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I Would Have to Settle

August 30, 2009
By FreakyEyed DIAMOND, Juneau, Alaska
FreakyEyed DIAMOND, Juneau, Alaska
53 articles 29 photos 111 comments

Favorite Quote:
"This, too, will pass."

In my dream last night
I dreamt
I kissed a man in purple;

He had plastic bags over his lips
And I had to nibble them away,
As his fingers (made of chalk)
Left white streaks in my hair.

‘Full moon sways’
Like the cradle of a mother’s arms
On the coldest winter day
(In a faraway place);
Scarves and stockings in dressers--
“I have always been waiting for you,”
He said.

The author's comments:
...for something less.

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on Apr. 1 at 6:41 am
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on Jun. 16 2022 at 1:01 pm
AztroWorkz BRONZE, Bellingham, Washington
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I feel like I both understand and can't comprehend this poem. I like it.

on Jan. 1 2017 at 1:51 am
maddielouwho88 SILVER, Ada, Michigan
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"Too low they build who build beneath the stars." --Edward Young, "Night Thoughts"

I love the plastic bags over the lips-- such a unique, yet beautiful sensation

on Jul. 16 2016 at 11:43 pm
ayam_maya BRONZE, Kenmore, Washington
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Like someone else said, great imagery! Very surreal Also, like another someone else said, I don't get it but I definitely like it :)

on Apr. 20 2016 at 8:17 pm
ambivalent SILVER, West Bend, Wisconsin
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everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. the worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. [sylvia plath]


on Nov. 29 2015 at 6:59 pm
Savannainthesky GOLD, West Suffield, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"It may have been in pieces.. but I gave you the best of me"-Jim Morrison(the doors)

I love the imagery!!

on Dec. 30 2014 at 10:55 pm
Thefanatasticagirlie101 SILVER, Euless, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our mind. That's what I hope to give you forever." ~The Notebook

Wow! I'm a loss for words right now, but really great job detailing an imagery-based dream.

on Aug. 28 2014 at 11:38 am
haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
70 articles 5 photos 195 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

― Mary Oliver

I love the imagery when you wrote that his fingers left white streaks in your hair. I like how this was so visual, and surreal. It reminds me of my own dreams. I can relate. 

on Sep. 16 2013 at 2:03 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1159 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

I don't get it, but I like it (:

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 8 2013 at 3:51 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I don't know why but it gave me chills.

rachboosh said...
on Feb. 7 2013 at 7:03 pm
rachboosh, Atlanta, Georgia
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love this. very surreal.