Ember

February 15, 2013
By AnaCeleste GOLD, Johnstown, Ohio
AnaCeleste GOLD, Johnstown, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Not all those who wander are lost." (J.R.R. Tolkien)


Here I lie
Awake and dead,
For as I linger
In dormant dread

I search for light
That was once there
But disappeared
Within my hair

Has it returned?
Seems I’m too far
To reach for the
eternal star

That, washed up on the rocky tide,
Seems to ’ve fizzled out and died…
Save for an ember, glowing bright,
As He provides eternal light.


The author's comments:
I actually had a period when I thought my writing was, well, not so great, but this poem is what seemed to spark my inspiration again. :) I wrote this at a dark point where I was re-evaluating myself in general, shortly after breaking up with my boyfriend.

Oh, and let me explain the part about my hair. I suppose, to me, it was a symbol of some sort: a symbol of who I used to be. I cut off my long, curly, thick hair for short, straight hair right before my family moved and "started over". Just to clear up confusion. Haha, it seems like I just randomly started talking about my hair in there.

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