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love letter

May 24, 2013
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou


the red flickering flame
of my candle
goes out—

but the silver stars
dappling the moonless night
like sequins on a fish
are my light
tonight
to write you this love letter


The author's comments:
Love has no boundaries. It accomplishes all things if you believe in it.

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 1 2013 at 5:46 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

In a way, it is a love letter to every reader. Thank you for the appreciation for this poem. 

on Jul. 31 2013 at 4:46 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
24 articles 15 photos 289 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

This poem is almost like a beautiful love letter itself, a love letter to the hungry spirit that is my undying passion for poetry. You really touched me here, a great free verse poem.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 23 2013 at 3:58 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I agree whole-heartedly. It takes time to write one. And true love. Thank you!

on Jul. 22 2013 at 12:19 pm
writefearless SILVER, Manila, Other
8 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
scare your fear before it scares you.

for me a beautiful love letter is the most romantic gift any lover could give. this poem is lovely :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 26 2013 at 5:21 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

REALLY?! Thank you. I tried really hard to capture that imagery. Especially that simile. Took a while for me. But definitely worth all the effort. Only writers know the time and effort it takes to perfect one line. While readers are like "Oh yeah, that was nice." ^u^ Thank you, Niquel. 

Niquel said...
on Jun. 25 2013 at 11:23 pm
Niquel, Lipan, Texas
0 articles 1 photo 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you don't design your own plan, you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

-Jim Rohn

Stars dappling a moonless night like sequins on a fish.... Brilliant. Brilliant simile. That's the most brilliant simile I have ever encountered.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 24 2013 at 6:13 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I am saving some for everyone. I think I don't have enough yet...Will I ever? Other people have more, by the way. And here's to having no love life. 

on Jun. 12 2013 at 8:09 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Same here, got no love life, haha but thats okay. I mean, don't we all have an imaginary love life. I guess you can have an endless amount of red checks, but please save some for the rest of us. And you're welcome, I will always give you feedback. :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 12 2013 at 2:15 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

HAHAHA. You can never have enough red check marks in my opinion. One more is always better. And thanks. I wasn't in love when I wrote this. To be honest, with most of my love poems, they just portray the love of other people, or my imaginary love life. Mine is non-existant really. I just visualized a lover writing his or her love a love letter. And this is what I gave "birth to". Painful process, I'll admit. Though not literal. Thanks, Liv, as always for the feedback. I always appreciate it. 

on Jun. 11 2013 at 7:26 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Awwww so sweet Mckay! Were you in love when you wrote this??? Haha just teasing. Very beautiful. How's hope and determination. Perfect. I would have given you a check mark but it seems that you have enough of those ;)keep rockin and writin Mckay

Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 31 2013 at 4:53 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you, SincerelyManon. 

on May. 30 2013 at 7:00 pm
SincerelyManon GOLD, Holyoke, Massachusetts
10 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
Memories are the only things that don't change when everything else does.

I love this! It's very mysterious yet gets your point across. It's short, but it definitely tells a strong message:)


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