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One Day

July 26, 2011
By BeLoveToday PLATINUM, Manchester, New Hampshire
BeLoveToday PLATINUM, Manchester, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
-Nelson Mandela

"Leave your fear of love behind,
let your dreaming be your guide.
If you seek, than you shall find."
-"Dreamer," by Elizaveta

Yesterday, I lost time.
It sprinted away from me in neon light-up sneakers
And I ran the race,
But didn’t win.

I created something beautiful.
I devoted pain to art, and danced for only myself.
Immersed in supreme pleasure, I strained each muscle,
Reaching for perfection contrary to realism,
And truly lived.

I was torn away, and I startled
Back into the world.
My words escaped me, and
Trampled and trounced and trashed.
I’m sorry.

I looked for the moon, and found it
In the sky.
Why can’t I belong up there? Free
Like a firefly, sweet
Like a cherry popsicle, beautiful
Like Easter lilies, strong
Like jazz trumpets, loved
Like eternal summer.

In the shower, I washed the day
Down the drain.
I scrubbed and bubbled away,
Until I could see myself again.
A frothy fluffy towel absorbed droplets off my skin,
And I slipped under smooth, cool sheets,
Wishing for tomorrow to come.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Aug. 30 2011 at 2:26 pm
livelovesmile GOLD, Gaithersburg, Maryland
19 articles 0 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am like a star burst. A juicy contradiction. I'm hard to figure out, but when you get to my center, your suprised! It's not what you thought it would be, huh.

This poem is wonderful.  I love how you higlighted the small things that make each day great!

on Aug. 9 2011 at 8:51 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
9 articles 0 photos 351 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

Beautifully written. Great work! Something so simple, but put to make a masterpiece. That's poetry right there!!