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I picked up a marble

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I picked up a marble

I was walking a dark path
Among black trees
Time always running
Careless and mysterious

I was running, towards nowhere,
Without meaning, without will
I flew and fell again and again
Over a dark and invisible ravine   

Then, I picked up a marble
A translucent colored glass
I gazed unwittingly through it
Unable to close my eye

A sensation, new and unknown
A different world
Went straight through the marble
Was it just confusion?

But suddenly black became white
Impossible became possible
A pale smile appeared. 
A flame of hope was born. 


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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 4:31:00 PM
    Patrizia, this endures a good flowing verse, enjoyed your poem. Many Blessings with your Featured Poem of the week. By the way no matter my blue color or tune I am always here, spreading the colorful cheer.....Happy Easter!" xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 4:05:00 PM
    Congrats Patrizia on your dramatic monologue being featured.

  1. Date: 3/19/2012 4:50:00 PM
    Interesting way to depict a transition from aimlessness to hope. Like your upbeat ending. Favorite lines "black became white" "Impossible became possible"