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silk melodies

October 22, 2018
By CelineK GOLD, Fortlee, New Jersey
CelineK GOLD, Fortlee, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
“There something hidden in all of us. Small gift waiting to be discovered.” ~Jacqueline Woodson

waves swallows me under silk blankets of the sea

while sand creeps up on me

I drown willingly

pain never got the best of me

sandpaper skin comes with rough edges

only pain for a moment

green voices don’t get deep in

sirens sing in the rays of mother herself

lulling kinds onto their shelf

last breath until cut stealth

poor men had too much wealth

The author's comments:

This piece is my deception of the siren and sailior myth. This not only descibes my personal perception of the myth itself, but was inspired by the elements in life that easily pull you under. I wrote about the melancholy emotions I sometimes feel throughout my day, and how I give up to easily, and live in that dreary and miserable state for the rest of the day. 

Some may be confused about the 'green voices' I refer to the second stanza. The 'green voices' are my description of converstational poison, comments dripping of envy, for example. 

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