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A Poem by Hailey Juliet

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tonight i watched the northern lights
and for just a bit it was all bright
i forgot what it's like to see 
in black and white
i forgot how it feels to be
only half my height
i forgot the duality
of alive and dead
i forgot my life
under green and red

i forgot the sensation 
of sand through my toes
i forgot the frustration 
of my walking woes
i forgot to be afraid
i forgot to care
what people think or say,
anyway . . .
tonight i watched the northern lights
and for just a bit i felt all right.

© 2018 Hailey Juliet

Author's Note

Hailey Juliet
I wrote this a little over a month ago about an experience. Not sure how I feel about this piece. I don't know, maybe it's a little on the nose.

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Quite like this! Not only do the words seemingly flow and slip right off the tongue, I feel as if you've took me right into the middle of this experience as well and blanketed me in a sense of wonder but also comfort. Also, brings on the ambience of one of my favorite St. Vincent songs "Northern Lights". Very lovely piece.

Posted 4 Months Ago

Outstanding work of words...amazing poem..loved it

Posted 5 Months Ago

I really enjoy this poem. You convey a strong sense of fitting into a time and a place seemingly perfect which many may describe as a feeling of comfort or maybe even belonging. It reminds me of nights I've spent watching the stars from campsites, I never feel so small yet I never feel so whole, it's a difficult feeling or memory to evoke yet this poem brings me there. The more I read your writing the more I appreciate your style. As always, your poem has great flow with excellent word choice leaving an impression upon the reader. Thanks for sharing!

Posted 6 Months Ago

Hailey Juliet

6 Months Ago

Thanks for the read and review, I enjoyed reading those thoughts!
To be lost in a moment... Wonderfully expressed!

Posted 6 Months Ago

Hailey Juliet

6 Months Ago

Thank you, I appreciate that!

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Added on January 30, 2018
Last Updated on January 30, 2018


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