Cosmogyral

United States

and i am tired,
so very tired.

an ode to the stars i stole from the sky

October 14, 2020

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THIS IS A COLLECTION OF SHORT POEMS UNDER A SINGLE TITLE


XXXI. an ode to those who long to escape reality, 
follow the yellow lights.
         but please, be careful with words.
i think, at the very least,
you should live your own life.
         you may be young,
but all too soon, someone will tell you how to live your life.
         look at your hands,
the ones you've crafted in your youth,
this is your story.
         you cannot escape that which is real,
so follow the yellow lights,
         because i tell you to live.


What did you see/think when you read that? Tell me, please. The slightest flash or the most unintelligible thought, I'd like to know.
the first collection i'd published publicly was called i' wish i could live in the moment", and i never went anywhere with it because i had no idea what i was doing. it wasn't really recieved well on the site i published it on, so it'd been sitting.

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3 Comments
  • Eblinn

    wonderful poem!
    the first image i saw in my head, was the yellow lighting in a tunnel at night.


    5 months ago
  • Dmoral

    poetic definition for "innocence" is --- "you may be young, / but all too soon, someone will tell you how to live your life." and your opening? "an ode to those who long to escape reality, " i'm obsessed, really. love this whole thing---!!


    5 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    WOW this is wonderful! I love the message in this one.

    seriously, you need to publish this as a book of poems. i need this on my bookshelf. ;)


    5 months ago