i morphed

i morphed

A Poem by Lydia


artwork from paintingvalley.com
the stars fell out of my eyes 
and into my pockets that night
just before i tucked my unsaid words
beneath the covers
where no one would ever hear them
then i put my smile under my pillow
for a time when it could be put to good use
never would i look at the world
or you
the same again
pleasantries of polite conversation 
vanished into another universe
one my passport refused to allow me to enter
hocus pocus
presto changeo
i morphed into an adult

© 2019 Lydia


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dag nabit.. and I came back as a rabbit.. oh excuse me .. that's another story altogether.. Hey Lydi** how well you capture those unforgettable but micro moments that seemed so big at the time and maybe even actually were bigger than our moms said they were... I really like these words, because they are more than that and they mean more than how they read... and only a poet can do that .... N :)

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

5 Months Ago

xxxxx those aint hiding a cuss word.. they are little kisses .. but then you knew that, didn't ya..... read more
Lydia

5 Months Ago

Sure I did....and even my hubby thinks they are okay! :)
Neville

5 Months Ago

Phew.. thanks Lydi** and him of course.. :)



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very relatable..I always enjoy reading you

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

3 Months Ago

Thank you, sweet Cassie. Lydi**
Wow my friend! Your last line just jumped out and sparkled all around Your words! sheer brilliance this poem is, unfortunately some grow older before their times, and unfortunately many times it's because of a tough or painful experience they had, I see all the situations in Your words, and I feel it to my bones, that girl which is growing up with her feminine maturity, the tears of these new profound feelings which are haunting her, hiding them not knowing if they are right or wrong... the uncertainty, the battle between her childhood and this new self. fabulous, outstanding write, Thank You with warmth for writing and sharing this exceptional beauty!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

3 Months Ago

I am humbled by your wonderful review, Light. Thank you so very much. Lydi**
Your msg touches me deeply. Even tho there's a moment when we learn to swallow a tough gulp & it feels like we're becoming adult . . . for me, making an adult choice has always come hard, so I feel the way your poem describes almost EVERY time I just "let it go" instead of entering into a meaningless scrap along the path of life. You do a great job of showing teensy stages of "bucking up" with your little-by-little details of how this played out in the telling physicality you paint! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

4 Months Ago

Margie, I am honored by your review. Meaningless scraps happen all too often...especially on the in.. read more
"The stars fell out of my eyes" suggest the narrator recognized at that moment she might have placed him among the stars, not realizing earlier he was just another flawed man walking the earth. It seems she's still trying to convince herself she's over him, a playful, whimsical attitude that says, "Oh, well, his loss." Love the artwork, too.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Lydia

4 Months Ago

You truly understood the poem....thank you! I appreciate your review. LydI**
I just adored your last three lines, This is wonderful and cute. much enjoyed

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

5 Months Ago

Thanks so much, Amy. Lydi*
The sting of the stars piercing your gaze to a blaze of worldly dismay can be rather a sharp one but deep inside of those pockets of time you will be able to pluck one or two to view for your personal universe and of that I am glad for it is a sublime one for us to peer

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

5 Months Ago

Thanks so much for stopping by Robert! Lydi*
funny how it is sometimes a lost love is the spark to adulthood and we leave the fantasy world of our youth behind... it is also funny how even years later we have occasional thoughts about them, they remind us of how we have grown and what we have become...

I enjoyed reading this "nice" poem Lydi and I know that you now wear that smile very well, it suits you even better as an adult....

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

5 Months Ago

Curt, so happy to see a review from you. Thank you very much! Your "nice" review means a lot! :) .. read more
Lydi dear... "Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket... save it for
a rainy day". When you look at the night sky and see a falling star... you make a wish.
You can tuck your words under the covers... but your smile will see you through.
I can identify with becoming an adult... in moments.
"Life is not measured by the breaths we take... but by the Moments that
take our breath away" on an island where stars are gathered in
coconuts where your thirst is quenched and love well spent. truly, Pat.


Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

5 Months Ago

Thank you very much, Pat. Your reviews are always poetic! Lydi**
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DAH
love the surrealistic word-play with this piece.

this is simplovely:
"the stars fell out of my eyes
and into my pockets that night"

Keep writing!

Bravo Poet!

DAH

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

5 Months Ago

Thank you, DAH! Lydi**
DAH

5 Months Ago

My pleasure!

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