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Forever Within

I watched the rain
Pouring forever, 
It seemed.

Later, the Sun, 
The moon and stars
Still – silently glowing, 
Forever it seemed.

My body occupied their space, 
Evolving thoughts traveled elsewhere
Trying to connect together
Brilliantly glowing alone – apart.

I watched what was there
Trying to understand a connection
Senseless frigid thoughts of oddity
Fitting inside was not possible, again
Always outside – where it isn’t cramped
Enough room to feel the stillness - usually.

I had no face.  Timid.  I 
Was indescribably blending in with whiteness
Erased by the superficial nothingness of time and space
Where people resided with their clothes of jewels, gold and furs.

Naked and exposed I lived amongst the forgotten few by the many
Clad with my pure innocent unrefined rags of thoughts, ideas and brittle crumbs
Leftovers for the “fairy tales of once upon a time” … the soulful ones
Definable only by the inside of myself from within myself. 
Separated by inevitability, not by choice, maybe but still outside. 

I remain condemned by who I am 
To live within
Inhaling the warmth solitude of self-expression
Forever within.

© Charles H Keys, 2012.  All Rights Reserved

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  1. Date: 3/31/2012 10:26:00 AM
    I rejoyed reading your work today. Thanks for sharing and thanks for reading my work.

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 1:29:00 PM
    Wow! Thanks for posting

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 11:16:00 AM
    Where did this week go I wonder again. I have enjoyed reading your poetry today Chuck. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with joy and happiness. Keep writing and sharing your poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 11:00:00 AM
    Wow very US ;) I can see why you like my poetry..we are in the same flock if not birds of a feather..the only constructive question I have to ask is on form/layout ..why? capitalize the first word of every line? I know in the long past lots of poets did this..I do not do this because I do not consider than avalid reason ;) something [in life or your writing FOR a reason] Light & Love

    Keys Avatar Chuck Keys
    Date: 3/30/2012 11:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    every work to me is not related to any others - they are all different - form, format, capitalization, punctuation etc. or not are relative to my thought process at the time of creation. i never know how it will look until i have completed it - does that make sense. my only consistency is i like variation, non restraint, aka freedom of thought. thanks for the comments.
  1. Date: 3/30/2012 7:33:00 AM
    This is very interesting, and I see your "trip" was also quite different and not the expected!! Great writing! nope, no waking up on a warm beach for ME. I sure wish it could be so!! Luv, Andrea

    Keys Avatar Chuck Keys
    Date: 3/30/2012 7:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you know, i think you are a great writer! i enjoy your thoughts and how well you make your point. thank you, chuck