The silver linings

Synthaea By Synthaea, 29th Aug 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Some days, it's all too easy to forget that it is ultimately you who controls your mind, your perspectives, your life.

Positivity unthought: a choice.

I rise sluggishly and glance, bleary-eyed, at my reflection.
Hair limp and straggly, face pale
Eyes squinty and bloodshot from last night's crying
Mouth dry with bitterness
Brain rancid with resentment
What am I doing here.

My body is unused, racked with aches and pains
That have no place in youth
I am wasting away.
This despondent wind has shaken my beliefs.
I need to get out. I need to live.
I am half-seeing the world through dead, swollen eyes.

I force myself to the shower.
Awakened briefly by the scalding rush
I remind myself that I can choose my outlook
Today can be good, or today can be bad.
So I stare up at the silver shower head
And think of the silver linings.

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author avatar Synthaea
I'm quite a bizarre teenager. Intellect and eccentricity enthrall me. I am torn between science and literature, unsure which I wish my future to rest with.

Writing is my constant, and ensures my sanity (or perhaps lack thereof).
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author avatar Mrinal
29th Aug 2010 (#)

Very Nice Poem ! Amazing again. This one explains sometimes what I really feel when I wake up in the mornings. :)

Loved it. :)

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author avatar Synthaea
29th Aug 2010 (#)

Thanks very much, Mrinal :) it's nice to know that I'm not the only one. ^^

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author avatar SiddiQ
29th Aug 2010 (#)

Beautiful poem!

Kinda made me sad. Don't ask me why 'cause I don't know. :P

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author avatar Synthaea
29th Aug 2010 (#)

Aww. Thanks SiddiQ :) I guess it is quite a sad poem.

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author avatar grey
30th Aug 2010 (#)

i guess my problem is the fact that i'm controlling me~! lolXD

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author avatar Synthaea
30th Aug 2010 (#)

Aha, I know that feeling. Sometimes you can be your own worst enemy :P

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author avatar Retired
30th Aug 2010 (#)

Its beautiful.....
Every experience have good and bad points to take into consideration. Always be thankful for the experience that makes you wiser...

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author avatar Synthaea
30th Aug 2010 (#)

Thank you, Annashank. And I absolutely agree, remember that the hard times make you stronger and teach you well.

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author avatar LOVERME
30th Aug 2010 (#)

nice thanx
i'm back shal lcomment tomorrow

tired hectic journey
and more beloved poetry

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author avatar Synthaea
30th Aug 2010 (#)

Thanks loverme :) and okay. Hope you enjoyed your trip.

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author avatar SiddiQ
30th Aug 2010 (#)

Now I know what made me sad!
The clouds!
But heck if I know why. :P

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author avatar Synthaea
30th Aug 2010 (#)

Haha, I looked for that image for quite some time. I suppose they're rather grey clouds. But at least the sun's shining ;)

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author avatar Nicolaspondylus
30th Aug 2010 (#)

Oh my. Pretty intense feeling to belong elsewhere, yes? With time comes place, even if time tends to be against us, it still brings us what we need. D:

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author avatar Synthaea
30th Aug 2010 (#)

Eventually, hopefully. ^^

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author avatar rosabella
1st Sep 2010 (#)

Beautifully written. Always look for the silver lining.

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author avatar Synthaea
1st Sep 2010 (#)

Thank you, Rosabella... and yes. People need to remember to light the candle rather than curse the darkness.

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author avatar LOVERME
9th Sep 2010 (#)

all the comments u draw speak for themselves
lovely poetry urs
grt888
not seen u
around these days

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author avatar Synthaea
9th Sep 2010 (#)

Thanks loverme. :)
Yeah, I'm kind of abandoning Wikinut slightly >.> I have so many unread messages in my inbox it's not funny.

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author avatar j.m. raymond
11th Sep 2010 (#)

I always enjoy a piece of writing that does something out of the ordinary with ordinary objects or feelings.

"So I stare up at the silver shower head
And think of the silver linings."

Nicely done! Takes a sad poem and stands it on its head.

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author avatar Synthaea
11th Sep 2010 (#)

Me too, j. m. raymond. That seems to be what I'm trying to achieve with most of my poems. :)

Thank you! That was what I was going for. Well, not really. but it's what I ended up going for.

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