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Offline Tom 10

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #60 on: April 03, 2016, 08:45:12 PM »
I hate to bring this up, but if anyone has the heart for a poetry challenge entry, the contest could use one more. :)

http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=59995.0

It could still count as one of the mighty 30, just wait until the voting ends to post it here. ::) ::)

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #61 on: April 04, 2016, 06:26:45 AM »
'I'll make you a real man someday'
his favourite quote after every beating
he'd be standing over
looking down
at me, his genetic experience
with mom whimpering in the corner
'no more no more'
but it never was
enough to fill
the emptiness he had
left inside

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #62 on: April 04, 2016, 07:28:03 AM »
No. 4

Grad Studentsí Office


Air pungent with smoke
typewriter keys tapping out
theses, talkís of food.

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #63 on: April 04, 2016, 09:06:17 AM »
1. Waukenabo
2.  Zero Sum
3.  Waiting to Be Reborn
4.  Sharp in black and white

« Last Edit: April 11, 2016, 02:02:05 PM by Tom 10 »

Offline Catherine F

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #64 on: April 04, 2016, 03:27:50 PM »
#4    Memories


Her eyes are lost always,
Wide open on the far away
Space, smiling and sad.
She's here and she's not.
Absent or empty maybe,
Looking helpless,
Silent as a pebble
In the evening dust.

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #65 on: April 04, 2016, 09:08:37 PM »
This is my number 2

Feeze

When he wasnít home
before midnight
the tsunami came
breeching the floodwall.

She wrung her hair in her hands
until it fell about her
alabaster face in limp coils.

His arrival at 1:00 am
caused her cheeks to flame
and she slapped him hard,
but it was too late.

Her fingernails were bitten down.

A woman always knows.
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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #66 on: April 04, 2016, 09:10:00 PM »
I Have Also Written # 3,

"Filth"

and # 4,

"Gamine"

but I have no time to type right now...will visit tomorrow to read your adventures.
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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #67 on: April 05, 2016, 06:40:15 AM »
NAPO Number 5

The Watchman.

Mum, fast asleep,
using up my visiting time.
She woke when I arrived,
smiled, opened her eyes,
but said she felt drowsy.

"Are you alright?" I asked.
"Yes, just drowsy."
Then snuggled back into her pillow.
"I'll wake you for supper."
"Okay."

Now I watch her face,
Relaxed but animated.
Her dreams must be good,
She smiles, and occasionally laughs quietly.
What happy memories are stirring?

The inflatable mattress,
self adjusting,
rustles, creaks, and sighs
as it adjusts to the slight movements
of her now frail body,

I've seen her rigid with night terrors,
about cats walking all over her.
Or white-faced with horror
at wartime memories of bombing,
or dogs foraging amongst the dead.

I've shaken her awake at times like these,
called from my own bed
by an eldritch howl or a muted whimper.
Even reluctantly slapped her face
when those nightmares gripped tight.

How can I begrudge her my time,
when she's sleeping happily?
Miles away from mere oblivion,
Time is cheap, her dreams precious.
So I watch and smile with her.

Gyppo
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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #68 on: April 05, 2016, 07:33:53 AM »
when the rains begin
it falls in
buckets
mops
I saw a dog and cat once
but I think they were only out for a walk
like me
they probably thought
this is much better than snow
which takes forever to catch
on a tongue
because those flakes taunt
as they float
zig-zagging your dodges
making it hard to get a proper mouthful
to drink
but with rain
its more like a drive-thru
just open your mouth and get served
'Did you miss me?'
Spring asks
'Damn right!'

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #69 on: April 05, 2016, 02:45:18 PM »
No. 5

Feed the Dog

I keep
forgetting to feed
the dog,
losing the key
to my hotel room,
missing my flight
home.

These are my dreams,
night after night.

Iíve clearly gone slack
on the journey.

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #70 on: April 05, 2016, 03:02:08 PM »
 #5  Morning pages

On the dark side of the day
Nightmares sleep away
Of water turning into smoke
And music threatening the deaf
My mouth is mute and
My fear is great
But outside is waiting
And strangers may be friends

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #71 on: April 05, 2016, 04:06:58 PM »
They're coming thick and fast - and good - so far.  Great to see it happening.

Gyppo
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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #72 on: April 05, 2016, 07:15:43 PM »
#5

Indomitable Emotion

seething ocean
bubbling spit
fuming funnel before thunder
not even the outer reaches of sky can subdue

there in space gravity cannot keep it in
and so I explode into infinite matter
to form a whole new universe without you
your remnants just dust tunneled into a black hole
where you belong inside out with my anger as a blanket
there in the dark it is cold without the sun

and I will be be be
first only in sprinkles
then a germinated seed

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #73 on: April 05, 2016, 07:16:46 PM »
#5  Morning pages

On the dark side of the day
Nightmares sleep away
Of water turning into smoke
And music threatening the deaf
My mouth is mute and
My fear is great
But outside is waiting
And strangers may be friends


This ends on such a hopeful note   :)
REW

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #74 on: April 05, 2016, 07:18:01 PM »
when the rains begin
it falls in
buckets
mops
I saw a dog and cat once
but I think they were only out for a walk
like me
they probably thought
this is much better than snow
which takes forever to catch
on a tongue
because those flakes taunt
as they float
zig-zagging your dodges
making it hard to get a proper mouthful
to drink
but with rain
its more like a drive-thru
just open your mouth and get served
'Did you miss me?'
Spring asks
'Damn right!'


This is a playful poem so perfect for April showers hurrah   :)
REW