Kewayne Wadley

Gold Star - 33,228 Points (1987- / Groton, Connecticutt)

Before Striking - Poem by Kewayne Wadley

The next time we meet, I may be someone else.
 
Extra thick, light in weight.
Resourced to fit purpose.
 
The next time we meet,
I may be a splint. Easy to light.
The next time we meet.
Would silence truly do us justice.
Learning to cope before given reason.
 
Rounded off at the top, rough patterns felt between us both.
A spark that ignites the scrape of when I fell for you.
 
We stood there because we knew how we felt, we never truly understood.
Collecting ourselves in abrupt fire. Only a fool would stand to wither completely.
 
What else did we truly know but to extinguish ourselves in the same abrupt manner.
Breathing in each others essence. Stained in soot.
 
We lived in sulfur, sliming down in the same instance.
 Lighting myself before becoming contagious.
I thought this way because it was all I'd ever know

Topic(s) of this poem: fire, for her, love, love and life

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Before Striking by Kewayne Wadley

  • Ben Paynter (6/27/2017 2:19:00 PM)

    Love the style, nice to read something original on here. Keep on.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017



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