Treasure Island

Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

Sun Burning Alive


Running into the sun burning alive
Not wishing to survive

people need some reason to believe
and all my plans are ill conceived

Honey you were the resson I was going high
Til you crushed my dreams with all your lies

now I sit on the Post Office steps
all the tears wept

And I dream about the stars
Laugh about the scars

when I finally stop it's just another wish
take away the pain what-ya accomplished

I gambled on a moon in the evening sky
Never considered there may be reasons why

but these stars burn blue and cold
they are not here to burn I'm told

They come this time just to take away
Any answers lingerling, any breath that stay

Submitted: Sunday, October 14, 2012

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  • Grace Mcgee (11/19/2012 9:21:00 PM)

    Wow that's so powerful...much inspiration I love the I gambled on a moon in the evening sky...so many ideas...so little time (Report) Reply

  • Grace Mcgee (11/19/2012 9:21:00 PM)

    Wow that's so powerful...much inspiration I love the I gambled on a moon in the evening sky...so many ideas...so little time (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (11/5/2012 7:48:00 AM)

    A powerful write, poignant and profound! Laugh away all the scars.... that is the way to keep life going on! (Report) Reply

  • Stevie Taite (10/27/2012 8:29:00 AM)

    Your day is long and a painful one.
    let the Earth turn its back on the Sun,
    but not you!
    Those stars are also suns,
    As our sun is a star
    They burn for what could have been
    But was not meant
    They breath a simple gas
    Just as our Sun
    But the moon is closest
    And shares a midnight voice. (Report) Reply

  • Eindaray Kyaw (10/18/2012 10:36:00 PM)

    The title Sun Burning Alive and the first verse
    Running into the sun burning alive
    Not wishing to survive can do blow me away...I love the poem from beginning to the end..Great job! (Report) Reply

  • Ruby Honeytip (10/17/2012 11:31:00 AM)

    MV....you've done it again: -)
    Words that send a little seed of togetherness into the hearts of the lonely.
    I love your poetry: -) (Report) Reply

  • Dee Corpolongo (10/16/2012 1:51:00 AM)

    This is a really great poem, and expresses such deep feelings
    felt by ones heart in the mist of pain. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (10/14/2012 10:21:00 PM)

    Cool..This poem is very cool, though there is an untold volcano underneath! TAR, Friends lie, but enemies don't..Nice poem! (Report) Reply

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