. Most certainly magazine worthy.
 
MaggieElaine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 31, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Oh, wow. Thank you so much ♥ This comment really means a lot to me (: THANK YOU.♥
 
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