A Way of Living

A Way of Living

A Poem by Samantha Lynn
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So this is a form of poem called an Ekphrasis poem, where you basically write a poem responding to any work of art that inspires you to do so. I chose Starry Night.

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The colors turn into each other

trying to hide something from themselves.

The sun surrounds itself with neon yellow

as it needs barrier to protect itself from electric blue

that fills itself the space.

Black shoots up towards the sky,

past the top of the canvas.

Red likes to mix itself into that black

looking for a better way of living,

one that is different from that of

electric blue and neon yellow.

 

I like to wonder what the colors mean.

Why does yellow surround itself with inches of its own color?

Why does blue turn into itself in a way to look as

if it is trying to hide from the rest of the surrounding?

Where is the black planning on going?

 

My mother always says to me:  

            “You won’t go to heaven with that attitude, young lady.” She would say.

            “Believe,” she would say.

            “I want to be with you forever, please.” She would say to me.

But I don’t believe. I don’t believe in the angelic form of a god.

I believe in something utterly different.

 

My mother will continue to reach up towards the sky,

Hoping to grasp that one thing that can drag me along with her.

She will protect herself from those things around her,

Those things that are herself all and the same.

But is that really a way to live?

 

I would rather be the homes down in the valley

that don’t out stretch their boundaries

and don’t curl into themselves.

We each have our own way of living.


-S.L.S. 

© 2015 Samantha Lynn


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I enjoyed the poem. I liked the many stories in the poem. I enjoyed your mother words and the ending. I like the old timers logic about heaven. Simple and easy to understand. Thank you dear Poet foe sharing the outstanding poetry. I liked the complete poem.
Coyote

Posted 6 Years Ago


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A powerful, insightful poem. Great work.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like the way each color is brought alive, so to speak, in its ow way of living.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I enjoyed the poem. I liked the many stories in the poem. I enjoyed your mother words and the ending. I like the old timers logic about heaven. Simple and easy to understand. Thank you dear Poet foe sharing the outstanding poetry. I liked the complete poem.
Coyote

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Everyone Try it out and let me read them! I love reading peoples versions of different art! :)

Posted 6 Years Ago



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