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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:30 pm    Post subject: Poetry Reply with quote

I have a more difficult time writing stories and tend to write more in poetry. Hope others join me along the way.

Alone
My mind drums emptiness
my soul sucked out and left scarred
the bitterness rages and haunts my every breath

alone again I cry

the voices haunt me at every corner
they are too consumed to notice or care

alone again! I rage to the sky
the sky does not listen, not even to glance my way

Every moment the emptiness gushes out of me
I shake and then collapse in my own misery

The empty faces laugh at me
more faces ignore me
I am not dead for I have no respite

I am empty
I am alone

all alone
nothing matters

the pain is laughing
every fiber trembling and yet devoid

there is nothing left
just my emptiness that fills my universe

alone again,
pain is laughing inside
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't do much poetry, but when someone else is writing some, sometimes I can be persuaded.
(Also, there are some fun poems on the thread above called "Win deer's White Gold Dollars" ...she ran a few poetry contests a few years back.)


In a spirit of contrariness, here's what I thought of, starting with "alone."

"Alone?" she said.

"I barely remember alone!"
She turned around; I saw her face.
"Well, not for long," in a softer tone.
Her eyes the memories seemed to trace.

Sunlight on the countertop.
Two kids careening down the stairs,
jump the last three steps and then you stop -
Enough to give a mother scares!

The woman laughed as she shook her head,
Wiped her hands on the towel there,
All "Want some coffee?" and "I made bread!"
Moved cups and plates, pulled out a chair.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah Linna Heartlistener! Thanks for joining this and contributing. I have read many of your writings and I appreciate all of it.

[quote="Linna Heartlistener"](Also, there are some fun poems on the thread above called "Win deer's White Gold Dollars" ...she ran a few poetry contests a few years back.)

I would have never thought to look there for poetry but there is good stuff there for sure.

Which brings me to a question if we know a relatively recent thread like exists is better to add to it or create a new thread. My gut is telling me to create a new one since the other one was a contest and had no activity for quite some time...but hey what do I know?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember when I was newish to the Watch, I was always nervous about creating new threads. ("Oh no! Someone will say that really belongs THERE.")

And often if there's a thread that's like an -exact- match, well go to that thread and re-bump it.

BUT in this case - deer's contest is not an exact match.
So you creating a new thread works.

Disclaimer: Anything a mod says that may contradict this is to be taken as more authoritative!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! that is what I kind of figured - glad to know I am correct once in awhile Smile

Creak

Heart racing...
I cannot make a noise....
I labor up the stairs waiting....
every step seems like eternity

the damn stair creaks below my foot
trying to be so quiet...

almost there....
creak........damn stairs...must be quiet

I see the room so close.
I am scared,
what if I cannot do this after all....

creak...damn

my heart jumps more beats
thoughts racing
I inhale my breath,
waiting

I cross over the doorway
It lays there seemingly peaceful...

I inch closer....creak...damn

I have been gone,
now is the time to face my future...

I stare down at my little baby boys face

pure bliss
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swingset

the wind kicks up the swing clanking eerily into the night
the dirt creeps across the sunset night

...little boy sleeps peacefully...

the night shifts into day
perfect blue sky
just a soft whisper of wind blows

little boy runs across crisp grass
the grass bends and springs back

his small hands shift over the chains
he stretches his legs and aims for the clouds

mama and her new man come close by
daddy left...don't know where....
small hands clinch tight on chains

mama's man comes to push

little boy runs...runs...runs...
glances back, hears mama's tears

night shifts darkness back
little boy lying tucked tightly in bed
tight fingers clench the bedding
staring at ceiling
and nothing at all

mama's hushed voice

the darkness grows

little boy drifts away

....
mama looks down at little boy
"sorry" and a tear
.....

the wind kicks up the swing clanking
the dirt creeps across the hushed night
and into the new day
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love Conquers All

They say love conquers all.

But I am just a simple man
hoping to breathe in my own space.
I cannot give much
And flaws too easily seen.

They say love conquers all.

But my fears seep into my soul
and etch pain in my words.
I am stumbling,
falling.

They say love conquers all.

But it is all I can do to stand
and move forward another day.

I cannot conquer all,
sometimes I just hold on.

But when I see you there,
I will come hold you close
brush your hair with my fingers
and whisper:
"I love you"

Come, crash into my arms.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS - to all I am not trying to hog this space. I have purposely left time for others to contribute and I hope others (like Linna did) jump in and add poetry. Some of the poetry I have read on this site is great - so please jump in!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whispers

The sun whispers
let me light your way

The clouds whisper
let me shield the hot rays

The wind whispers
let me cool the path

The grass whispers
let me comfort the journey

The stream whispers
let me provide the drink

The trees whisper
reach up and obtain the fruit

The leaves whisper
lay upon us and rest

The Lord whispers
look around I am here
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

samrw3 wrote:
PS - to all I am not trying to hog this space. I have purposely left time for others to contribute and I hope others (like Linna did) jump in and add poetry. Some of the poetry I have read on this site is great - so please jump in!


Post on Samboy .. its good to read what floats your boat, navigates your boat and comprises your boat .. post on sunshine .. thats what the thread is here for ..
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW could I claim that as poetry 🤷‍♀️
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