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The Eclectic Pen - Just A Moment

By: Lindsay M. (theresacowinmypants)   + 9 more  
Date Submitted: 2/2/2007
Last Updated: 2/2/2007
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 89

  We sold our smiles to the moment
And shed our skins in
The chilled night air
(Everything looks so beautiful
Through the veil of stars…)

The air below is fogged by
The synchronized breathing of marching men
But our breaths are so sporadic;
(Should we stop breathing
Just for the sake of a steady beat?)

Raw and naked truths dance through
Metallic irises,
Stained by mortal sin
(We shackle ourselves to these frigid realties
Just for some semblance of temporary release.)

But then, the moment passes
And our feet touch the ground,
Heavy and graceless.
(Now we can look into the mirror
And find reason to smile.)

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Marta J. (booksnob) - 2/3/2007 8:43 PM ET
Powerful. I enjoyed the imagery.
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