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The Eclectic Pen - Invention

By: Sophira B. (sophiraness)   + 13 more  
Date Submitted: 10/29/2008
Last Updated: 10/29/2008
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 202

  A desire observed
since childhood
an illusion rendered law
to my tender mind

Blindly, clawing to reach an
undefined goal
known only to me as something
other than myself

an unnamed face
in an unknown place
effort wrought with unbelievable

till - drowning
in the ocean of a world
with no air for feeble lungs

I created
my neccesity
birthing an invention
of me

perfection in its three
dimensional image; faulty at first
then with details so fine
they seasoned with time

I rejoice!
Complete, attack the world
with this newfound warrior
sharp, steely, immovable

I applaud her every
effort - she rewarded
me with success...
no matter how temporary her power

her efforts, in time proved
futile, her attempts
at conquering an untamed world,

she rose like ashes, her
embers burning my visage as
her plea rose like a phoenix
in its last glorious moment -


I mourned for the loss of her
my birthed twin, my better half
she failed me, when most needed

This time; her ashes collected
but none arose
I danced around her grave
Vortexed power from inner eye

but instead of volcanic heat
ice enshrouded me - and her
memory burned only
permanently into the past

Eyes raking in mud,
I trudged silently away from her
final resting place
breathed a prayer for grace

I mourn her loss still
fond memories of her glorious
rise - and an
embittered, disillusioned face

I am left alone
now, truly,
only me

no hidden power, no super feats.

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Sophira B. (sophiraness) - 10/29/2008 2:54 PM ET
a feeble attempt to capture an image that didnt translate into words.
Marta J. (booksnob) - 10/30/2008 8:51 AM ET
No--it's certainly not feeble! I see this as a mourning of your past self, and this is something many of us can relate to.
Eva L. (wearetrees) - 10/30/2008 4:16 PM ET
I love this poem, Sophira. Many wonderful images and a graceful flow...
Lena S. (SquirrelNutkin) - 11/4/2008 4:14 PM ET
This is wonderful
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