This Time Is Not For Melancholy

August 1, 2013
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This time is not for melancholy;
now is the time for joyous celebration – look!
See that you are alive
and waste not another moment of that
gift; leave the bed and the book
behind, bring not the moon nor the
misconceptions of love and fate
detailed in the prose of your
favorite poems; feel for yourself
what it means to be alive, what it means
to see the stars and how the air
smells different from midnight to
morning: feel the thrills of romance
alive not in the words of her soft lips
and gleaming cheeks as told in stories, but in how
she appears through the moonlight
of your own eyes: so that your fantasy
may no longer be trapped in stanzas.
So that when you reach
for your favorite book
you find her hand instead:
and replaced is the narrative
with her voice navigating
the stars while she tells you
that dreams are no different
from where you stand now.

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carolinestarr said...
Oct. 19, 2013 at 10:25 pm
I love this! I was watching a poet who specializes in spoken poetry give a TED talk and she talked about how spoek word poems are poems that need more than to just exist on paper. They yearn to be performed. I didn't quite understand what she was saying, but then I read this. This poem needs to be performed. 
lauren_mcmicking said...
Aug. 4, 2013 at 2:46 pm
This is a very encouraging poem. I like the way you are describing how to be thankful for everything. My favorite lines are "fantasy may no longer be trapped in stanzas" and "dreams are no different from where you stand now." Those were my favorite because of the way it shows how to be inspired.
M. said...
Aug. 4, 2013 at 1:52 pm
This is a very encouraging poem. My favorite lines are "fantasy trapped in stanzas" and the "dreams are no different from where you stand now". It is a very strong-willed and helpful poem.
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