What am I?

What am I?

A Poem by Lynaelee

What do you see when you look at me?
There must be more than the first glance appears to be.

I extend upward to reach for the sun
I long for more than just casual fun.

Yet as I look around, 
All I see is the ground.

I see you standing there
I hold my breath and stare.

You take me in and I hope to to make you see.
"Look at me, don't hurt me," it's my constant plea

Do I make you pause long enough to think?
Am I more than red, yellow, orange, white, and pink?

Do I seem soft and inviting?
Am I hard and numbing?

Do you long to touch me, to feel me up and down?
As you near my head you pause, and I see you frown

Come near me and I may cause you to bleed,
It is not my desire; it's true I serve a greater need.

Take in my aroma, let it fill your glands. Is it sweet?
Your eyes close and I think "I'm glad we could meet"

Low and behold, I cannot stay.
Another journey has lead me away.

I try to hold on and survive
But wilted and alone, I can't thrive.

Am I more than hard thorns and a soft petal?
Yes. I am a rose and my beauty is forever regal.

You see me everywhere, I won't let you forget.
I'm a part of you life; the part you can't reset.

I'm there when you love,
To take your senses to heights above.

I'm there when you mourn,
I'll give you hope when it seems forlorn.

So because of you, I'll stand tall.
I'll lead by example and pray you won't fall



© 2017 Lynaelee



Author's Note

Lynaelee
I'm not a fan of poetry, but I had to try. It was time for a new perspective. Thank you for taking your time to read!

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This poem is relentlessly melancholy and even torturous. The speaker longs for a world that is never in the cards. Still, what a miracle it is that strength is found by the end of the poem? We have all made mistakes, but this is inspiration to rebuild from the most dilapidated ruins. Thank you for the read.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lynaelee

1 Year Ago

I appreciate your honest review! I'm glad the poem moved you. You have grasped the concept I was sho.. read more



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Wow! This poem was so perfect! Each question was so thoughtful and thought provoking but still didn't take away from the steady rhythm... and the emotions where so true and strong

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lynaelee

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing! I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed it
Thats soo beautiful
I had to read that twice to take that essence inside

Lovely words of expressing distress and fear of that flower
and growing strong and beautiful along the way!

Keep goin Lynaa

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lynaelee

1 Year Ago

I LOVE that you had to reread it and let the words sink in! I appreciate your review. It means so mu.. read more
Pragati Chaudhary

1 Year Ago

:)

Thankyou!
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Zoe
This reads as a bittersweet piece. Kinda gloomy and sad in the beginning, but comforting as well as buoyant towards the end. Nice rhyming. Well written!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lynaelee

1 Year Ago

Thank you for taking the time to read and review. I'm glad you got the vibe i was going for
Zoe

1 Year Ago

No worries
Let those without sin cast the first stone....so I believe some fictional book or other once said.
Instant assumptions, judge, jury and executioner at first glance. Don't dare think for yourself and judge people for what we make believe they are. Believe the hype, auto assumption on, etc.
Why take the time to pretend to understand their is life beyond our thoughts and ideals, outside our own head, when we can just auto judge on site. LOAD, AIM, FIRE...GUILTY.
Excellent take on our all consuming problem, seeing people for what they truly are, if only we take a second to see them.
Some see unique, when others see freak. Will we ever learn?

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lynaelee

1 Year Ago

Thank you for taking time to read and review. I'm glad I could offer a different perspective
For a person not fond of poetry, you've done quite well. I love your rhymes, something which I've always found hard to do lol but I like when others excel in it :)
This kinda reminded me of the song Helium by Sia...
Nicely penned, L :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lynaelee

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your review. I'll have to go listen to that song
Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

You're welcome. And yeah, that is one of my favourites :)
I love the metaphor of the flower.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Lynaelee

1 Year Ago

Thank you!
Take in my auroma, let it fill your glands. Is it sweet?
Your eyes close and I think "I'm glad we could meet"

my favorite part
beautiful touch of words

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Xpressurself

1 Year Ago

:) you are welcome
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Such an amazing poem, I really had fun reading it.
Keep writing, Lynaelee.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Lynaelee

1 Year Ago

I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your review
This poem is relentlessly melancholy and even torturous. The speaker longs for a world that is never in the cards. Still, what a miracle it is that strength is found by the end of the poem? We have all made mistakes, but this is inspiration to rebuild from the most dilapidated ruins. Thank you for the read.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lynaelee

1 Year Ago

I appreciate your honest review! I'm glad the poem moved you. You have grasped the concept I was sho.. read more

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