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Golden Desires: A Poem

Updated on January 24, 2012
by: Ebower
by: Ebower


My heart seeps out puddles of gray,


Though golden clouds peek in windows today,


The fiery mist gathers on wayward hills,


As I cling to the hope of future thrills,


The possibilities swirl in an endless sea,


Enticing choices flutter high, singing out to me,


Catch and release with prayers to be wise,


Clinging to glimpses of truth with half-opened eyes,


Shards of glass pierce my soul yet help mirror former breaths,


A myriad of sighs refresh my soul, saving me from likely dismal deaths,


My heart holds shifting emotions like a tumultuous river,


While my mind rationally anchors these, my submerged eyes still quiver,


Confusion capitalizes on an already melancholy inclination,


Though innocent musings cover lonely cities from a nightmarish nation,


It appears untangling twisted dreams is much harder than it seems,


Still optimism gives flight in cerulean skies, illuminated by golden gleams,


Before verity unfurls its enlightening face and strength rides in to bring forth escape,


I’ll hold tight to the aspirations I've envisioned, and grasp onto future’s flowing cape,


Hidden deep within is a longed-for peace, resting comfortably below an anxious cover,


Though patient, I still long for divine moments like an unrequited lover.



by:  Ebower
by: Ebower

About 'Golden Desires'


This poem might be described by some as nonsensical, because it was mainly meant to convey emotion and not necessarily a literal meaning. Also, imagery is prevalent throughout to help catapult the readers' imagination. In this way, they can interpret the meaning in whatever form they choose. Although, it does mostly display a roller-coaster of feelings flowing from a girl that is unsure of her future. This person's initial mood is melancholy, but she gradually finds a glimpse of joy within nature. The beauty all around her lifts her spirits, helps her to be aware of her emotions, and assists in promoting optimistic thoughts. Feelings of confusion and anxiety about what is to come still shroud her unsettled mind, but she knows that hope will soon be on the horizon. The girl's doubtful emotions somehow intertwine with clarity as she finally finds peace. In the end, she is left with a lighter heart as she waits for all her dreams to come true.


Literary Elements Used


Can you identify these in the poem?



  • Imagery: painting a picture with words for the reader by using descriptive words to convey a literal meaning or to evoke a certain emotion
  • Alliteration: repeating the beginning sounds of words that are placed close together
  • Rhyme: helps to structure a poem with words that sound alike; usually at the end of each line
  • Rhythm: a pattern comprised of stressed and unstressed syllables used in order to create the 'beat' of a poem
  • Tone: the mood that is created within a reader as he reads a work of literature (communicated by the author through his or her writing)
  • Diction: relates to the particular words chosen and how they are ordered
  • Word Order: assorting words to form structure meaning, and (in poetry) assist in creating a rhyme scheme
  • Rhyme Scheme: a rhyme pattern used at the end of lines of poetry; for example, ABAB


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      4 years ago

      Okay. Anyway in this and other poems your way with words seems to succeed in combining deeply thoughtful and sensitive analysis with an occasional hint of gentle arousal.

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      Erin Bower 4 years ago from Georgia

      f: It's more of a metaphor used to describe waiting for something good to happen in the future.

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      4 years ago

      I was re-reading this poem, and the last line: 'Though patient, I still long for divine moments like an unrequited lover' clearly means, really wants to be married soon, right?

      Blessings.

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      6 years ago

      PS: this is of course another of your poems that may be reasonably understood as having erotic overtones, revealed right at the very end. We've discussed this elsewhere, too. For this poem it's a reasonable observation, isn't it?

      (I realize the message overall is one of patience and peace.)

      Blessings.

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      6 years ago

      FYI: It's here in Comments section:

      https://hubpages.com/education/Model-Release-and-O...

      It would probably be of general relevance to your interest, anyway.

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, I do have small gauges. Thanks for sharing; I will try to check it out when I have time.

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      6 years ago

      PS: BTW, you're into stretching, aren't you? as I recall. Did you see the many recent comments about by Business Time in one of her hubs; you might find them interesting. Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you. :)

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      6 years ago

      I see. Anyway, God bless your family.

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      Tutoring does keep me somewhat busy, but lately I have just been choosing to do other things with my time, such as spending time with family and spending time on the computer.

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      6 years ago

      Sounds like you're now pretty busy with your tutoring (and hubs, of course). Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      That's very true. I am an avid reader; although, I haven't taken the time to do so recently.

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      6 years ago

      Anyway, you know how you get a wide vocabulary? it's by reading widely; and you seem to be doing this, in any case ... .

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, htodd! I appreciate your kind comment. :)

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      htodd 6 years ago from United States

      That's great post...Thanks

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you, f. I think that I have a decent vocabulary, but I do use a thesaurus quite often to supplement my writing. Thanks; I try to use the best words that convey a particular meaning and feeling. There are long lines, but you can still hear the cadence as you read them. Thanks for commenting as usual. :)

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      6 years ago

      Well written. I learned a new word: 'cerulean;. You have a good vocabulary! 'Verity unfurls its enlightening face' is a good choice of words. You mention rhythm: it's quite an unusual one, because the lines are comparatively long.

      Voted up.