A Poet's Weakness MAG

February 20, 2012
By shunflower GOLD, Shamong, New Jersey
shunflower GOLD, Shamong, New Jersey
18 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
I’m seventeen and I’m crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always say seventeen and insane.


But I wanted so desperately to tell you
that your eyes are like rainbow-tinted throwing stones
and your laugh inspires a pleasant rattling in my bones;
that the way you speak reminds me of a lullaby
on summer nights where the moon is at some lovely high;
how your structure appeals to me like babble to a brook
and my patience looks eagerly for new weakness and nooks;
and how
your drumming heart,
your bitten lips,
your rough skin,
give me feelings of
humming like a violin;
and yet I was so afraid.

A penny for your thoughts, my dear;
toss it to the fountain
that lies inside my eager ears.



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Vidra PLATINUM said...
on Jul. 4 2012 at 6:32 pm
Vidra PLATINUM, Midlothian, Virginia
46 articles 17 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I write only because
There is a voice within me
That will not be still.”
-Sylvia Plath

I love this website for reasons like this. Your poem is so relatable to people on here who appreciate words, language, and literature so much. We all love people, but can't truly explain to them how much they mean to us through words and poems like this because of fears of being judged. I always find myself being scared when I show someone a poem of mine because they're so personal and raw. And especially to tell someone you like, it's absolutely terrifying. Anyways, I'm rambling on. :) Beautiful word choice and I loved this piece. :) 

Vidra PLATINUM said...
on Jul. 4 2012 at 6:32 pm
Vidra PLATINUM, Midlothian, Virginia
46 articles 17 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I write only because
There is a voice within me
That will not be still.”
-Sylvia Plath

I love this website for reasons like this. Your poem is so relatable to people on here who appreciate words, language, and literature so much. We all love people, but can't truly explain to them how much they mean to us through words and poems like this because of fears of being judged. I always find myself being scared when I show someone a poem of mine because they're so personal and raw. And especially to tell someone you like, it's absolutely terrifying. Anyways, I'm rambling on. :) Beautiful word choice and I loved this piece. :) 

on Jun. 12 2012 at 12:43 pm
TakePrideInEveryThingYouLove GOLD, Washougal, Washington
11 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Emotions are as uniqe as the person who feels them. No one can ever feel the same about anything past a certain point. And it just so happens to be that not many people ever even catch sight of that crossroad in their life time." -Me.

Quite agreeable with the comment above me!

on Feb. 27 2012 at 10:21 am
AimeeRichae SILVER, Acworth, Georgia
9 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If life hands me lemons, you better believe I'll be making the best dang lemonade ever!"

I have to say that this was absolutely enchanting. The flow of ur words had me right with you and I completely agree :)


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