Quest For Grace

December 7, 2011
Have you ever looked down on a barren land
Searching for the brushstrokes of an unknown hand?

Staring into a sky of robin egg blue
Tracing hairline cracks signaling life anew

Lifting up wings promising the gift of flight
To soar up to the stars twinkling in the night

Diving to the depths past the ships in the sea
Rising with the waves yearning to be free

Flowing with the ink across a blank, white sheet
Staining graceful fingertips, smooth and neat

Framing slender arms in the light of the moon
A delicate dancer twirling to a soft, light tune

Gazing at still water in the quest for grace
The answer is written there, in the reflected face

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Destinee This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 6, 2012 at 11:53 pm
LOVE!!! Omg, beautiful imagery Liz! :) Good job. And I love the ending..reminds me of The Lion King and know the scenes with the mirror/water/reflection thing? :)
savetheplanet replied...
Feb. 7, 2012 at 1:58 am
Thanks Destinee! And yes, I remember that scene, now that I think of it :)
IamtheshyStargirl said...
Jan. 23, 2012 at 6:05 pm
This is beautiful, Liz :) The imagery reminds me of Raven, but it is wholly yours. Thanks for posting this, I am honored to be the first commentor.
savetheplanet replied...
Jan. 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm
AW THANKS STARGIRL! And of course, the honor is all yours :)
Aderes47 replied...
Feb. 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Totally agree with stargirl! :)

You've improved so much in your poetry-you've come a long way. 

I've missed you! Been so busy with  school. :(

Saw a comment with you and raven. By the way, so proud of you taking APUSH! :) 

How are you? 

I miss Raven. :(

I'm going to write a fareweel poem, he still comments once in a while. :)

savetheplanet replied...
Feb. 29, 2012 at 7:47 pm
I'm doing amazing right now actually, and yeah, this is a bit better than my first poem hehe...  You haven't been on in a while, we've missed you.  Thank you by the way.  So Raven's gone, but he does come back every once in a while.  Hopefully you'll catch him :)
Aderes47 replied...
Feb. 29, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Missed you too! :)

Still shocked by Raven's absence but other than that, I'm great. :)

Hope I do too. :)

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