The Molding Clay of My Particular Humanity

The Molding Clay of My Particular Humanity

A Poem by Lost in Wonderland

I am from ant bites,

From scraped knees,

From Sponge Bob on the T.V.

I am from teddy bears,

From night lights,

And my dad singing me to sleep.

 

I am from around the world and back again-

From pirates, to princes, to fugatives-

All at the edge of my fingertips.

I am from too few concerts

            (But too many dreams.)

I am from dance calls, and rehearsal halls,

And constant auditioning.

 

I am from Novels,

         From Stories,

         From Poetry.

I’m from Poe, from Clair, from Stephen King.

I’m from a world that no one can find-

For sadly it exists only in my mind.

 

There’s a journal- yes journal- not diary,

In it I keep secrets

            Embeded in poetry.

It’s worn, and weathered, and very well loved,

And though it’s almost full, I can’t give it up.

There’s ten blank pages- I’ve counted, I swear-

And on those empty lines, I can’t help but stare.

I’m from the paper filled with nightmares and dreams,

But I wonder what those 10 pages hold for me…


© 2014 Lost in Wonderland



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Lost in Wonderland
A mundane Lit&Comp assignment gone right.

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I also had to do this assignment! Yours turned out so much more thought-provoking, introspective, and interesting than mine, though! You did a fantastic job in turning a formulaic poetry assignment into a individualized, lovely composition.

Awesome job!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Lost in Wonderland

2 Years Ago

Thank you very much! I'm sure yours was lovely:)
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devon

2 Years Ago

You're welcome!
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that's the beauty in writing a journal, you can write almost everything unlike a diary, I swear I have one before, but then I just could not keep up when life gets you more busier than ever, its even harder to write.... great job on this assignment, my friend. :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Lost in Wonderland

2 Years Ago

Thank you! And I agree about diaries. I've tried to keep one but alas... it hasn't worked.
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Beautifully mysterious... the introspections of you... giving us glimpses of your past... your present... and your future... all these experiences that define you... that shape you... and yet, you are free.. free to fill in all those blank spaces with your life... How we all long to see what those pages hold... :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lost in Wonderland

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much for this lovely review :)
This is interesting. I see the symbolism but some of it elludes me.

Posted 3 Years Ago



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