Like Mist in the Wind MAG

December 29, 2012
By I_TheStarvingWriter SILVER, Nashville, Tennessee
I_TheStarvingWriter SILVER, Nashville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” - Walt Disney

Sometimes I wish that I were the sun.
So that I may warm the world in my glow.
To let my tendrils wrap around those I guard
And shield them from harm.
But my glow burns the skin
And breaks the fragile surface
Of what I strive to protect.
And so I dim my light,
fading back into darkness.

Sometimes I wish I were snow.
So that I may bewilder the earthly mind
In my crystal white beauty.
To bring the broken back together
In the light within their homes.
But the chill of my gales
Numbs to sullen heart
And rends the skin like sand.
And so I melt into water
And seep back into the dirt.

Sometimes I wish I were rain
Replenishing the world with my life
Letting all of creation flourish under my downpour.
But my endless torrent washes away all
Trampling everything under my touch.
And so I evaporate into nothing
Like mist in the wind.

The author's comments:
I wrote this piece after a recent tragedy that had hit the US (left unsaid for obvious reasons).

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