(I Need To Be) Poetry

(I Need To Be) Poetry

A Poem by Karina Longo
"

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

"
I wanna die in the arms of life
and be reborn with the sun.
I wanna breathe light,
Feel light
And enlight it all.

I want to cure wounds -
with nothing but words.
I want to give for free
the script of my soul -
Then I'm whole.

I need to be poetry -
not only poetic.
I despise rhymes,
while I love rhymes -
Imitation is limitation
But coincidence
is such a dear shelter.

I take contradiction as a bless
While I anticipate the worst
Hoping for the best
I paint a beautiful oblivion,
a flawed miracle;
It's all inside my head.

I am the dawn and the dew -
Perfectly imperfect -
Oh, the shadow never rest.
I know sometimes silence tells
the best tales
Let me write though,
I won't say words
But let me be - words.

Let me react, let me object
Never an inbetweener,
just a painful dreamer
who tries to skip bad reality
like kids do their skipping
in the backyard.

I just want to heal - and be real
I'll leave behind the rough draft of me
Recreate - reinvent - rewrite
Finally - break free -
And finally - maybe - be
An infinite piece of
poetry.

© 2011 Karina Longo



Author's Note

Karina Longo
"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth"

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Ahh. I think this is the best poem you have written Katrina. I love it." a flawed miracle. It's all inside my head" divine. My only though would be to replace the wort enlight either to enlighten if that is what you mean, or to illuminate or something without the word light in it because you have life, light, and light already in the same stanza and it detracts from the beauty of the meaning. Way to go!


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This was so beautifully deep, I enjoyed it entirely.
♥ Ta'Shandra

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So beautifully deep. As I have mentioned before, your words capture me and hold me tightly with such power that it always leaves me a little off guard.

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lovely timeless poem, with the intricate flow weaving in and out of your creative word play

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you don't need to be - you already are :)

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I wanna die in the arms of life
and be reborn with the sun.
I wanna breathe light,
Feel light
And enlight it all.

From this opening stanza I then drank from your lines and WOW absolutly brill

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this is the best! perfectly written by the hand and mind of a real poet. this is very wonderful Karina...so wonderful!

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really to the point and so well said, i enjoyed your write.

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Some sharp and clever phrases, a fine piece of poetry. Well done.

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I like a lot of your pieces, but this has to be one of my favorites. Nice.


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Karina Longo
Karina Longo

Further Away, Somewhere, Brazil



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I'm a lyric writer/poet since I was 13. First of all, I would write on my language (Portuguese) only. But then I taught myself English and with time I've got confident enough to write some lyrics/.. more..

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