Poems about moving



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№ 1206971

Moving On

I've had to tell myself over and over again that you didn't really mean it
- every time you said you loved me
I swear to myself that love would not bite me
Love would be artwork on my skin instead of scars
Love won't strike for the jugular or slice my achilles
Love will hold my hand and sing songs for me
Love will be written in satin cursive
It will be written in front of my vision and all over my face
Love will not hurt if it doesn't have to
Love will not leave me there until it feels like coming back
Love will be a human being- not a ghost, not a robot
Love might not say its name
But it won't hide from me
It won't leave for weeks without a word
Love will not tell me that my ideas don't matter
Love will be an entity, and I haven't found it yet
But it has taken me all of this time to convince myself it wasn't you.


moving.

Author: Lydia
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Date: 04/04/2020


№ 1206691

Still Moving

Autumn hit us like a truck
Our 90 degree race was promptly followed by days of 40 degree practice
Our elbows chaffing against our shirts, nevertheless grateful for the rest,
The shelter from the humidity
I don't think I was actually breathing as I crossed the threshold of the second lap of our three mile loop
In some odd twist of fate, I'll be running in the varsity semifinals next week
As my lungs tried to tear themselves from my chest, I tried to remind myself that this wasn't my first run
I've had six months of slamming my heels into the ground, just like every other girl on this trail
I heave every time someone passes me
I think, "Just one more deep breath and I will cross that line, "
I think that my height is betraying me and my joints are grinding to a painful halt
I think that I am still moving.


moving.

Author: Lydia
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Date: 04/04/2020

№ 1205478

Moving through space

Time trips everyone up in the end
We move through space shared with the ancestors
Invisible footprints are everywhere.


moving,  space.

Author: nivek
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Date: 02/04/2020

№ 1204766

Keep Those Feet Moving

Keep those feet moving
And be willing to try
Have a positive outlook on matters
Do not let opportunity pass you by
When a chance is there
Assert yourself accordingly
Have that strong will
Always take responsibility


feet,  keep,  moving.

Author: Ronell Warren Alman
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Date: 02/04/2020


№ 1204728

Still life taken from a moving train, 1997

A person on the metro, six stops from their destination
Leafing through a brochure titled How
To Get Rich Quick -
Sighing in disgust,
"I was never allowed to go on the metro
When I was young, " boasts the woman
Sitting beside them, an accessory of
The Scene. a prop
(voice is loud and nasally, and the person - five stops - considers moving)
Quick smile, polite:
Which means, go away. or, at the very least, don't talk quite
So loud
Okay? okay?
A softcover Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary is under the seat, discarded,
Sharpie skidding through it (four stops) at every jolt
Of the train.
This is normal, all trains are jerky sometimes, and the loud woman
Expresses her concerns.
An old man, older than both people,
Older than anything really - coughs.
Wet coughs.
The person frowns, but quietly, so
The woman and man won't notice.
(they are well-practiced in the art of subtlety)
Three stops. the woman leaves
But the smell lingers
And the dictionary, having slid back
One or two rows for effect
A flock of tourists board. kids in the seats
Parents hanging tiredly to safety holds
(be still be quiet keep your hands to yourself, mandy
A little boy of six clinging to the person's jacket with
Sticky warm fingers)
Two stops, and the boy asks why they look so sad.
What they're reading.
They have perfected the art of silence
But little boys don't understand silence.
The mother hovers in the background
Sneaking dirty looks at the person,
Wax smudged smile going crooked at the edges
One stop,
The boy asks where they got their hair
(my head;
He is unimpressed)
He is kicking the lonely dictionary
Providing it with company,
Or maybe unaware.
They leave, and the mother hisses something at them as they pass -
Clutches the boy's arm.
The dictionary has been stuck on the word spectral for three days,
And the train hums to life.


life,  moving,  train.

Author: bucky
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Date: 02/04/2020

№ 1202632

Moving Up.

Last month i jumped
At the thought of wishing
You a happy thanksgiving
But until yesterday it didn't
Occur to me that I should
Wish you a merry christmas
And I like that, I really
Like that.


moving.

Author: brooke
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Date: 31/03/2020


№ 1201053

Un-moving pictures

Living life like a photograph
I am captured in that moment
A record of images of the past
The black and white of atonement

The negatives scroll through my mind
By now, I guess I get the picture
A flash frame from that place in time
On this wall, I am a fixture

Living life like a photograph
It's on my wall, then I own it
A snapshot of images of the past
A still frame of atonement


moving,  pictures.

Author: GaryL
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Date: 29/03/2020

№ 1197927

Un-moving pictures

Living life like a photograph
I am captured in that moment
A record of images of the past
The black and white of atonement

The negatives scroll through my mind
By now, I guess I get the picture
A flash frame from that place in time
On this wall, I am a fixture

Living life like a photograph
It's on my wall, then I own it
A snapshot of images of the past
A still frame of atonement


moving,  pictures.

Author: GaryL
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Date: 27/03/2020

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