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Graffiti on the Dawn MAG

By Amalie K., Brooklyn, NY

      I

Gonna get my living on

Graffiti on the dawn

Although I’ve never drawn

Love

And beautiful women before

There is always a first

Coerced into everything

But the unrehearsed

Lines of true living

Like how the earth made love to the sky

And that’s where you and I

Come from

we arrived

warriors of the steel drum

Never to ask how come

we arrived

this way

I

Gonna get my living on

Graffiti on the dawn

Though the sun has undergone

The scissors

The amber blade

Laying sunshine in concave graves

Right next to those

I

Couldn’t

Save

Who numbered the days between cafes and the charcoal grays

Of passing away

Nicely

Where precisely

At dawn

I drew your picture although I’ve never drawn

As a symbol of your carrying on

Now

If only

I

Could get my living on.



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i love this so much!

Fantastic poem,very nice

adinar SILVER said...
on Nov. 20 2013 at 2:58 pm
adinar SILVER, Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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I love this- it would make an amazing song, the wording would fit really nicely to music!

Kiyoko GOLD said...
on Jun. 23 2013 at 10:51 pm
Kiyoko GOLD, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
Independence is my happiness, I view things as they are without regard to place or person. My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. - Thomas Paine

I normally have a hard time enjoying rhyming poetry, but this is really nice. Well done!

on May. 5 2013 at 2:17 am
Pareidolia GOLD, Kasilof, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"I'll make my way, until the universe can fit inside my heart"

"There is always a first Coerced into everything". Really great. 

aphids77 said...
on Oct. 9 2011 at 9:31 pm
aphids77, Holly Springs, North Carolina
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this is awesome. it really surpasses most of the moderatley good poems in the magazine. this one has personality, imagery, contains deeper meanings and u included a great rhyming pattern that most people would abuse and stretch too far to find words that rhyme.. but u mastered it. WELL DONE. :)

ZoeMi BRONZE said...
on Sep. 16 2009 at 6:40 pm
ZoeMi BRONZE, Wernersville, Pennsylvania
4 articles 7 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Someday I shall become a tree, and the wind will sing in my branches, and the sun will dance on my leaves, and I shall be strong and beautiful through all the seasons.”

Fantastic poem, flows well, simple and sweet imagery... Awesome job, keep writing!