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White Birds

August 1, 2016
By pineappler03 SILVER, Waterford, Connecticut
pineappler03 SILVER, Waterford, Connecticut
6 articles 1 photo 61 comments

When you see the glimmering green,
play catch with golden snow,
and a spray reaches down,
to caress your cheeks,
you know you’re there.

The face of a phoenix,
kissing your skin,
leaving it’s honey lipstick,
you know you’re there.

Misshapen clouds gliding,
through the ink hue,
fall to our feet,
consuming stolen treasures,
and escape from miniature shadows,
rushed squeals from the addiction,
you know you’re there.

When your chest expands,
with the clapping of shore,
and contracts,
enclosing in the invisible night,
you know you’re there.

Dipping a toe into,
rolling layers of silver dough,
and pulling your stomach together,
submerging underneath the glitter,
finding it slow,
but in a quick,
you know you’re there-
you know you’re there.

The author's comments:

Inspired by Belinda Longmiles’s, ‘Chillicothe’

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This article has 4 comments.

HammadWaseem said...
on Aug. 27 2016 at 1:01 pm
HammadWaseem, Lahore, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Be proud of who you are.

You can't see me
-John Cena

Ooh, somebody stop me!

That's amazing @pineappler03 btw will you check and comment on my teen ink video work named,"The Unbeatable Breakdancer"? :)

on Aug. 26 2016 at 4:24 pm
pineappler03 SILVER, Waterford, Connecticut
6 articles 1 photo 61 comments
Thank you :)

on Aug. 25 2016 at 6:35 pm
addictwithapen PLATINUM, Norfolk, Virginia
21 articles 14 photos 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm at it again as an addict with a pen." - twenty one pilots, addict with a pen

Very nice! Love the description, especially "play catch with golden snow" and "honey lipstick". This made me feel calm and content. :)

on Aug. 18 2016 at 2:09 pm
Dream_Palace SILVER, Thousand Oaks, California
5 articles 0 photos 5 comments
I really like this! The two main feelings I get from reading this poem are nostalgia and contentedness, and I think you really managed to bring these two emotions out! Great job! (PS Thanks for commenting on my poem "Hourglass"!)