Porch Light MAG

January 14, 2009
By Taylor Benson, Clarkston, MI

The doorbell rings
At least once a week.
I dash down the slippery stairs
To yank open the great green door
Rustling the tree with the plastic leaves.

There is a small army
Of smiling faces
Expectant faces
Basking in the twilight
Of anticipation.

We sit
Perched under the porch light,
Feel the cool concrete underneath our fingertips.
The cobwebs in the corners
Eavesdrop on our conversations.

Secrets soar from whispered mouths
Like the mosquitoes
That nip at our skin.
We sway back and forth,
Rubbing leaves in between our fingertips

The sun slips down
And the birds stop to chirp.
We signal hushed good-byes
And tiptoe
Past the porch light.

Days slip away.
The air turns cold.
And the doorbell doesn’t ring
As often as it used to
In the summertime.



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spency SILVER said...
on May. 27 2011 at 10:40 am
spency SILVER, Irvington, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"DON'T GIVE UP,REACH YOURSELF UP"

good job....am loving it...itz a nice poem...loving it....keep up the good work............

on Mar. 29 2011 at 8:14 am
dontforget GOLD, Cortland, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The best things in life are left unseen. That's why we close our eyes when we cry, kiss, and dream."

The imagery is so great! I just loveee this! :)

on Feb. 13 2011 at 12:32 pm
carilloony GOLD, Sterling, Virginia
12 articles 2 photos 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To love another person is to see the face of God."

I really like this poem. Good job! :)

on Feb. 5 2011 at 3:10 pm
remembermeplz PLATINUM, Friend, Nebraska
36 articles 10 photos 230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace" -- Jimi Hendrix

awhmahzing!

Taylormade56 said...
on Nov. 18 2010 at 9:07 am
The visitors are based on some of my  friends, a few guys that always visited me at odd times during the summer.

on Oct. 4 2010 at 6:27 pm
DiamondsIntheGrass GOLD, Martinsville, New Jersey
14 articles 1 photo 279 comments

Favorite Quote:
Worry is simply a misuse of the imagination.

amazing poem.  but i dont understand who the visitors are.

DavidI BRONZE said...
on Jul. 7 2010 at 2:45 pm
DavidI BRONZE, Austin, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Music = Life

I Loved it! The figurative language you used was very vivid I could imagine every single detail. Well done. The picture thew me off a little I didn't really like it. =)

NerdINLove. said...
on May. 25 2010 at 9:55 pm
NerdINLove., Lima, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Curse those limits!!!!
"I love Caleb"

awesome!    

lindiloo said...
on May. 2 2010 at 12:50 pm
Nice imagery.  I can picture a peaceful summer evening spent with friends quietly talking and hanging out on the porch.

on Nov. 30 2009 at 11:55 am
MRS.ROCHE SILVER, Panama City, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
NEVER LEAVE THE ONE YOU LOVE FOR THE ONE YOU LUST BECAUSE THE OE YOU LUST WILL LEAVE YOU FOR THE ONE THEY LOVE

this was very good. if u have time check out my poems

Zero_K DIAMOND said...
on Nov. 15 2009 at 5:59 pm
Zero_K DIAMOND, Moosic, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's no fun if you're not insane, otherwise you grow up to be an accountant." -Moi

This poem really takes me back. I love it.

-Blessed Be!

+++ZERO+++

taylormade56 said...
on Nov. 9 2009 at 8:30 am
Thanks for the feedback everyone!

on Nov. 8 2009 at 9:06 pm
ariwrites94 GOLD, Deltona, Florida
17 articles 4 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." ---Plato

Wonderful job!!!! you are a talented writer and keep up the good work! if u have time please check out my poem called "Sensitive Am I" and rate and leave a comment. Thanks and keep writing!

on Aug. 17 2009 at 7:40 pm
bandmusic101 PLATINUM, Meadville, Pennsylvania
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Nicely written. I like the way you wrote, the images you get are amazing

on Jun. 10 2009 at 8:56 pm
Xinwen PLATINUM, Brossard, Other
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Very well done. There's some ambiguity in there, but that's why I love it.

on Jun. 10 2009 at 4:35 pm
tamorrah jefferson BRONZE, Norfolk, Virginia
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wow that was/is abeautiful poem

on Jun. 5 2009 at 8:54 pm
bubblez01234 SILVER, Boise, Idaho
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Speachless.

Brandi Kim said...
on Jun. 4 2009 at 3:07 pm
Brandi Kim, Sanford, Florida
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good. speachless. details.

on May. 23 2009 at 1:30 am
meggyboo BRONZE, Battle Creek, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"You must move on before you can grieve" -anoamys

A beautiful piece! This piece reminds me of summer nights with friends it gets dark and then *The Porch Light* comes on this author has detail and pleaz read my poems to you won't be disapointed!!??

madiehoffman said...
on May. 15 2009 at 4:15 pm
this ok it is not as good as the others though it would be better


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