Forever the Summer Girl

Forever the Summer Girl

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver


Life
a precious gem
out of our control
fragile in worn hands

I am the summer girl
fading in autumn
attempts to let go
haunt a grey day

When younger
I wanted to pluck planets
from the sky
now I draw down the moon
to cope with reality

Depression
is not all jagged edges
sometimes it's silken scales on a dragon's wing
that temporarily lets you dream if you are lucky

In-between those dreams
frozen days can be so cruel
even the landscape bleeds
unseen

I recently read about a sixth extinction
and I can't help thinking
there will be no reboot
when it comes

Life
is a precious gem
out of our control
fragile in worn hands

I am fading as summer
falls prey to shrinking light
daylight savings shall soon bind my sight
even dragons tire of circling the moon



©2016 PoppySilver


© 2016 Poppy Ruth Silver



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Poppy Silver,
This is me; that is I truly identify as I am sure do many others that have read your "Forever a Summer Girl."
Depression, sometimes silken scales on a dragon's wing. Now that is cool! Love your writeing. I am just a pretty basic writer, at least I feel that way upon reading something like this .......Blessings to you Kathy

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you Kathy, blessings to you too :)



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it's lovely to see fantastical imagery to symbolize unreachable happiness; i daydream about lovely, fantastical moments tooooooo much - does that mean i'm sad too? (rhetorical question, btw)

Posted 10 Months Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

10 Months Ago

Thank you very much hon:)
fragile in worn hands
that line is like the aging parents
holding the dearest child.
my favorite line here

Posted 11 Months Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

10 Months Ago

Thank you very much Bacchus :)
Enjoyed reading your poem.
"Forever Summer Girl."
I like the imagery and description about summer. Well written and expressed.

Posted 12 Months Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

10 Months Ago

Thank you very much Celie :)
Beautifully woven tale of summer...

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

10 Months Ago

Thank you:)
I am not a fan of summer, but the language you use in this poem offers a great insight into how you see and love Summer. I love the way you described the cyclical events, and "Plucking planets," wonderful .

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Rebecca, thank you very much :)
Poppy Silver,
This is me; that is I truly identify as I am sure do many others that have read your "Forever a Summer Girl."
Depression, sometimes silken scales on a dragon's wing. Now that is cool! Love your writeing. I am just a pretty basic writer, at least I feel that way upon reading something like this .......Blessings to you Kathy

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you Kathy, blessings to you too :)
After autumn comes the winter and so follows the summer. Fine will be those days when rays will strike again till then we have to wait in pain.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you Sudeep :)
Life always finds a way. There is one image which I have which reinforces what I say, will share it you when I have the time. There are so many creatures, I feel life will just shift to another life form which would have withstood the apocalypse.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you Ashan :)
So wonderful!

I adore it, truly on spot.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you Josie :)
Josie E. Cook M. A.

1 Year Ago

:) You are welcome!
So beautiful. I love the way you describe depression, and the very last line hits hard.. "even dragons tire of circling the moon".
You've mixed childhood with adulthood and it works so well.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Kirstywood, thank you so very much :)

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Poppy Ruth Silver
Poppy Ruth Silver

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Merry Meet all, welcome to my page. I write mainly poetry but I also write stream of thought prose. I also create spoken word poetry and have a couple of novels on the go (dust covered albeit;) My .. more..

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