A poem i had to write for English whilst wandering around the school. It's the first poem i've written in class since first year.
I hate free-verse and any crit is welcome.
Lying on my back
Face down to the sky,
Cradled in the arms of warm and musty soil
Blades of petty grass tickling my cheeks
Flushing beneath the shards of sunlight
Which pin me to the ground.
Sly and subtle grin
Creaks across my face
As the trivial chatter of
Friends and of others
Clatters in my head.
The clouds waltzing by with
Much like the meaningless ribbons of
Conversation winding through the air
Surrounded by a distant sense of
Security. Yearning for the belonging yet
Seeking a moment of clarity to be held
Captive in a silence.
Shadows from the disapproving frown
Of a stark and silent concrete block
Interrupted by the sun spewing a
Golden sliver of light through the blue
Neither here nor there.
I am lying in my silence
Face down to the sky.