Ours

Ours

A Poem by +she plays with matches+

 

 

                                    Staying submerged felt

                           endless...

                                    boundless...

 

but one can only hold their breath for so long

               before our lungs require us to resurface

                             I was trying to remember when

             .....................

 

              "when" our imperfections

      became their beauty mark

                                 and the mercury in their blood           

                                   became our electrolyte

 

       they said that we can be like airplanes

                              and fly high above the freak show

         but little did any of us know

                               

                  the red tide had grown too high                      

                            swallowing up our dignity and pride                             

          forcing us instead

                             to travel by land

                sadly...

                 we failed to rescue one of our own

                 our yellow submarine

             

                              could not save the canary

                  perhaps...

 

              the drowning was necessary.

 


© 2017 +she plays with matches+



Author's Note

+she plays with matches+
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There has been a lot of fighting recently on the cafe. Writers in this place seem to be so deep in water..they are oblivious to how they treat one another...oblivious to how certain actions and words can pull another writer down, hence "the canary" representing the few writers that are trying to fly high above the chaos, and remain "creatively free"...but harsh words and criticism are weighing these writers down. "The drowning was necessary" a metaphor to represent the writers who try and stay afloat "by elimating the competion"


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the waters can me such a beautiful place but yet can be a place of horror....I love this. I did not realize people did not get along on here and fighting. ugh... I sure hope I don t encounter that, because I am here purely for the craft of writing, to get improve myself and be of help to others...honestly.. and I don't want to have all the drama...ugh.. you are a wonderful poet Muse and thanks for interacting with me.

Posted 4 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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Even without the chaos your work is above those Universal skies, in Poetry we strive to express the interior spirit hidden so that when we see those thoughts enter the chaotic reality we know we are the overcoming expressions of Truth....

Posted 4 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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2 Days Ago

Thank you Art. Good to see you're still around old friend. So many new faces. It's just good to see .. read more
There is the time wbere you fly so high. And there is times where is time to soeak up for issues and try find solutions.importan is stay calm and brave. Never think you are better then other person. Issue must be adress but you have to stay human.constructive dialog and accept another personality. Thanks for bringing that subject.

Posted 4 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

well said...your closing hits home with a thunder and roar that is softly spoken ...spot on poem on the subject and so sadly true ..it happens ...can get like something from the halls of grade school eh!? one of my favorite friends here a victim of such continuous stalking harassment .. shame on us...shame on us all .. i have run into very little of it myself but when i do it is very obvious and i simple block and report ... it they change profiles they are still easy to recognize and i block and report again ... well said .. form and use of common language is my cup of tea anyway ..but it is the theme and how you lay it out that creates a strong poem says i!
E.

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

+she plays with matches+

4 Days Ago

10-4 all over again...I think that's another reason why I got burned out on this place.
Einstein Noodle

4 Days Ago

yes...unfortunately you are not alone :(
tell em girl,loved your review of genosides a*s,,lol

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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3 Months Ago

I know I don't come around and visit the café often. But when I do, the last thing I need to see i.. read more
Dear Muse,
Writers fighting ?
Sorry ! As usual my silph and I tread water
and never know that we are being criticised.
It is so happy being this way. Think I will start
writing again just to give the others some ammo.
----- Eagle Cruagh

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love this poem. I hate that it came out of petty strife. But it's a structural marvel, a delicate tear for something not so wonderful as it should be.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

the waters can me such a beautiful place but yet can be a place of horror....I love this. I did not realize people did not get along on here and fighting. ugh... I sure hope I don t encounter that, because I am here purely for the craft of writing, to get improve myself and be of help to others...honestly.. and I don't want to have all the drama...ugh.. you are a wonderful poet Muse and thanks for interacting with me.

Posted 4 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

How very sad a situation. WC now seems like a very welcoming environment to newcomers like me, so hopefully this is no longer an issue. You have created a very strong metaphor to describe the bullying techniques used to destroy others. If some did in fact "drown," their spirits crushed, that was a tragedy, indeed. Great work!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Im so happy to be back on WC, but I'm most happy on reading the best work of the best writers!!
:'D

-Bliss

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nicely written! I really enjoyed reading this.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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