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Breaking Spring MAG

August 22, 2008
By Tara Stark BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
Tara Stark BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
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my pale skin sits idle,
clean and smooth.
the blood flows orderly
in a circle
through my veins.
too long has it been kept in its narrow prison
too long has my skin lay unbroken.
the paint is drying
it won’t be good much longer now.
i itch to be broken open,
to flow and breathe the air into myself.
to feel the purple petals on the surface,
the crimson stems running down to my fingertips.
winter is over,
and with the spring
the flower will come.

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on Nov. 12 2011 at 4:22 pm
MarieLouiseA SILVER, Newmarket, Other
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This is really good! (: i like the relation between two different topics! check out my work and comment if you have time? thanks!

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on Jun. 13 2011 at 11:18 am
spency SILVER, Irvington, New Jersey
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on Dec. 10 2010 at 8:44 am
ShelbyMarie93 PLATINUM, Lexington, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
"When Death to either shall come -- I pray it be first to me." ~Robert Bridges
"Life is not a jump; it's a headfirst dive."
"Within you I lose myself; without you I find myself wanting to be lost again."

╚══`.¸.Isaac H.

I, like others I've seen, initially thought this was about something else...if you catch my drift. It sparked my interest because that's truly how it is...but whatever you meant for it to be about, it's great. You have an awesome way with words. Check out some of my work? :)

LadyScarlet said...
on Aug. 8 2010 at 1:38 am

I was wondering if it was my experiences brought to the poem, but I see the undercurrent as well.

Either way - amazing.

on Jun. 17 2009 at 12:39 am
lexi10824 PLATINUM, Portalnd, Oregon
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I've read several of your poems. They are all inspirational and definately seasonal. This particualar one is awesome...keep it up! <3

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on Mar. 18 2009 at 12:59 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

this is really beautiful

on Feb. 18 2009 at 10:27 pm
Hay_Wire PLATINUM, Independence, Missouri
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wow. i love this.. i can see what others se, but mabe i can see an undercurrent as well? mabe this isnt all about spring? whatever it is, its great.

on Feb. 13 2009 at 3:35 am
this is amazing, i love the imagery, keep writing, you're really good =]

JustMeBnI said...
on Jan. 26 2009 at 3:11 am
i thought it was deep and can be interpreted many ways, relating to every reader in a different way

on Jan. 25 2009 at 11:39 pm
That was good. Nice flow and I agree that the imagery was great. Very insightful. And it makes me even more ready for spring to come! Very nice. Love the title too. Keep Writing!

on Jan. 25 2009 at 9:59 pm
I love the imagery. Very pretty. I like how you are describing how winter makes you feel enclosed and sheltered. Its just you need to capitalize words.

on Jan. 25 2009 at 9:18 pm