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Perceptions

I am a flower that blooms in spring.
I am the crown of a queen or king.
I am a butterfly, spreading its wings.
I am an aspect of all of these things.
I am dark blood on the virgin snow.
I am that soup-stain that just won’t go.
I am the shadow that always shows.
I am that one thing that everyone knows.
I am the Earth and the Moon and the Sun.
I am the bullet, the barrel, the gun.
I am a steak dinner, or tea and buns.
I am the truth from which everyone runs.
I am your favourite colour, or blue.
I am that sweet dream that never comes true.
I am your monster and I am your muse.
I am the Rorschach test therapists use.

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  1. Date: 5/12/2010 5:24:00 AM

    Ohhh thank you all! I'm really overwhelmed to see my poems get such a lovely response! Gosh, Amy Green! I can see I'm going to get on just sparklingly with you!

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 4:06:00 AM

    great different idea---this would make a neat concrete poem.

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 2:47:00 AM

    Excellent write! love Simone

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 10:40:00 PM

    This deserves a big WOW! Every single line is well written. A few I really liked were, "I am dark blood on the virgin snow." and, "I am your monster and I am your muse." and, "I am the Rorschach test therapists use." Awesome!

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 10:40:00 PM

    In fact, this one is going to my favorites.