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Soapy Heels (Somewhere in the Golden West) MAG

April 13, 2014
By brynrdskynrd GOLD, Columbia, Missouri
brynrdskynrd GOLD, Columbia, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him." J.R.R. Tolkien


“Get up,” you insisted.
“There's a Diem to be Carpe'd.”
Your eyes glittered through
your hair, like the garden:
overgrown, forgotten,
pillow flattened and
beautiful.
You stomped out,
determinedly imploring
Why not?

I didn't mind;

Still, it was after, to the
vacant house I whispered,
Go where you please

see things I haven't seen;
wring Apathy's neck and take the
supporting hand Courage offers
as you taste the world
and its Seven Wonders;

I don't mind.

Get in late and dog-tired,
Grass stains
on the bottoms of your feet.
Tell me how Freedom feels:
like sand sifted through
your fingers;

I don't mind.

Because I've seen the Eighth Wonder
as the bed shakes
from your laughter,
telling stories made of smoke.
I will always remember the
way we are
now.



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on Sep. 23 2014 at 12:50 pm
jennag4 PLATINUM, New City, New York
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Favorite Quote:
I write to be the characters that I'm not.

really really love the imagery in the poem and espicially the last verse keep it up!