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The Sun Break Dances, a Poem

Updated on July 7, 2013

Out of Prison for the Afternoon

How much more can

one soul be straightened?

One walks close to walls

like nuns at eventide,

to keep the floor from creaking...

all noise muffled and leveled down...

But to be let loose today,

the sun is break-dancing

with the clouds;

that odd mixture of brilliance

and rain falling in the light...

we might dance and shout

to hearts delight

and bury the ashes

of yesterday

forget the bedlam of lost souls,

find our own

soaring with fist sized dragonflies,

willing our hearts to be young,

to endure all for another day...

to say that the path is long,

seems to not touch the thing,

but, for now, the path is studded

with sparkling rain and fireweed,

of memories reborn,

such a great comfort to

come home.


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      Lillian K. Staats 4 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      thank you all for making the prison walls disappear for a moment! Much love, all, lily

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      Madeleine Salin 4 years ago from Finland

      Beautiful poetry!

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Lily, you have the unique capability to grab my hand and take me with you on these journeys. Bless you friend.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      My god, Lilly! Your words sing and the song is beautiful. This is imminently ready to submit to Poetry, to the New Yorker, etc.

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      Clark Cook 4 years ago from Rural BC (Canada) & N of Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)

      unique feel for language, which elevates story to Captured Moment. But when those same stories are fully filtered thru your amazing imagination(as here)that's when your particular magic takes hold. Thank you m'friend.

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      sam209 4 years ago

      I love me some poetry! This is beautiful!