Julie A Smith
paint the sky
It is agreeable on her.
The color of her adornment.
As the setting sun
and bold strokes,
as she beholds
the sunset's beauty, tranquility,
and breathtaking passion.
have pushed her down
Sometimes she unconsciously
sells herself short.
Sometimes she wants
to run away.
The ocean calls out to her,
and she doubts she will ever
miss the cornfields.
She wants to breakaway.
The song plays in her head.
Is what she has enough to keep her here?
There are those
who would attempt
to stop her.
cannot make the choice for her.
They do not walk
where she walks.
They do not deal
with what she deals with.
not a friend to her.
Hope tries to encourage her.
Lack shines a spotlight
and laughs at her.
Faith tells her
Better days are ahead.
And she could quote
keeps on ticking
and it irritates her
as her life
flashes by in a blink.
She feels melodramatic.
Weary.< br>Tired of being
the square peg
in the round hole.
she hoped to make
seem too much
with no one
by her side.
She doesn't choose
to be alone.
Yet that is her reality.
She cannot deny that.
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Poet's Notes about The Poem
I attempted to utilize personification in this poem with the sunset, giving the sunset the feminine voice and qualities. I tapped into heartfelt emotion and also personified Discouragement, Faith, etcetera (inspired from the book, The Dream Giver) .
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