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Roles Reversed

As I look to the darkened sky,
a fallen angel in disguise
held me down around the halo,
I fell and drowned into their eyes.

Deepest notions of sentiment,
unearth the thoughts I have sent.
A candle burning through the night.
Is my mind broken? While yours is bent?

I need to change this skin tonight.
I'll take yours, it fits just right.
Roles reverse, I float away.
While you stay grounded, so sleep tight.

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  1. Date: 5/6/2011 7:15:00 PM
    LIke Carolyn said below, I too find this deep and compelling. Love those last two lines!

  1. Date: 5/6/2011 5:49:00 PM
    Ooooh, this is such a deep and compelling poem, Emma. Love the way you describe the role reversal with the fallen angel. Especially the line about your mind being broken while the angel's is bent. Truly outstanding! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/6/2011 2:24:00 PM
    Very cool poem here, Emma. Has just a touch of strangeness to it, to make it a great poem to read.

  1. Date: 5/6/2011 2:11:00 PM
    Loved it! Great job.(:

  1. Date: 5/6/2011 2:02:00 PM
    Good rimes, Emma, this poem is a double reader. I enjoyed your thoughts.