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Tell Me

March 6, 2010
By Poet_in_Motion PLATINUM, Sharon, Massachusetts
Poet_in_Motion PLATINUM, Sharon, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Love one another." –George Harrison (his last words)

"and down they forgot as up they grew" –e.e. cummings

"The sea is just a wetter version of the sky..." –Regina Spektor

Tell me what the world is like
for my eyes have been sealed shut,
encrusted by flecks of sleep
for too long
and I’ve forgotten.
I miss the warmth
of a fellow human’s breath
upon my ashen skin
and I miss the image
of slender, screeching gulls flitting gracefully
over a stillborn lake.
Tell me what love is like.
I miss the look that lovers give each other
like there’s nothing else in the universe
except each other and a couple
of stray stars.
And I even miss the emptiness
the shuddering sobs within a locked room
when it has ended
knowing that, in a week,
it will no longer matter.
Tell me, my dearest, what life is like.
Does yours have a purpose now
or are you still wandering
through roadmaps and photographs
lies and sweet-nothings?
Are you a part of the universe,
just as I once was?

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This article has 4 comments.

on Aug. 31 2015 at 9:08 am
KayeIsWriting SILVER, Oxford, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself!" - Franklin Roosevelt

This is great! I think I'm in love with this poem!

on Mar. 21 2010 at 1:08 pm
sleeplessdreamer PLATINUM, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"I have always wanted to write in such a way that people say, 'I have always thought that but never found the words for it.'" -anonymous

i disagree with thorn, I think the subtle repetition of the title "Tell me" is plenty. This is great... good job. Different. Check out my work if you ever get the chance.

thorn said...
on Mar. 21 2010 at 12:58 am
i really like the free feeling and settling of the poem.

repition would make this a bit more edgy and give it something more in my opinion but its your poem and its quite good :)

on Mar. 19 2010 at 6:10 pm
deardiary BRONZE, Saskatoon, Other
3 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is a truth universally acknowedged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. -Pride and Prejudice

It sounds like it could be a song...