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Leah Ayliffe

Freshman - 1,001 Points (June 8,1991 / Toronto)

Human Contradiction

If it wasn't for a sunny day
after the worst of storms coward
then where would hope lie?
In the arms of the broken
no easier lost than found
as i walk and talk i realize
that i myself am no less than a human contradiction
inflicted with emotions that do not mesh;
the rain brings forth smiles
the light brings in darkness

to contain truth is unbearable
but to wear a mask is far more painful
with the answers scratching at the surface
slowly killing you to break through
though sometimes death is tempting
if you get to live in ignorant bliss

knowledge is all anyone grasps for now
leaving truth aside
but without truth where is life?
where does the faith and hope
passion and desire
run to?
At moments they shine through the cracks and holes
that have not been influenced and tainted.
those moments of beauty strung along
create the only memories worth reliving
before the soul itself escapes the blind shell of life
to break free
to laugh and cry
to live
beyond all else that has failed
jumping into a new world without fear
for fear is foolish

soon the flames burn out
the dust leaves a trail
following the same footsteps
until its too late to make new ones.
And when I wake to a sunny day
where the storm is a distant pain
stored in yesterday
a new smile creeps upon my face
and once again faith is restored
until my thoughts linger to a new reproaching storm

Submitted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Edited: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Topic of this poem: life

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