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We harvest the stars from the sky
And hide them in our pockets
Cage them within jars of glass
Like fireflies on a midsummer eve.

We build castles of sand and air
Devastated as the tide reclaims them
Breathing deeply in quiet sobs
As the sand runs through our fingertips.

We long and yearn for something
Never quite able to define what it is
Reaching for straws to keep above water
As the tide washes over us.

And the wind
erases our
in the sand.
Another weird little out-of-nowhere poem :D They have a tendency to creep up on me when I am least expecting it ^^ Any and all feedback is as always deeply appreciated :D Enjoy!
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LivingDreamer97 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Life and love are so fragile, and you managed to captured that in words so beautifully.  It's delicate yet heavy on the mind, and shows us that we hide away what we need to display, and become careless with what we need to cherish.
Ridderkvinden Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Thank you so much for the lovely comment :) I think it is kinda awesome the last part of your comment actually rhymes :P Fun little detail. And I agree. A lot of people forget to appreciate what they have in the hunt to get something more!
LivingDreamer97 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha ha! Hadn't noticed that, sort of came out that way. And yes, they do, many discard what should be cherish and go after what is meaningless. It baffles me.
thegirlfromindonesia Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
love it! it's wonderful!
Ridderkvinden Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Thank you very much! :) Glad you like it ^^
thegirlfromindonesia Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
You're welcome :D
ender1980 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is masterfully done. With very clean and simple lines, you paint a picture of the fragility, and fleeting nature of human existence. This isn't done in a cynical manner, but speaks to the raw beauty of a singular life. I look forward to reading more of your work.
Ridderkvinden Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Thank you so very much for this very sweet comment :D I am very happy you like it and read this into it :D
Prettykitty473 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like it when poems go deep and profound, but still understandable. And written with beautiful words, like you succeeded in doing. :)
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