Just Another Day

October 31, 2011
By PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)


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.


The author's comments:
I wrote this on the bus, in the rain, missing my friend Denali.

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on Aug. 22 2012 at 11:31 am
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Already working on it :)

on Aug. 21 2012 at 6:24 pm
Nguyenkhanh SILVER, Ho Chi Minh, Other
7 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

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. 

on Aug. 21 2012 at 4:07 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

:) thanks  

on Aug. 21 2012 at 4:06 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

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. 

on Aug. 19 2012 at 7:55 am
Nguyenkhanh SILVER, Ho Chi Minh, Other
7 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

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 read from you and some others, are very good :) 

on Aug. 13 2012 at 11:34 pm
Ga-GahKayMarie GOLD, Patterson, California
14 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
If there is one word to describe life it is one

I really liked this your chorus was great and I really like the images you gave me in my head!

on Mar. 25 2012 at 3:23 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Thanks! And thanks for commenting! 

on Mar. 25 2012 at 3:22 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Oh good! Thanks!

on Mar. 25 2012 at 3:22 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Thank you Leafy!

on Mar. 13 2012 at 6:48 pm
Behind_a_Plastic_Smile GOLD, Roseville, California
17 articles 1 photo 129 comments

Favorite Quote:
"if you're not 1st you're last"

5/5 completely loved it the flow was strong and ur diction was so powerful

Jfry12 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 14 2012 at 2:20 am
Jfry12 BRONZE, Atherton, California
2 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do or do not
There is no try
-- Yoda

"I've heard the word 'fear'. I simply choose to believe it doesn't apply to me."
-- Cassandra Claire

I really love this poem! The tone and flow strongly conveyed the emotion.

leafy said...
on Nov. 19 2011 at 8:51 am
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

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

on Nov. 15 2011 at 5:18 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

I've like your stuff, too. I think you might like my piece ".Blue" just based on your style. 

on Nov. 13 2011 at 3:05 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

:) thanks!

on Nov. 13 2011 at 12:53 pm
J-Poetry-R SILVER, Enterprise, Alabama
6 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My greatest writings are on the pages of life"
- J-Poetry-R

wow! love this poem


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