Buried, not Lost

Buried, not Lost

A Poem by Aura

I'm known to be a mystery, 

a long-awaited tragedy.

Piece together every slight clue,

my story is long-overdue.


A superhero like Batman …

without any outspoken fans.

Never leaving a well known mark,

my actions didn't delay till dark.


Hunger suppressed by sense of smell.

try me … you'd remember me well.

I can be inside special treats, 

so be careful of what you eat.


I can choose to joyfully write

or, paint a remarkable sight.

To sketch or type takes a strong heart. 

Yet, my work is one of fine art.


I’m inscribed in each shining star,

covering near and oh ~ so far.

Eventually we would have met …

though, this is not a jarring threat. 


I told you a folktale with taste, 

revealing myself without haste.

Have you not solved this mystery?

I've glowed all throughout history.

© 2024 Aura


Author's Note

Aura
Can you solve the mystery? Who am I?

I'd love to know what you think this poem is alluding to :) If you want to know the answer, please send me a message. And of course, feedback is much appreciated!

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Your poem is a beautifully crafted riddle that leaves the reader guessing until the end. The way you use language to describe the mystery of your identity is clever, and the contrast between the superhero-like qualities and the subtlety of your presence is intriguing. Your use of sensory language to describe the way you're perceived is also effective, and the warning about being careful of what you eat adds an element of danger to the mystery. The way you reveal your identity at the end is satisfying and leaves the reader with a sense of wonder and awe.

Posted 12 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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I love your writing! It captivates me, I love it!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Aura

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much Jenni!
Jenni Bailey

1 Month Ago

💓💓. You're welcome
Normally, I would break this down piece by piece. But in fear of giving anything away, I'm going to go at this "raw" and see if I can take a crack at it.

My guess is Inspiration. I would have guessed Light or Energy, but I'm not sure how smelling that would go. Not to say someone wouldn't find a way. I wouldn't put it past human nature to.

But I go with inspiration because of the aspect of smell. The inscriptions in each shining star.
Batman as an idea inspires many. Smell links back to memory, but can also take us places. Inspiration, although induced in an awful manner without consent, could be in candy, I suppose.

I'm sure I'm way off the mark on this one. A part of me has to wonder if there is an actual answer, being left up to the reader. Either way, this made me scratch my head a bit and think. Seems to be a common theme as of late.

Whatever the answer, this was a fun question to entertain

Posted 4 Months Ago


I enjoyed the poem and the riddle. A fun approach to poetry :)
Can't save I have a clue though. 🙂

Posted 4 Months Ago


Time is just a slow motion "car" crash with space. Oh wait....do we have that backwards?

Posted 5 Months Ago


A beautifully written poem. I like your selection of words and how they rhyme one line to the next. I was captivated by the rigor of your feelings and kept on reading until the last line. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Author Aura, if this had been the first work I read from you, I'd be wholly absorbed into the idea that you are a mystery-focused writer by the nature of your fine wits and playful yet mysterious rhyme scheme. It's a fine piece you've written and an even greater riddle you've set up. It will take more time for me to deliver a proper and satisfying answer though, hopefully, I'll get it right.
Thank you for a pleasant read, author Aura.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Stu. T.H.

5 Months Ago

Would an appropriate guess be "Passion"? In specific, young, unrequited passion, could be a romantic.. read more
Every quest is like following a snake. Sometimes it's poisonous else non poisonous. The snake crawls and calls you to another world of beauty and knowledge before it put lots of puzzles to be answered

Posted 7 Months Ago


Good morning starshine is a song I remember that for some reason or another comes to mind.
Good monring starshine
the earth says hello
you twinkle above us
you twinkle below.

W.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your play on words is entertaining and your riddle very clever. Your poem reads silky smooth as your hints and sights are proofed in imagination.

Posted 10 Months Ago


Your poem is a beautifully crafted riddle that leaves the reader guessing until the end. The way you use language to describe the mystery of your identity is clever, and the contrast between the superhero-like qualities and the subtlety of your presence is intriguing. Your use of sensory language to describe the way you're perceived is also effective, and the warning about being careful of what you eat adds an element of danger to the mystery. The way you reveal your identity at the end is satisfying and leaves the reader with a sense of wonder and awe.

Posted 12 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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