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Symbolism

Sometimes life is not literature.
Sometimes a clock just tells time,
Instead of ticking down to destruction.
Sometimes rain does not fall to make us miserable,
And the sun does not shine for our souls.
Sometimes rainbows are not a prophecy.
Sometimes dreams do not make sense,
And they are not meant to.
Sometimes red does not mean blood or lust or love;
Sometimes a rose is just a rose.
Doves do not always bring peace;
Owls are not wise.
Sometimes a hug is just a hug,
A friend is just a friend,
A word is just a word,
And we have to learn to live with that.

Copyright © Katie Mitchell | Year Posted 2009

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  1. Date: 11/29/2009 8:44:00 PM

    all these in my opinion are the purpose of poetry, enjoyed this write, trying to shut down for the night... had to see what you were up to, gonna catch the news and go to bed, see ya, interesting write as well.
  1. Date: 11/27/2009 12:31:00 PM

    By the way, I am sensing something about you, that you want to be romantic with someone, but...you're having to live without. Must be painful for you....
  1. Date: 11/27/2009 12:30:00 PM

    Oh, I liked this. Very much simplicity to these words, but wise. Love, Sara:)
  1. Date: 11/5/2009 9:37:00 PM

    Very nice...Enjoyed reading tonight...Marty

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