All The Nights That Could Have Come

A Poem By Tamerah // 12/15/2011

Here I’m mostly tired,
waiting for the moon
to fill me up
with iridescent light,
to be a vessel pale and glowing;
to become more than my body,
more than my thoughts.
Even when asleep
I wish I could sleep deeper,
more soundly,
to sink into a dark and restful chasm,
that I could stay that way
for months and hibernate
all the moments you’re away.
You said I could never know the moon,
could never hold the moon
in the paper-thin folds of my skin,
but what do you know?
After all have you not been selfishly
keeping the whole universe of stars
tucked away within you?
You think I’m unaware
but I can see them.
Maybe I’m not yet ready for the moon,
maybe I could start small,
but you won’t let me borrow the stars from you.
It feels irreverent to talk about it,
like instead we should feel it,
to speak in silent moments,
in impressions of words never uttered.
All those stars, and my moon,
are tainted with words.
We owe them silence
for all the nights that could have come
and laid waste to us
but didn’t.

Comments

Wow! The description...

Even when asleep
I wish I could sleep deeper,
more soundly,
to sink into a dark and restful chasm,
that I could stay that way
for months and hibernate
all the moments you’re away.

Wow! The description in this is amazing. It flowed beautifully, There were a lot of stanzas that stuck out to me, but the one above especially. Fantastic job! :)

-Homey :D

Madeline | Sat, 12/17/2011

The whole thing was

The whole thing was beautiful.

E | Sun, 12/18/2011

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

WOW!

That was absolutely wonderful! A mind twister for me! I loved the whole moon and stars! I agree with Homey! I loved that part! And this part as well:

Maybe I’m not yet ready for the moon,
maybe I could start small,
but you won’t let me borrow the stars from you.
It feels irreverent to talk about it,
like instead we should feel it,
to speak in silent moments,
in impressions of words never uttered.
 

LOVED IT!

Write on!

Kassady | Fri, 12/23/2011

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
---
Write On!

Thanks very much guys :)

Thanks very much guys :)

Tamerah | Sat, 12/24/2011

All agreed. So much meaning

All agreed. So much meaning embedded here I can't take it all in with one reading.

Anna | Thu, 12/29/2011

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

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