Poem that’s a metaphor – Miss Rumphius challenge

Miss Rumphius challenged us all to write a poem that’s a metaphor. I read the others’ contributions, and felt the delight that good poetry brings. I wanted to join in the play, so here’s mine:




I see your eyes take me in,

feel your words caress away my pain

like a silk-soft touch on my cheek

a warm hand press against mine

and I know I am loved

and safe,

here in this moment

with you.




Cheryl Rainfield, all rights reserved.





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About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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2 Responses to Poem that’s a metaphor – Miss Rumphius challenge

  1. Tricia says:

    Hi Cheryl,
    I’m so glad you joined us. This is a lovely poem that fits so nicely with the image.
    Best,
    Tricia

  2. Cheryl says:

    Thanks, Tricia. 🙂 I felt inspired by both your call and the poetry I read on your blog.

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