The Gods Were Illuminated Poem by Samuel Stuart Pennell

The Gods Were Illuminated

Rating: 4.6

I walk into my room,
the door shuts behind me.
I am in my own world

I kick off my shoes,
-they lie in a geometric pattern
on the floor

I am 16 years old.
It is snowing,
it is dark,
and the god of December
has fallen across this land.

The snow swirls and swirls and swirls,
endlessly and forever in my inner darkness.

'God, I hope we don't have school tomorrow, ' I think to myself
I know all 16 year olds think this very thought,
but somehow it is different when I think it.
I am different, and alone-
Alone, and different

Sometimes I can't believe that I'm me.

Snow falls down around the museum in my mind-
I see a picture in my mind of the art museum at Bowdoin College,
as though there is a postcard in my mind

I feel as though I am the last person on earth,
even though my parents are in the next room

Everything is quiet.
Everything is snow.

There is a light on, beside my bed,
a solitary light in the world

I look out my window
The world is still quiet,
and the stars peak out from behind the clouds,
like a map in the night

There is an ocean in the sky,
and it is as though the gods
are illuminated in heaven

Jose Murguia 09 January 2009

a 10 no questions asked!

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Joe Russell 09 January 2009

I envy you. I live in Philly. No snow. Ah, the solitude of the white. Keep it real. JRP

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Sheri Barrett 09 January 2009

Samuel i like it! ! ! you have a big imagination that i admire about you in your poem! ! ! ! !

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Cory Jensen 13 January 2009

I love all your imagination....all of it is wonderful and......there is no denying that you have talent. ♥ ♥ ♥

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Sebastine Humaemo 14 January 2009

beautiful write Samuel.........words done with deep imagination and creativity.....the lines abt schools should be off tmro was lovely....many of us do paryed lke tht while we goin to school......pretty lovable....sebastine

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There is an ocean in the sky, and it is as though the gods are illuminated in heaven ... ya that always reminds us of divine power and it s, existence, , , , ,10 lovely poem dear

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dramatic. marks 10 shan

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Joebert Penalba 19 April 2010

nice work samuel.. i could say that you are born to be a poet..continue to inspire people

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Sipokoyto Lim 08 April 2009

I love this poem, somehow it brought back some of my melted memories. I give it a 10.

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Jose Elias 29 January 2009

Nice, i really liked it

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