"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

You Are the Sun

You are the sun,
illuminate yellow
marching through
the darkness in me.

My soul walks
out of its solitude
to breathe the fresh air
of your encouragement.

Your words rattling
the chains of my secrets,
their metallic noise
ringing in my ears.

My ghosts retreat
in your sunshine,
afraid I will evict them
when strengthened
by your freedom song.

© Copyright Susie Clevenger 2010

19 comments :

awakenedwords said...

very nice. Liked 'My ghost retreat from...' very much.

Margaret said...

Oh, I really like that last bit!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you awakened words

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Margaret

Abin Chakraborty said...

The last stanza is indeed worth the whole poem.wonderful lines.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Abin

Heaven said...

This is an uplifting dance of the sun ~ Nice poem to read on a cloudy and dreary day ~

Kerry O'Connor said...

Your words offer a beautiful interpretation of the image - very gracefully told.

Teresa said...

This is a wonderful poem. I especially love the second stanza.

Mary said...

I can really see your personal growth when I read your words, Susie. I think you have subdued your ghosts!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Fantastic writing! Love that "freedom song".

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Heaven

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Kerry

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Mary...if we don't grow we die...

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Sherry

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Teresa

Dave King said...

Convincingly understated. I enjoyed the read very much.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you David

Laura said...

Such a lovely poem...it is a gift to have someone like this in our lives. The photo is perfect with your writing.

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