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Slice of Cake

July 30, 2014
By Clary_Fray DIAMOND, Castro Valley, California
Clary_Fray DIAMOND, Castro Valley, California
50 articles 13 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of the mind
-rwe


Ha
Were a word
and a stare
apart from sky
terrifyingly new,
different,
strange happenstance;
if I were to fly
and catch my
rings they're heavier
and pass me by
no
wait
don't pass me by
long for a place
a leaf on a frond on a tree on this
fragile,
fragile earth
I wait
longer
than I
should have
to know
ever
knowing why
if ink were words
my tears
mayn't stain the
pages my words
may sear the faces
lashes on a shining
sphere,
it was quick,
it was much too quick
shoes, high-heeled,
and they tell a world of a story
slice of cake (is life too perfect?),
red pens bled
slowly, read me, read my
longing
I want a sky
I wish a star
woven from truths
and a tight schedule
I pray
though God may
or mayn't exist,
I don't know but
the eraser,
it's far nearer
than my pencil's graphite slowly
spreads,
and a calculator
can only go so far; but to say
and to flip a page
and the words
create images
which save lives,
inspiration from a
dream,
a block, plain white,
hollow
yet solid, the
screaming
never ceases
what mutation
has caused this earth t crumble
alas the cruelty
Columbus' sails
but they never
pondered the
truth, you know,
only the future
resides
but their minds,
weak,
they can cast
no spells, they are
but a

scar

on this earth.


The author's comments:
It's a world of meanings. I hope each person who reads this will deign to analyze it as well.

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on Aug. 22 2014 at 5:07 pm
Clary_Fray DIAMOND, Castro Valley, California
50 articles 13 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of the mind
-rwe

Thank you so much! I really appreciate that. And I'm glad that somebody appreciates my writing. :)

on Aug. 7 2014 at 8:27 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Amazing. This is absolutely beautiful, descriptive and deep. And also, amazing. I love that you just said what you said in your poem, and that you made some words up. Your poem has such depth and meaning. Your poem is one of my favorite favorites. Thank you for sharing this.


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