Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,196 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Closing Your Eyes - Poem by Robert Rorabeck

When you try to run away from school,
As the alligators yawn
While the princes try to feed it apples, hoping something
Will change-
You get away and find the overgrown paths up to
The clouds- there seems to be some hallway there,
Leading up to the promises of a three ring circus
With you skin so brown and lying passed out beneath
The Christmas tree
The chimney coming down to you- and at midnight
Your body is golden and so rich that,
Closing your eyes, everything you’ve ever imagined
Is all at once stolen.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 16, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 17, 2011

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