A Poem by Maddi Snowden

There are sounds in my life that
I never want to forget.

The way my dad's keys jingle when
he slides them into the lock,
signaling his arrival.

The way my brother's voice sounds
before he grows up big and tall.

The way babies laugh.

The way my name sounds safe in your mouth
when it rolls off your tongue.

The way the wind can play the leaves
like my favorite melody.

These simple noises
are pieces of my life.

They are houses with the lights turned off
on a some what eerie street on a chilly
afternoon at dusk.

If you only ask me to describe them,
to turn on the light,
you will see me fill with life
and a vibrancy that few
have had the pleasure of knowing.


© 2014 Maddi Snowden

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this is quite a nostalgic piece with an understated innocence. thank you for sharing :)

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Added on January 16, 2014
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Maddi Snowden
Maddi Snowden

Seattle, WA

My name is Maddi and I enjoy writing. I began writing poetry when I was in 4th grade and recently picked it up again. Along with some of my poetry, I post original artwork/photography intended to go.. more..