Leah Ayliffe

(June 8,1991 / Toronto)

Breakthrough


rain falling at my feet
swirling down a rusty drain
no need to run,
sick of the heat
the water pours down
releasing all strain

coffee brings mind light
eyes closed to a dream
unfocused on today
losing any strength to fight
no need for war
just have to change how i seem

lazy feet walk and stray
again under the rain
droplets from the sky
the freedom to lose the way
running feels right
no care to keep sane

faster and faster through it all
the pavement disappears below
run towards plush puddles
splash, fall and crawl
I know to laugh
laughing at my own show

the clouds thin out in the sky
the stars light up the land
soaked on the ground
i don't even think of why
or how i got to here
but now i choose to stand

the beauty overwhlems me
spread my arms to fly
in my mind
but so clearly i can see
in the air i breathe
to let it go with a sigh

Submitted: Thursday, August 13, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Topic(s): freedom


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  • Annabel Sheila (8/14/2009 10:36:00 AM)

    And as I finished readiing it, I exhaled a deep sigh! You've touched me with your words. The ability to make a stranger feel what you wrote is a gift my dear. Well done! !

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  • HaZeM PaKKaR (8/13/2009 2:29:00 PM)

    i adore this piece..
    especially this verse:

    ''' the beauty overwhlems me
    spread my arms to fly
    in my mind
    but so clearly i can see
    in the air i breathe
    to let it go with a sigh '''

    so many times ive done the same..
    thanks for sharing both of poetry & enjoying the beauty! ! (Report) Reply

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