Leah Ayliffe

Gold Star - 6,277 Points (June 8,1991 / Toronto)

Sunshine Like Summer, In March. - Poem by Leah Ayliffe

In a moment of hot sunshine,
like summer.
Elvis on vinyl,
Beer on the patio,
We are the divine.
It's summer time in March.
You can’t stop us now,
We’re on our way to happiness
In blue skies, trampolines
And bicycle rides outside.
This is all I’ve been waiting for,
The bitter winter to disappear,
Though it never really came,
It was here inside my mind
For forever.
Forever is no more.
It came and left the moment we walked out that front door.
Goodbye numb thoughts
Goodbye internal pain
Goodbye grey skies
I’m stronger in this new game.
We will be winners.
Sitting on the sidewalk at dark
Cigarette in hand,
drinking vodka with new friends.
You and I, turns out, we did it right.
Did what we needed to survive
Living with a smile that’s genuine.
The suns gonna shine shine shine through the cracks
And break free.
Like you.
Like me.
Let us be.

Topic(s) of this poem: freedom

Comments about Sunshine Like Summer, In March. by Leah Ayliffe

  • Daniel Brick (4/15/2015 7:00:00 AM)

    WOW! This is an unambiguous declaration of freedom! And there are no countervailing forces or objects cluttering the particular stage on which the poem takes place. Often in your poems there is a pile-up of details of setting and extra people, which your writing mind places there as possible explanations or additional options or realistic details. Another self, another speaker could easily inhabit those portions of the longer poems.But here the surrounding landscape is empty of other factors or possibilities.You are really free and untrammeled in this poem! (Report) Reply

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  • Michael Mcparland (3/9/2015 3:41:00 PM)

    This is really beautiful. I love it. Thank you for sharing. :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 9, 2015

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