At A Loss For Words

March 10, 2012
By lindsaylyricist SILVER, Ormond Beach, Florida
lindsaylyricist SILVER, Ormond Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I am invincible as long as I'm alive." -John Mayer

You are my sparrow.
Like the night that kisses
The morn at dawn,
I will be ever-present.

You are my heart.
My pulse is set to yours,
The rise and fall of your chest
In perfect sync with mine.

The sweetness of your
Soul, The purity of your
Smile, The beauty in which
You speak
In harmony with the
Elegance of a dove.

The everlasting pain and
Agony of your distant spirit,
My dear sparrow,
They haunt me.

My chest,
Compacted with empty
Nothingness, in the place
Where your wings
Ought to rest.

But still,
There is a vacancy
Where only one’s
Loveliness can
Overcome this bitterness.

My dear sparrow,
I cling to thee
Like a fire
Clings to my clothes
That burn from the
Intensity of
My desire for
Your heart.

The author's comments:
This piece was written while I was depressed. I felt terrible and couldn't talk to anyone, so I sat in bed at night, typing in a note on my phone for an hour until I felt that every emotion I had was in the poem. It means a lot to me, because I still feel the same way about the person it's about. I've just learned how to live with things I don't really enjoy.

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on Mar. 11 2012 at 10:58 pm
otherpoet SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
6 articles 9 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

Amazing :) I could feel the raw emotion and, to me, despair in your words. This is fantastic!


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