My Life

When I look at the sky now, I look at it for you.

I don’t know if we’re in the beginning or in the final stage.

They say the ice will hold so there I go, forced to believe them by my act of trusting people,

Stepping out on it

What torture lurks within a single thought.

And, in parting from you now,

Is all that we see or seen, but a dream within a dream?

Birds fly here without any sound, unfolding their wings across the open.

They say tomorrow will be just like today, only different.

When we stride or stroll across the frozen lake,

We place our feet where they have never been.

At first we laugh, and then we wonder.

But first laugh so loud that everybody in the world frowns and says, “Shhhh.”

As the sun went down the sky,

My memories came to flew away like the leaves in the fall,

And took me home.

Before She Died

By: Karen Chase

After Us

By: Comie Wanek

The Farewell

By: Edward Field

A Fixed Idea

By: Amy Lowell

A Dream within a Dream

By:Edgar Allan Poe

At the UN-National Monument Along the Canadian Border

By: William Stufford

Publication Date

By: Franz Wright

Gratitude to Old Teachers

By: Robert Bly

Thanks for Remembering us

By: Dana Gioia

Do you have any idea for those of us just started out?

By: Ron Koertge

A Birthday Candle

By: Donald Justice

My Life

By: Diana Lee

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4 comments to My Life

  • Tina Zhang

    This poem is so touching…

    *sniff sniff*

  • Jacelyn

    I really wished you’d made it clearer which parts were poem and which (if any?) were the things you added in. It’s interesting to see how people have pieced different parts of poems together to form their own meaning. :P
    Also, I like how you added you name at the end of the list of sources. Nice Touch. :)

  • Hee

    Wow you used a lot of poems! Good job!

  • Shimmona

    Argh, this one’s good.
    How does everyone do it?
    I’m too scared to post mine now. =.=

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