Author's Note: This is the second version of this poem. After submitting it into my creative writing class I haven't changed it that much, bu I thought it would be worth uploading the revised version. Feel free to comment, but please make sure they're constructive!


Origami Life

Slowly created with the greatest care

each fold is perfect, each crease exact.

Emotion caught with white skin

is gone in a flash, when fire spins.

Carefully made, gently handled,

don't let it tear, work with tender hands,

follow a pattern set down through the ages.

Then let it take flight, and watch it fall.

Life is a craned crafted from thin sheets

of purest white paper. Carefully made

and slowly created. Held loosely it will

drift away; held too tightly it crumples in pain.