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It is a colourless autumn day
As if the rain coated sky-
Consumed a once pastel splattered world
Painted by children and fairy dust.

I was a writer once –
And the ink beat through my veins.
I accost my heart about its well;
To find that blood never tided there.

My dreams speak to me-
Like imagination
Splattered over pale walls.

As I scribble oracular words,
Illuminating an unfolding world- -
I wonder if I have been there before
Or am I purely out of mind.

Watching ink drain from the nib as if from-
My brittle wounds.
I wish for a vast ocean of night
To tell me what my name is worth.

And if it cannot give me the value of my letters,
Or casts the wrong eponym in my direction
Will I become as brittle as my words-

Is humanity so fragile
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Zane-Kunning Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
This is a beautiful poem, full of the strain that the writer feels when at a loss for words. Astounding and brilliant, this no doubt deserves a fav. Major kudos.
iconic-johnny Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful poem, I especially loved the opening stanza. :D
savvy Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Professional Writer
Thank you so much for the comment, I'm glad you enjoyed the poem :)
iconic-johnny Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome. :)
Pat9110 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
I loved the comparision of the heart to an inkwell. Well done I like this poem
Tmunky Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
This has an amazing flow to it, and the reader can tell that you chose your words carefully.
savvy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Professional Writer
Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed reading it :)
Broken-Poet Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
*whistles* I like. I really like actually. I get the feeling of it here, a writer sitting at the desk pondering over words as a pen leaks out onto the paper.

Or if that is totally wrong, then I still like it. You've atleast got the tropes of a writer.
savvy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Professional Writer
Thank you so much, both for the comment and the fav. I really had a few underlining meanings on mind when I wrote this poem, but that is indeed one of the main ones. I am glad you liked it :)
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