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Flying Running Crying

October 28, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me


If I could go running far from the house,

I would run to the thunderstorm trees

and ask them how they dare to hold their heads up.

 If I could capture a lady bird in a jar of lemon juice,

 I would sail away with shame.

If I were tied up to the ground with duct-tape rope,

I would be a madman named George

eating a whole forestful of blackbirds.

 If I were a blackberry,

 I would turn red and swollen like my teary eyes

and nobody would notice anything different.

 If I were a hill,

 fish would run up me on their scaly jumping fins.

If I were sea,

I would caress the tender sailors who fell into my sorrow.

If I could sleep and not worry,

I would be a bridge with stars passing under my chords.


The author's comments:

OK, maybe this was written by a mental institution escapee, but let's be tolerant here. A little craziness never hurt anybody...


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Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Nov. 10 2021 at 11:08 am
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

He's one of my friends at the mental institution.:)

on Nov. 10 2021 at 11:07 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

...you would be a madman named george?
i have so many questions.