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Candy Made Of Cotton

You were born and raised as a dream,
That someone else liked to keep.
Run me like a river,
Currents can’t keep us from sleep.
You were raised like a flag. 
So sorry so forgotten,
You were left at half mast.
A tomato in the sun not dried but rotten. 

Candy made of cotton.
Dreams are meant to be forgotten.
And I’ll forget with help from smoke and ashes.
Alone here we lie between the sounds.
Don’t we all think our lives could be profound?
But my genius only comes in flashes.

Turn me like a table.
The only stories I ever heard were fables.
So now all I tell are tall tales. 
Something about cats in cradles. 
I wanted so much from life but I was afraid to reach.
Now hand in my pockets tangled up in sleeves.
My dreams have stayed just dreams.

Candy made of cotton.
Dreams are meant to be forgotten.
And I’ll forget with help from smoke and ashes.
Alone here we lie between the sounds.
Don’t we all think our lives could be profound?
But my genius only comes in flashes.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 7/30/2013 5:14:00 AM
The first paragraph seems oddly different should these be two separate poems? don't get me wrong I write this because I like both parts Just separately.
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Date: 7/9/2013 12:53:00 PM
Alden, your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers, Stopping by with a nice and sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup fan and "FRIEND"....... God Bless........... Hugs* SKAT
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Date: 8/2/2013 3:12:00 PM
thanks skat :)
Date: 7/2/2013 11:39:00 PM
Wow flows so easily, like a song. Welcome to Poetry Soup. SuZ Ps noticed one typo half mast.
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Date: 8/2/2013 3:12:00 PM
thanks for catching that, and the comment :)
Date: 7/2/2013 10:05:00 PM
Reminds me of the late Joseph Heller's novel "Catch 22" where the soldiers tried to sell chocolate covered cotton.
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