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I wrote this poem in the middle of a lesson at school with the rain pelting down outside. I remember feeling that there were many better things that I could be doing and experiencing, but at the same time I realized that the price paid for daring to do them is high. For me, this poem was a way into the kind of life that I aspire.

Desire

You can live your whole life asleep,
Accepting the compartment, mirroring the stereotype.
It's easy and comforting and meaningless to be taken,
locked in by their love.
But desire is awake now in me;
My eyes are open.
Hope,
with teeth as sharp as memory gnaws at my soul;
And passion,
clear as starlight, real as dreams,
coaxes me out of the box.
I want to walk on wet grass with naked feet,
and chase morning from pole to pole.
If I go, will you follow?
I'm afraid to be alone.
Love in the dark always means more.
Catch me.
I'm ready to fall.
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6 Visitor Comments

kundan
This poem really touched my heart. THANX.
Chris
Well this poem definitely touched me it made me cry and remember things I never even remembered I had in me. It made me wanna be inlove again and God I hope i find it soon I am only 19 and I was in love once and I hope it aint the end for me. This poem will be in my mind for a long time its gonna be my guide. thanks
Sonja
Thank you for the inspiration. The poem made me think .. thanks
Christine
I feel a change coming on with Kate when she wrote this. As well I do or am. I relate completely - Good luck Kate - you have taken a step forward in writing this poem. But I guess - only the best are written from the heart.
Lori
This poem was exactly what I was looking for, I don't think have or ever will read another one like it! Keep up the good work, Kate!
Stephen
It was a pretty cool poem, im still thinking about it. Good sign.

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