Ryan Scales


'Down With The Stars Part 2' (Shadorma) [June 12,2014 Thursday]


Selective
in remembering —
Retrograde
Amnesia
pretending, so memories
can be anything

Whitewashing
reality with
reverie's
fake palette,
revising my history
to fill in plot holes…

Old story's
cold allegories
told in shades
of blue truth,
like it's too sad to tell you
without dilution…

Twenty-One —
my lucky number's
Illinois'
inducted —
where I was introduced to
love — Elizabeth

Since swimming
in each other's eyes
as a child,
I have chased
the ever elusive ‘E' —
LOVE's happy ending…

July 4th
Elly left the pool
with my heart
wishing sparks
of a thousand shooting stars
would mark her return…

Fall stardust! —
Fulfill childhood's dusk
make-believe
prophecy
of Elizabeth's return
some summer evening!

Submitted: Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Shadorma: Poem of one (or more) 6-lined stanza(s) with a 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllable count, allegedly originating from Spain.

Partially inspired by the lyrics and music video for 'Stand Still' by Flight Facilities, as well as my prose below, originally from one of my poems that is related to 'Down With The Stars Part 2':

"I won't forget you without a fight, so I'm walking the skyline today and I'm climbing the stars tonight, so I can do my best to portray what it means to be a satellite, because when you left, you left me speechless… and all I can do is look at you and while thoughts of you invade my mind I'm trying to keep them from bringing me down; I'm trying to keep my head above the clouds, to keep gravity from having it's way with me… Right now I'm wordless, and I'm going in circles over everything. I open my mouth but no sound comes out, but in light of that I'll try again anyway, to say what I can't seem to say… August angels in the Sun, walking along the skyline side by side: The clouds are glowing red and shining orange — I think we're getting nearer today-dream's eve. See love live breathe smile learn and believe, turning over a new leaf under a brand new tree, hand in hand with fingers intertwined… Soft and gentle is your touch, and your face reddening with blush — Pure and beautiful in every way, just like the raindrops from the clouds, caught in our outstretched hands like a feather. It's a vision of a promise that's mysterious and I'm curious of exactly what it means… It surely is serene… at least to me. See what I mean? It can't be said with normal words, since every time I try to speak, the words escape my every breath… but I know I'm not the only one, who can't explain but understands, exactly what I mean to say. It feels so good to know I'm not the only one after all."
— Ry Hakari (Scales) , excerpts of "Recycled Dreams" (June 6-7,2006)

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  • Christian Hudak (6/19/2014 12:37:00 PM)

    Wow, beautiful poem! Short, but the farthest thing from simple! Truly great (:
    I invite you to check out some of my own, and leave any advise for me as a writer, I would greatly appreciate it!

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