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  • Writer's pictureThe Damsel

Yellowing Pages

Sitting here writing

Wisps of image

Shrouded shadow

Of Imagined future

Passed before me

Danced like film

Across my vision

The cold

It touched my shoulder

The sounds

They faded away

Like yellowing pages

And I saw your face

As it could be

Your arm over

Around my shoulders

The whisper 

Of those words

The ones I love

To hear you say

Then it crumpled 

Like falling dough

The bread collapsed

And I was chewing 

On nothing

Poem 105 ~ 4/10/2013

     Memories, feelings, and thoughts diminish over time. What once was often changes. Sometimes, looking over older poems the emotions I wrote feel like a lie. As the writer, I know what each poem was born through. However, just because the adoration, pain, or perspective has passed as I've grown... that doesn't negate the validity of writing. Every poem has helped me realize, handle, and come to grips with what I have felt. At the moment of creation, each poem has filled it's purpose.


     I have grown, I have changed. I continue to feel, and I must accept the moving on that is life. You cannot cling on to who you have been, or who you were. Later it may feel like you chewed on nothing. But at the time, that "nothing" felt like something. Poetry is a way to express my now, and reflect on the past.  

     "I am a slave to emotion... Pens... Keep working... Until I need you no more... which will be when I stop feeling" 

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