Whatever doesn't kill you

by The Princess   Dec 23, 2010


They questioned my sanity

for I feared not
the rage
of the seven seas
nor the falling of
a thousand meteors,
should either chew
on the hem of my dress
or on my heart

I questioned
their sanity

for they always hid
behind curtains and in
key holes,
sheltering
their precious feet
from the wetness of the ocean
and fearing the strike of
a star

We never really understood each other

for where I pondered whether to wear
the sun; a bracelet around my wrist,
or a comb in my hair

they bathed in sunscreen
and wore

sunglasses.

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  • 6 years ago

    by silent turbulence

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  • 6 years ago

    by silent turbulence

    Without a doubt the most brilliant piece I have read in a long long time, and most definitely one of the finest poems on this forum.

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  • 6 years ago

    by Mermaids Lullaby

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  • 6 years ago

    by Stephy

    I like the poem...It's interesting

  • 6 years ago

    by silvershoes

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