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Boomerang - 5 Stages of Poetry

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Boomerang - 5 Stages of Poetry

as my pen positions itself between my fingers and pillows itself on my hand… …I know not why I write and still I’ve got to take this poem for a ride…. Thoughts spew inside my head – too fast to articulate. Too deep to defend. Ticking like a badly timed bomb infused with a faulty timer – I reach for the pen… words align themselves as I walk Through the clutches of Pre-validation. My mind is appeased – my will is at ease…until the stumbler opens his mouth: “Poetry” he whispers and I’m thrown Into the vapors of Validation wondering, perhaps, maybe? Could it be that without will I have created that which could be termed as poetry? The jury is out: the naysayers and the critics; the conservatives and realists; friends and foes – torturing my mind, stroking my ego, making my blood boil, soothing my heart… tears I cannot cry…smiles they can not see… anger spills out; indifference sets in; I wring my mind and pack my poem slowly I embark on the Wrought past Post-validation. Baby steps in forming words I love. Twisting the poem in forms I’ve learnt. Dressing it in different styles, shortening it, elongating it; Snip, snap, cut, bandage – Rhythm no rhythm. Basking in formless form. Counting and discounting syllables But still it’s not enough. What’s the use of words if they don’t effect? Diving into The plunge I reign in the words – the leader of my chariot- My poem succumbs to my will. Wielding, exposing, slicing, dicing, building, destroying, encouraging, condemning the poem breathes – a life of its own. And I think to myself Oh please who am I to be the wielder of such potency? I call it back. Taking a stroll along the beach, I reminisce of things past; The things I’ve done; the things I’ve not done; The rot in the world; the love that begs to be heard… The thoughts start swirling in my mind. …. My steps take me back to the beginning… as my pen positions itself between my fingers and pillows itself on my hand… …I know not why I write and still I’ve got to take this poem for a ride….
For: Boomerrang Contest sponsor: Michael J. Falotico

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 11:11:00 AM
    I went back in time to read this awesome ride and at times it took my breath away. Your words, Vicky, bring this poem to life!

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 5:51:00 PM
    Vicky that is just how I write. I slice and dice and hopefully I'll get it right. Well written thoughts and thank you for your comment about my poem- Paid in Full

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 10:29:00 AM
    You are gifted beyond the ordinary.

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 7:07:00 PM
    a good poem~SKAT

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 4:53:00 PM
    Fantastic poem, superbly crafted and well deserving of this win. Cheers!

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 11:09:00 PM
    You are a true writer. I can see it in the tremendous command you have of the language you are using! Congrats for your number one win!

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 8:24:00 AM
    Congrats on your big Win Vicky, what a fantastic boomerang poem you have, enjoyed my reading today :) - hug, yanny

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 7:00:00 AM
    Hi Vicky. Congrats to your win! I loved your poem in loads!:)

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 1:42:00 AM
    - Congratulations on your winning poem Vicky, well deserved! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 1:29:00 AM
    Mandy congratulations Vicky on your top spot so well deserved xx

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 6:28:00 PM
    Wonderful write so glad you won big. Congrad's Light & Love Always

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 4:41:00 PM
    Vicky I knew you'd take top spot. This is one of your best poems. Congratulations! Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 4:21:00 PM
    Vicky, love your winning poem in Michael's "boomerang contest" always & forever :-) LINDA

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 3:38:00 PM
    congrats on your big win my dear xxx

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 9:23:00 PM
    Vicky, I have read many poems on poetry soup, but I have never read anyones as moving as yours, I am glad I ran across your poetry, God bless and continue your great work, you writings teach, peace be with you, debra

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 6:52:00 PM
    So nice to read your verse this evening, Vickie and I agree AMAZING but I expect no less from you ;). Light & Love

    Tsiluma Avatar Vicky Tsiluma
    Date: 1/31/2013 2:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You set the standards. Thanks.
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 10:59:00 AM
    Nicely done!!!! Can you please read my poem thanks. Wow

    Tsiluma Avatar Vicky Tsiluma
    Date: 1/31/2013 2:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks. And I will.
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 6:47:00 AM
    Left breathless once again by your transcendent pen. I for one am so happy you take your pen on these rides. You truly are an appreciated gift.

    Tsiluma Avatar Vicky Tsiluma
    Date: 1/31/2013 2:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Richard - breathe!
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 4:27:00 AM
    Dear Vicky, A very fine ride of poetry along the shores of inspiration! We all go through similar experiences till we reach the finish line of creation. Wonderful writing full of feelings and strength of soul! Loved it. Lately I wrote “FEELINGS” were I am dealing with the same issue. Thank you for sharing.

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 3:55:00 AM
    My friend, a poet you are, no doubt, you write deep within your heart. Such soulfulness your pen writes emotions, confusions to your abilities to write. This is outstanding by far. Great job done Vicky. A winner it will be. Have you thought about entering it into the "Confessions of a Poet" contest. I'm not sure of the form of style they want but check it out. Warm Smiles Always, Connie

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