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The Margins MAG

May 18, 2010
By lildutchgurl BRONZE, Hillsborough, California
lildutchgurl BRONZE, Hillsborough, California
3 articles 2 photos 58 comments

Where sky meets water
is where I stand,
the brink between light and dark.
I dwell aloft the many shades of gray,
not black nor white
but ambiguity.
I am the time between day
and night,
the dawn, the dusk, the mix.
Not noise nor silence,
But muted chaos –
the only sound I emit.

Can you see my face grow hot
with immeasurable cold?
Do you hear my heart beat faster,
in the monotonous slow?
Will one taste
my sickly salted tears,
leaking from my pulse?
Has one felt this
unbearable stranded-ness
stemming from my roots?



amongst thousands

of beating hearts.

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KylieK GOLD said...
on Sep. 18 2012 at 1:25 pm
KylieK GOLD, Mt. Washington, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"To love is to surpass one's self."

This is breathtaking. It brought me to tears.   You are sensational.

on Jul. 19 2010 at 11:25 am
wind.and.rain.again BRONZE, Amherst, Massachusetts
4 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What is it you wish to do with your one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver

great again! when i read this poem and some of ur other ones it makes me want to write!

on Jun. 26 2010 at 1:05 pm
AngelBaby94 GOLD, Kingston, Tennessee
15 articles 8 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
An Eye For An Eye Will Only Make The World Blind

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.- Maya Angelou

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning. Maya Angelou

I Love This One To. I Agree With Feezewing About The Way You Put I Am Lost.

on Jun. 11 2010 at 8:07 pm
lildutchgurl BRONZE, Hillsborough, California
3 articles 2 photos 58 comments
thank you sooo much! it means a lot to me :)

liz975 SILVER said...
on Jun. 11 2010 at 6:59 pm
liz975 SILVER, Hollis, New Hampshire
5 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go out and do it. The world needs people who are alive."

oh my gosh that was amazing!!! It really made me think, and I love how you made "I Am Lost" three different lines, and then put in all that space! It really made the poem! Love it!!