Leslie Ching

Rookie (January 8,1995- / Toronto, ON, Canada)

Calmity - Poem by Leslie Ching

*Note: The title is spelled incorrectly on purpose, you will see why as you read on...*

Midnight's inky blackness seeping in through the frosty windows
Stars sparkle merrily high overhead,
Dotting the cloaked sky with tiny bright ornaments,
Invisible, ignored, and unnoticed by one-
Deep clawing frustration, slumped in front of the hated paper,
Pencil in hand and quivering in hot rage-

Suddenly, a great, gentle sweeping of calmness settles above her head
Cooling and peaceful, contentedness she senses
Though she is still worming away deep inside,
She is bright-faced,
Ironically,
As if this tranquillity is only feigning for the certain knowledge
That all has been lost, a calamity striking,
And a sweet, blissful feeling of calmed desperation and despair...

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  • Rookie ata khan (2/1/2009 11:47:00 AM)

    Deeply written, good work Leslie (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 29, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 4, 2011


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