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poetry by j matthew waters

jars of light


nobody asked me to share
my dreams with anyone
so I kept them to myself
nurtured them as best I could

in the middle of the night
silence awakened me
beckoned me to walk alone
in streets that never sleep

along the way I imagined
the sad ones called my name
reaching out like lonely stars
dying to find a home

I gathered them in jars
full of oxygen and hope
promised to return again
when eyes are laid down low



september two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
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18 thoughts on “jars of light

  1. a really lovely write-up

  2. cyberbonn on said:

    loverly

  3. I truly love this one, John!! It really touched me !

  4. Sometimes your poems make me very sad..

  5. You have a gift for describing the indescribable.

  6. oops….describing the indescribable.

  7. Kris Swanguarin on said:

    Bravo. Bravo, my friend.

  8. full of oxygen and hope
    promised to return again
    when eyes are laid down low
    WHEEWWWWW! SNAP, SNAP, SNAP!!

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