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Raindrops in the Snow

June 29, 2021
By SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]


Where people come and go

Like raindrops in the snow

They stay for mere seconds

And leave, but another one beckons

And for a moment I grasp the illusion

Of belonging- but of course it's a delusion

Raindrops trickle through your fingers

And only emptiness lingers

And the someday isn't enough

But if I pretend nobody can call my bluff

Brief belonging is all I have

And though it can't stave

The loneliness constant

I may be despondent

But I can belong in my head

The thought drops my stomach like lead

Belonging I can borrow

But I cannot hold raindrops from the snow


The author's comments:

another real poem. wow its like a broke a dam and now reality is exploding from it.

i wanted to toy with 'where people come and go; like raindrops in the snow' because it has potential. it was from a trash poem that was written by accident when I wasn't fully conscious. but those lines had potential.


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on Oct. 18 2021 at 9:26 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

I have friends right now, and I can't stop asking when they'll leave and I'll be alone again. I wonder how many times I can take before I do something stupid like close myself off to humans entirely(actually that's a good plot. is this what my life is? inspiration for plots? I don't really mean that I'm just in a weird mood. I should just be happy and enjoy socialness while I have it.)

on Jul. 16 2021 at 5:32 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

online friends are the way to go there.
I'm not homeschooled, I've only been for 2 years(8 grades apart), but I don't fit in and I don't have many irl friends.
i would suggest not reading a poem I wrote called let me tell you a story because if you will almost certainly explode and then you'll have to worry about what your parents think when they find you dead.

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Jul. 15 2021 at 10:22 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
153 articles 41 photos 1019 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

I know, like, right? There are times when I hate being homeschooled because I feel the world passing me by while I'm stuck up in my room or playing with my parents. No belonging for me. I hate to hurt my parents' feelings, but I just can't understand them and they just can't understand me. So I cut myself clean from my fake self that often exists around them. At least for a little while. Sooner or later I'll come back, discontented but numbing it with laughter at dumb jokes. If I cut myself off from my parents and refuse to do anything with them again, I will be free from what they think of me, but I will be so alone because I have hardly anyone besides them to turn to. All this has gone on too many times and too silently. Real self upstairs, fake self downstairs. Oh I've got to leave now if they want me to have their goodnight ritual. I'm sorry.

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Jul. 15 2021 at 10:18 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
153 articles 41 photos 1019 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

That's some real soul-smackin' poetry there.