Dmoral

United States

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she/her | est. 2018
lowkey actively; final months drawing close.

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she's kissing palms and morning suns

April 7, 2021

Alisa, you've yet to know the world little girl.

nature holds you, i've simply watched you grow; you may not remember
much of me, my name may echo slightly. but i've been there to watch
you roll to your knees and crawl to a run you race through the streets.
you're beautiful, did you know? you have that youthful soul and bubbly
giggle that spills across the lawn whenever the morning suns comes to
break dawn, shining through those white paled panes of your home.

Alisa, you've yet to know the world little girl.

society built you with brittle bones and your parents nurtured you so
your favorite color was the smile your mother gave; believe me, i know
it starts off easy, growing up to everyone's liking. but please, do not fear
caring for your own. the sparkle in your eyes glitters golds; silver linings
are only beginnings by the way your heart grows. and with your brothers'
roughhousing, you've always scratched your smooth palms playing; 
those pretty sundresses you adore won't stop you from engaging.

Alisa, you've yet to know the world little girl.

there are some recoveries you just can't make; take it from me,
an old soul who's known the life she's lived would never lay claim
​as the easy road. ​& there 'ought to be a name for a babysitter,
that calls your house a home; yet, this poem's not about me, no,
never once there's been an I in the world you've yet to call your own.
all to say, Alisa, is you're stronger than any girl i've come to know:
keep kissing your small palms i know will one day hold the world,
keep kissing the morning suns i know make your strength only glow
.
Alisa, a beautiful name with Hebrew origin, means "happiness" more specifically, "great happiness."

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5 Comments
  • Wisp

    Goodness, it slips from lips like silk. Feels like erupting butterflies and light breezes. There's this sense of parental love, growing and watching as your child grows in this piece, a sense of protecting another life. It makes my heart ache, because the meaning in your stanzas, the message you're trying to get across is so beautiful, so poignant, and so riveting. Just reading this feels like a stab to the heart, because it's encouraging, yet urgent, gentle and calming, like open arms when you return back home. The last few pieces of yours I've read have been soft and homey, but this one sends me back. It makes my heart pang and grasp at itself. It sends chills up my spine and makes my toes curl, because they're such fragile emotions you encompass, something that is so fluttery to the touch, something that melts your insides and can't help but place a smile on your face. And the meaning behind the name, goodness Dmoral, I cannot even begin to tell you how much that broke me. It brought this whole new emphasis to the piece and it made it all the more bittersweet.


    3 months ago
  • nolongeractive

    This is just magnificent and I love the meaning. I love this!! It is such an interesting title and concept and I read it like five times! It is so magical and really moved me; you have so much talent.


    6 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    this is beautiful! wow, so fresh and new and just... perfect? i love it :)
    "believe me, i know / it starts off easy, growing up to everyone's liking. but please, do not fear / caring for your own"
    "no, / never once there's been an I in the world you've yet to call your own"
    and gosh the ending is just spectacular... wow! at the end, i just sighed and smiled and sat for a moment. this is beautiful :)

    do you plan on recording it?


    6 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Oh and the name Alisa is so pretty I love Hebrew names


    6 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Oh! Oh I love this!
    "your favorite color was the smile your mother gave; believe me, i know
    it starts off easy, growing up to everyone's liking."
    That's my favorite part. It made me smile and gasp and eee I just love it.


    6 months ago