The Flip Side



I kissed the night as it slipped away.
Escaping the Sun and it's baby blue sky.
The day always invades our tranquil colorless space.
I'll find Joy when it fades me to the other side.
Got feral eyes that I fixate, on the only thing moving, it's those flies on the wall.
My seclusion settles in with a lunar grin.
A sweet palpable air beckons me down the hall.
Candle light helps me see my face, reflecting its structure from the black on my screen.
It animates my silhouette from the light and we dance a duet while frogs and crickets sing.
The Moon and Stars call me out to gaze.
They're winking at me and I can't help but just smile.
Like a child I still excite when one breaks free and falls down.
This ebony pulse will resonate for miles.

About this poem

Its about the serenity of the nighttime

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Written on May 14, 2024

Submitted by cokerrogers on May 14, 2024

Modified by cokerrogers on May 14, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCDEFEGHIJKL
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 747
Words 154
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 13

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1 Comment
  • nooshin
    really enjoyed reading this... i especially liked the way the candle and the reflection of the persona's face resembled the sun and the moon... and how all the elements of nature joined in a cosmic dance with both... 
    LikeReply 11 month ago
    • cokerrogers
      It means a lot to me that you took the time to read it. Your kind words "brightened my day
      LikeReply 11 month ago
    • nooshin
      all goes to the beauty of your poem... :)
      LikeReply 11 month ago

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