Tuesday, March 15, 2011

There's A Statue Inside Of Us

Rating: 5.0
There's a statue inside of me
Weeps alabaster tears;
Sobs deeply in malachite
The forgotten years.

There's a dandelion muffler
And pale lichen mittens,
The eyes aimed at heaven
In travertine stitches.

A grey granite gown sways
On earth's trembling flanks;
Though hands are upraised,
Expression's are blank.

There's a statue inside of us
Built by those we don't know,
And we're screaming inside
While the silence just grows.

We'd pray for a stray bolt
Of lightning, to break it-
But we've been there so long,
We're afraid we can't take it.

Our feet sinking in
Till it’s up to our lips-
Then we're hailed as the ancient
Proofs, of some myths.
Patti Masterman
Adi Cox 04 April 2011
This poem reminds me of someone who smoked alot of cannabis. They would just sit there perfectly still stoned and grey, like a statue. I like the idea of this poem that we all have a statue within us that needs loosening up setting free, but sometimes we are better rigid.
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