By: Lindsey Thomas
Class of 2013, Louisiana State University
I think this poem is appropriate for the end of finals and graduation. Together we will make it through :) Thanks, Lindsey for your submission.
This state of my head,
Like a not-so-solid pearl,
Is not what I know.
I am not insane
(At least not right now)
Though I see dinosaurs in the skin
Of my fingers
And ocean waves in a blue thread
And I fear the fourth.
Wow, what is that looking at me
In the reflection of a lamp?
Life is no book
(Unless, of course, it’s a biography)
Quit thinking you are not good enough
Just stop right there (but don’t stop everything)
They thought so
They think so
So it must be so
(But no one really knows me)
Keep it straight! Know why you’re there.
Wow, the lines are almost beautiful.
Little miniature empty cages
My love will be gone
Far, far away! (Yes, it is far.)
Okay, do it now.
Refuse to break down.
Refuse to be weak, vulnerable,
Take advantage of the minutes in a day
And hold on tight--
The edge of the rocker is better than nothing. =)
December 24, 2009