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Just Another Day

Just another day
in the loneliest lifetime
Just another wave
of my fading light
Just another waste
of someone else's time

This pen and ink will crumble
Before these eyes, this heartless face
And all the thoughts return to memory,
And learn to rest on artless grace,
Artless grace.

So I will sing,
Sing my song again,
And I'll write when I can't control my pen
Because sometimes the thing
most precious to me
Can't be packaged up
in poetry.
Like the bright red leaf
when the sky is grey
And the way the sky seems
to call my name;
I can't explain…

Just another swing
in the fight of indifference
Just another deed
in the halls
Of all the mighty kings:
Another want,
another want inside a world of need

So I will sing,
Sing my song again,
And I'll write when I can't control my pen
Because sometimes the thing
most precious to me
Can't be packaged up
in poetry.
Like her bright red lips
under eyes so grey
And the way that they used
to call my name;
I can't explain…

And I can feel
the rhythm of
the river rising
And the rain
is falling down
and everything
is dancing to the sound
tonight:
Its not a flowing but a moment,
and I'm
d r o w n i n g

So I will sing,
Sing my song again,
And I'll write when I can't control my pen
Because sometimes the thing
most precious to me
Can't be packaged up
in poetry.
Like the bright red leaf
when the sky is grey
And the way the sky seems
to call my name;
I can't explain…
Like her bright red lips
under eyes so grey
And the way that they used
to call my name;
I can't explain…

Just another day
the slightest shade of night:
Another grey that won't
fade to black or white
Another way
to run away
from another fight.





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Nguyenkhanhtran said...
Aug. 19, 2012 at 7:55 am
Reading through some of your poems, Paigestreet, I see a delicate mix of a songbird- free and flexible, at the same time being like promises, solid and concrete. That is, on your voice. On your energy, it is calm, flowing smoothly. This poem being just that, just like the classic ' a song for you'. From this one, i like: ' Another want inside a world of need (s).' This alone speaks of a soft loneliness, a soft hunger for your friend. Well, this poem, like many poems i have re... (more »)
 
PaigeStreet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm
Nguyenkhanhtran, thank you. Your lucid reading of me through my poetry is one of the most encouraging I have ever recieved. Thank you for taking the time to read my works, and deliver such thoughtful analysis. 
 
Nguyenkhanhtran replied...
Aug. 21, 2012 at 6:24 pm
it is only fair because if i have done it to others, why not to you? By the way, if you can, please give your comments on my works, if that is possible. 
 
PaigeStreet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 22, 2012 at 11:31 am
Already working on it :)
 
Ga-GahKayMarie said...
Aug. 13, 2012 at 11:34 pm
I really liked this your chorus was great and I really like the images you gave me in my head!
 
PaigeStreet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm
:) thanks  
 
Behind_a_Plastic_Smile said...
Mar. 13, 2012 at 6:48 pm
5/5 completely loved it the flow was strong and ur diction was so powerful
 
PaigeStreet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 25, 2012 at 3:23 pm
Thanks! And thanks for commenting! 
 
Jfry12 said...
Feb. 14, 2012 at 2:20 am
I really love this poem! The tone and flow strongly conveyed the emotion.
 
PaigeStreet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm
Oh good! Thanks!
 
leafyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 19, 2011 at 8:51 am
Wow, nice poem, you can definitely tell the emotion in here. I don't really have much to critique on here, the flow was good, i liked the refrain...so yah, 5/5
 
PaigeStreet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm
Thank you Leafy!
 
J-Poetry-R said...
Nov. 13, 2011 at 12:53 pm
wow! love this poem
 
PaigeStreet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 13, 2011 at 3:05 pm
:) thanks!
 
PaigeStreet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 15, 2011 at 5:18 pm
I've like your stuff, too. I think you might like my piece ".Blue" just based on your style. 
 
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