A.J. McKinley

Rookie (July,1975 / Indiana, United States)

Awakenings - Poem by A.J. McKinley

Dreams in yellow, blue, and red.
Wish fulfilled while solace dead.
Frozen memory on a gilded page.
Thoughtless sorrow defines this sage.
Soulless asylum from within I flee.
Infinitely searching for the shrouded me.
Emerging slightly from eyes wide shut.
Words like water flowing forever up.
To be awake, asleep, and cannot see.
Alive but dead; the darkness dreams.


Comments about Awakenings by A.J. McKinley

  • (3/26/2007 12:46:00 PM)


    Your choice of words is excellent leaving open alternatives or should I say a certain conflict between positives and negatives. I was reading about Robert Frost this morning and this poem seems to me to possess a certain ambivalent attitude as some of his poems do. You must have invested a lot of thought in this work. I am glad you didn't say 'red, white, and blue'. I did not see the film, 'Eyes Wide Open' so I do not know whether that would have added to more to explore. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/7/2006 8:33:00 PM)


    awesome love the flow! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    Lylyanna
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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 31, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, August 20, 2010


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