Wake Up and Hold On

Wake Up and Hold On

A Poem by Vicki Ruth

Limbs that won't move

drag the hours 

day by day


hope bleeds silently

at the end of December

January won't you be gone


along with February 

I long for a sky of blue

it is only a seasonal change

so it is said

yet I yearn for a sky of blue

this island is a tomb

my thoughts the nails

lock down

look down

ignore dull stabs of time

lest I fall


©2015 PoppySilver

© 2015 Vicki Ruth

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Vicki Ruth

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Beautiful Poppy Silver. A powerful yearning.

Posted 2 Years Ago

I love how you showed the powerfulness of blue by marking out it's existence in the vast sky.

Posted 2 Years Ago

I love that first line!
Keep it up!!

Posted 2 Years Ago

Winter breathes with possibility, but we only see the gray skies and feel the cold. You stir my soul, whatever the season, Poppy.

My best,

Posted 2 Years Ago

Living under a grey sky I understand these heartfelt and beautiful strains all too well:)

Posted 2 Years Ago

Well it was 80 degrees with blue skies where I live on Christmas. A very descriptive write on the emotions and feelings from you in this piece.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Funny how the color blue is associated with so much happiness
Out of the darkness into the perfect blue

dont we all long for that

Posted 2 Years Ago

Finally got some time to read you my friend...i wish and pray the blue sky for 2016 shine for you like it never did before!

Posted 2 Years Ago

is it that bad where you live? i like the imaginary of death through out the poem (coffin, bleading, nails)

Posted 2 Years Ago

A woman represents nature, then why she will not go through all what nature goes through. Withering and cold makes it appear lifeless but it is breathing and will prove every shallow eye wrong with the change of season. Until then...hang on to the warmth in your heart.

Posted 2 Years Ago

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Added on December 22, 2015
Last Updated on December 22, 2015


Vicki Ruth
Vicki Ruth

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