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October 7, 2012
By Arrow.Kay SILVER, Woodstock, Virginia
Arrow.Kay SILVER, Woodstock, Virginia
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And here it comes again,
that old-time movie sadness.
Silence and the clatter of a film reel
throw you into a consciousness
that the monochrome screen
robbed you of during the second feature.
Even a mouthful of room-temperature popcorn
with a buttery oil from a seed from
an island you have never been to
can mask the loneliness on your face when
you spot the couple two rows ahead of you,
their faces colliding under the glow of the
the credits, like they stayed to see who was
in charge of casting.
Then you realize that you are the theater
people go to when they want to remember
how things used to be, and
how much they're missed

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Beila BRONZE said...
on Mar. 1 2015 at 8:44 am
Beila BRONZE, Palo Alto, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." -Mark Twain

The simplicity and elegance of your writing is lovely. My favorite part of this poem, though, is the title. Somehow, it's perfect.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 13 2013 at 4:14 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I'm awed by your incredible talent to write. Your poetry is just marvelous. I love it! I love it! I love it! Everything about this poem.