the day i swallowed the sun

May 26, 2018
By saltyranchers SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
saltyranchers SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
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the day i finally caught the sun
between my lips
was the day i was set free
from the iron cage
with its iron bars,
that crushed my arms
and shattered my lungs.
i closed my eyes
and let the golden flames
drip down the back of my throat
and coat my tongue like honey.
i felt it spread through
my chest,
felt the thing i
had been chasing
for years
and years
and years.
i watched as the inky blackness
that had suffocated me
for so many silent nights
bled from my fingertips and
sunk into the dirt,
staining the daisies
and wilting the poppies.
a golden bead
slipped
down my cheek,
and i wondered
why my tears
had never tasted so
sweet.
sitting down with the sunflowers,
i watched the cotton candy
clouds
float across the baby blue sky,
and began writing about
the day i swallowed the sun.



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cheythepoet said...
on Jan. 22 at 1:50 pm
cheythepoet, El Paso, Texas
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i don't even have words for how brilliant this is, thank you for writing and thank you for sharing it. <3

on Dec. 19 2018 at 4:47 pm
kristjanscott BRONZE, Columbia, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Atticus,he was real nice...."

"Most people are,sout,when you finally see them"

-To Kill A Mockingbird,HAPPER LEE

i want to swallow the sun!

on Dec. 19 2018 at 11:15 am
jakejh PLATINUM, Murphysboro, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Don't set boundaries for yourself.
Because building boundaries is only going to keep you from doing the things you want to do.

This is amazingly vivid. Keep up writing awesome poetry. Feel free to check out my poetry if you don't mind.

on Nov. 28 2018 at 2:08 pm
Sophia_LaPalme PLATINUM, Loxley, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost

Wow! That was proof that simplicity is beautiful.

on Oct. 24 2018 at 3:51 pm
cat_the_creative GOLD, Austin, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
All endings are beginnings

THIS IS INCREDIBLE SO VIVID!

Catniss SILVER said...
on Oct. 20 2018 at 12:53 pm
Catniss SILVER, Jakarta, Other
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So beautifully and uniquely. Nice use of symbolism.

SonnyT BRONZE said...
on Oct. 16 2018 at 9:25 am
SonnyT BRONZE, Columbus, Ohio
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This is beautiful! The language, the imagery, I really enjoyed reading this poem!!

on Oct. 13 2018 at 3:22 pm
williamgrantland, Columbia, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
“Injustice everywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Unknown

wow! awesome job!!

on Oct. 1 2018 at 9:51 am
CheerSwimmer8 BRONZE, Browntown, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
Do it with passion or not at all

I want to swallow the sun now that was beautiful

kmagic BRONZE said...
on Sep. 28 2018 at 10:17 am
kmagic BRONZE, Denver, Colorado
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This made me almost cry my god this is such a beautiful peace.

GigiK BRONZE said...
on Sep. 25 2018 at 10:35 pm
GigiK BRONZE, Hayward, California
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This is so beautifullllllll
I’m dyinggggggg

deanib BRONZE said...
on Sep. 18 2018 at 7:54 pm
deanib BRONZE, Valle Vista, California
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I really enjoyed your description of how the sun felt in your chest and how it coated your tongue. However, I would say that the ending doesn't really fell resolved.

on Sep. 12 2018 at 10:50 am
rockstar_KK GOLD, Farmington, New Mexico
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Very descriptive. Well done.

on Sep. 8 2018 at 8:08 pm
ramblingwriter_7 GOLD, Dublin, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"I've realized now that our world doesn't define us, we define our world."

Beautiful! Great job.

on Aug. 25 2018 at 2:29 pm
natalie_reed13 GOLD, Blair, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
Don't play normal, play exceptionally.

@astork1322

on Aug. 24 2018 at 10:12 am
littlesun BRONZE, Plymouth, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
You're a hairy, wizard

this is soo beautiful omg

on Aug. 18 2018 at 2:53 am
Clary_Fray DIAMOND, Castro Valley, California
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Favorite Quote:
foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of the mind
-rwe

I like this a lot

on Aug. 10 2018 at 5:31 am
TeaOnPluto PLATINUM, Dublin, Other
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You have talent, this is really beautiful.

on Jul. 28 2018 at 5:12 am
Meghali Bari BRONZE, Indore, Other
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This poem is really wonderful .

on Jul. 25 2018 at 3:39 pm
Summer_R_Quinn DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy

This poem is so beautiful I'm speechless. I love the style, keep up the good work!


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