White on Black

White on Black

A Poem by Arly Parent

 Am I a shadow

And you the white chalk outline?

The sharp contrast?

The evidence of my crime?

There is only one reason for our juxtaposition

…And it is heinous


A black mark

A stain on humanity

On good sense

On peaceandclassandmovementandthoughtandhonorandsoundjudgement…

It is love

© 2012 Arly Parent

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Yes--but without it (black) there is no definition--an interesting thoughtful muse!
We need black as much as we need white just as we need light to escape the dark--I feel a poem coming on!
thank you for sharing this strong verse.

Posted 5 Years Ago

:/ Ironically it's not much different when it actually happens the first time. I'm glad you got something from it. Especially something strong. Thanks for reading.

Posted 5 Years Ago

WOW. That one hit me with some punch.

Posted 5 Years Ago

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Added on April 13, 2012
Last Updated on April 13, 2012
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Arly Parent
Arly Parent

Lantana, FL

There's nothing about me. I play with pauses as well as silence. I write words, assign meanings and junk, and play with a language that might be as much my own as another. I don't know. more..