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Where We Belong


I’m so awake, and depressed,

an open eye, I watch in awe

beautifully unaware

you shine, when you're stressed.

You never knew I always saw

How can you live in a forest fire and not be burned?

Your eyes reflect the flames

a lesson never learned.

You’re the moon,

unaware you create tides below

they recede too soon

leaving empty foam.

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Stereo on, lights off, open window racket,

this noisy dark can't blanket the liar.

Your arms surround me like a straight jacket.

Let’s dig up the past, burn it in a funeral pyre.

I only cry when you don’t hear

the deep of night

opened beers.

The stars below us, the universe above,

We grasp for one another,

we grope for love.

but fall we must,

burning through the atmosphere

a thousand miles of lust.

Back where we belong.


CM Sullivan (author) from California on December 20, 2017:

and you're very good too

Tiffany Steele on December 19, 2017:

O no, I don’t write, that would be all my daughter. I paint.

CM Sullivan (author) from California on December 19, 2017:

Thank you so much Tiffany, I need to start putting some more of my stuff on here, been awhile. If you have anything to post I'd love to read it ;)

Tiffany Steele on December 18, 2017:

So I know this is an old one, but I am finally getting the chance to read threw some of your work. I super dig the line “how can you live in a forest fire and not be burned”.

c. on September 07, 2013:

Lovely. :)

CM Sullivan (author) from California on November 19, 2012:

Max! Thank you, I am so stoked that I have someone who loves my stuff like you do, you are awesome!!

CM Sullivan (author) from California on November 19, 2012:

Thank you Pink, that is an amazing comment. I love it when someone else can relate and feel a connection to something I write.

BeyondMax from Sydney, Australia on July 19, 2012:

CM, it's a beauty. No matter how many times I read it - I feel it deep! Great poem, and I'll be back again. =)

the pink umbrella from the darkened forest deep within me. on June 20, 2012:

Wow, u wrote this drunk?! Achingly impressive. Theres so much inside of this that i felt.

CM Sullivan (author) from California on June 12, 2012:

Coffeegginmyrice: Thank you for your nice comment. :) I can't imagine all the horrible animal deaths that occur in the many forest fires that happen. Hopefully that pic is just a close call for them.

Marites Mabugat-Simbajon from Toronto, Ontario on May 29, 2012:

I am so saddened by the deer and the majestic forest fire behind them. I was thinking of the animals all of a sudden.

Beyond the photos is your beautiful "first piece" and you can put a tune into that too and turn it together into a poetic song! Good one, CM!

CM Sullivan (author) from California on May 22, 2012:

A grotesque piece you did and it slipped past me? What the hell? I am going over to look at it right now.

BeyondMax from Sydney, Australia on May 22, 2012:

What can I say, pool table killer LOL You should definitely try to write funny stuff, it's much easier than tough ones. I'm telling ya, when I did the grotesque piece (really nothing major from my point of view) the folks around here got seriously spooked LOL I had to lighten up the bizarre disaster just to straighten up the rocked boat LOL

CM Sullivan (author) from California on May 20, 2012:

Thank you Max! I don't know how much I like this one really yet. To be honest I wrote it completely smashed, lol. Decided to put it on the next morning anyway. Stuff does come out emotionally in that state that's for sure! My friend and I did put a can pyramid on the pool table with cans at the pockets and rolled balls to knock them in. haha. They were full cans though and one popped open....I'm so glad you like my prose and this poem though you have inspired me to try some light hearted and/or funny poems, thinking about writing one soon. :)

BeyondMax from Sydney, Australia on May 19, 2012:

I'd say it's a totally cool poem, very expressive and deep on a personal level. Brings out inner images perfectly, I'll probably sound like a complete nutcase but I do hear the music when I read it. I can relate to this poem hundred and ten percent LOL Great choice of pictures, have you ever played bowling with the cans (kind of funny pathetic attempt to switch from despair of drowning by grasping the tiny straw =)). Love your poems as well as prose, it's really impressive.

CM Sullivan (author) from California on May 18, 2012:

Thank you from the heart Sparklea. I know it wasn't the greatest but it did come from deep down and written in the lonely night. I think the deer were okay, animals instinctually jump in the water and follow it away from fires. :)

Sparklea from Upstate New York on May 18, 2012:

Voted up and beautiful. Very profound and full of emotion...You write from your inner self... LOVE the pictures, hope the deer were okay in the top one, I SO love animals. Thank you for this unique, original creation. Blessings, Sparklea :)

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