Eclipse



In the midst of the cruelest moments,
we are given a chance to change.

In the midst of the hearts of the hopeless,
we are given a chance to correct and derange.

In the midst of a broken record's cursed refrain,
we are given a chance to rethink our past.

In the midst of the shadows within the minds of the insane,
we are given a chance to remember the denied,

and make it last.

About this poem

"Eclipse" is a poem I wrote as a 16-year-old teenage girl about discovering a new side of my mother. We were spending a great deal of time with another family, playing poker and other card games until the early morning hours. Until that point, my relationship with her had been tumultuous at best, often peppered with emotional and physical abuses. These social gatherings were very healing in so many ways, offering a new insight into her personality and the goodness within her heart. Those days felt neverending with wonder and excitement as they turned into weeks... but as we all know, nothing ever lasts forever. 

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Written on May 28, 2007

Submitted by ammiemarie on March 07, 2024

Modified by ammiemarie on March 07, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XA XA BC BX C
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 381
Words 87
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 1

Ammie-Marie Littke

Ammie-Marie Littke is an American writer, songwriter, multimedia designer, and data analyst. Born and raised in southwest Michigan, she learned to love music and literature from the age of 4, adapting the ability to recognize a popular song within the first few seconds of airplay on the radio. She spent much of her teenage youth exploring her creative skills, writing nearly 200 poems and song lyrics between the ages of 11 and 17. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Web Design & Interactive Media from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and an Associate's Degree in Graphic Design Management from Bradford School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from East High School in Youngstown, Ohio. more…

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