Thursday, February 25, 2010

Read Write Poem


This week's prompt from readwritepoem is "what do you believe".  For this one, it was suggested to write two lists.  I did follow the directions and for a long time, I was stumped.  Then, suddenly, this is what came out!  Hope you enjoy!

Open this road
like a vein,
let the blood spill--
a red souvenir.

Escape is the only real thing
I can believe in.
I can only worship the yawning
chasm of possibility
held before me in the darkness
like a prayer.

Run, run, run
I can run forever
and not stop for even a breath,
this is what I want
to believe--
that escape is possible.

Somewhere
are the palm trees
blue water
sweet air
waiting for me to breathe.

I've tried it all,
the retribution
reevaluation
resuscitation of old loves.
Heart crusted with rusted
dust; I turn over my palm
to see it's time to go.

Just one more mile, one more minute,
I am free.

8 comments:

  1. Enjoyed reading this. I can relate, too.

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  2. Oh Lena, I do not poetry but this stood out for me; " I can only worship the yawning
    chasm of possibility
    held before me in the darkness
    like a prayer."

    The chasm of possibility, yes I have felt like that too, I have stood there too, but no more.
    I am reaching them Lena, I am reaching the possibilities and the chasm is no more.
    xox Wilma

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  3. I am a great proponent of escapism in all its forms.Hit the non conformist creative spirit road, ticket out of bloopsville,to the isle of sanity where one can contemplate rock pools without medication!Liked this poem.

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  4. Open this road
    like a vein,


    Very powerful opening!

    this is what I want
    to believe--
    that escape is possible.


    Sometimes vicarious is easier than nothing, but I believe escape is possible - even when it is a matter of definitions.

    Thanks!

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  5. Great beginning. I love all those "ust-y" sounds in the tried it all section, and "I turn over my palm to see it's time to go".

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  6. Very nice! I love this "Just one more mile, one more minute,
    I am free."
    Thanks for sharing.
    Pamela

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  7. Escape is underrated, I think! This is a lovely creative piece and a pleasure to read and dream!

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  8. I particularly responded to the image of the road opening up like a vein. Well done!

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