Posted on September 1, 2023
Cover Image Title: Busy Bees
Cover Image by Alice
Specifications: Resized from 2000 pixels x 2000 pixels
People swarming like bees in hives
Hoarding precious memories of their lives
Flitting about their beloved time square
Packed altogether, drowning in air.
A superficial window would reveal
Perfect memories, successful business deals
As if they knew you’d go poking around,
They keep their best attributes above ground.
Deeper talks to get deeper in mind
With many words of intentions most kind
With a stroke of luck, a four leaf clover
They’ll let your curiosity take over.
Diving far below where not many dare to go
The thoughts here follow an untamed flow
Nay, not the best of the best exist
Only angry thoughts, a chaotic mist.
If you dare even venture farther
These thoughts far below burn brighter, hotter
With melancholy clouds, claustrophobic ceiling
Memories here, made crying and screaming.
Residual memories from long ago in time
Past lives, past loves, thoughts bitter as limes
Minds keep these memories buried
Depressing tears, an unnamed untamed flurry.
Things found here cause occasional breaks
Wondering about past mistakes
Wondering, why do other eyes look down?
Combing through memories deep underground.
Nothing found, creating deep unrest
Horrible feelings settling in their chest
Things that keep them up at night
Huddled up in their covers so tight.
You may emerge, eyes filled with tears
Newfound vengeance and newfound fears
However, you will find better understanding
Of their brain’s scars and brandings.
If you peer into their eyes, I hope you see
Their hopes, failures, flaws and dreams
Use this understanding of them to inspire
May your love for them burn a bright fire.
My inspiration for this poem was how everybody has multiple layers and facets to their beings. I love thinking about each person’s personality traits as ingredients that set them aside from everybody else. Memories, experiences, feelings, all account for the person who we are each day. Imagery, Descriptive Language, Simile, Metaphor, and Alliteration are some of the writing techniques used in the poem. I wrote this poem when I was in Grade Nine for my final project in my English class with my favorite teacher of all time. It’s the best one I’ve ever made so far. I hope whoever reads this enjoys it.
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[Writing Editor: An anonymous contributor]