Caves

Caves

A Poem by Melanie Genevieve
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I wrote this poem during my philosophy class. (don't worry I still got an A in the class) I swear I was paying attention!!! This poem was inspired by Plato's allegory of the cave and Peter Pan.

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Take the needle 

Sew it on tight

don’t let it go

all our lives

chained to our shadows

we fight as slaves

to protect the darkness

we wove ourselves

© 2013 Melanie Genevieve


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It so true that its almost scary "protect the darkness we wove ourselves". This poem can literally be talking about anything! Our own individual lives and choices or even the choices of our government.
I loved the thought and creativity behind this write!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Melanie Genevieve

6 Years Ago

Thanks!! :D
Meliss@k

6 Years Ago

You're welcome! You're very talented!



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I've often though that we create our own darkness a lot of the time. I think those last three lines really show that. Those first two lines made me think of a cape. Sort of like we sew our shadows right to our backs. This is a pretty cool poem to come out of a philosophy class.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Melanie Genevieve

6 Years Ago

Thanks :D I really appreciate you stopping by!
mmhmm I think people create their own darkness .. read more
(You got Plato's allegory of the cave in class? Seems you were educated rather than just taught!) Nice short poem pointing out that we hold onto shadows - maybe negative limiting concepts of identity or knowledge?? For me seeking a sense of reality took me past many half-truths and shadows. I guess we all cling to some shadows - certainly until we recognise them as such.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Melanie Genevieve

6 Years Ago

mmmhmmmmm :D
It so true that its almost scary "protect the darkness we wove ourselves". This poem can literally be talking about anything! Our own individual lives and choices or even the choices of our government.
I loved the thought and creativity behind this write!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Melanie Genevieve

6 Years Ago

Thanks!! :D
Meliss@k

6 Years Ago

You're welcome! You're very talented!

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Added on July 12, 2013
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Melanie Genevieve
Melanie Genevieve

Freeport, NY



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I used to keep my poetry private until my good friend Shabad encouraged me to read a poem (Curiosity) out loud at Sip This Cafe in Valley Stream. Since then I decided to make my writing public and ge.. more..

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