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The Fallen Poet

(The Fallen Poet)

Shadows, fall from the east
Winter show, white meadows,
Compelling words lost, in a silent world
Beautiful, Bloomingdale is how it goes
Apocalyp-so, my very own limbo
I was alone in a field of corpses-
A field of men, women and broken pens, 
Images of angels fallen to their knees

A pace of space, where--
The sun became a wasted disease
The more I prayed the worse I felt,
Lord, I came before you- broken from head to toe

Heaven sees through, the secret inside
Lost I may be, yet you see
Offended me, I no longer sing
I wait till all is asleep
My ink is dry, a broken poet, with nowhere to go
Lost in the shadows of snow, frozen like ice
A sheet of paper, with no meaning, no words

My friends, my comrades, how easily one forgets

Like a game of chess, I panicked
Made all the right and wrong moves
I lost my way, staggered across
Love comes and love goes
My heart weaker than, weak
I don't know how I survived before, 
After turning the other cheek
I was no longer whole, forsaken myself endlessly 
I was lost, could not even count on myself

Guidance, I ignored no one believed what's become of me
Secretly, I stood in my old footsteps after falling down

At times end, I found nothing could put me back where I belong
It's time to get back on offense,
Walk through the new doors God reopened to my life

~SKAT~

(A Poet Destroyer Collaboration)

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  1. Date: 12/26/2014 10:05:00 PM

    Hello dear SKAT. Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season. We are blessed to have you and P. D. here on soup. We all are subject to walking the graves. With lingering thoughts that nobody saves. A mystery of emptied minds. A lost conclusion no one finds. We just keep plinking at the keys. Riding waves of poetic seas. Peace. :)
  1. Date: 12/26/2014 7:47:00 PM

    Skat, hope your Christmas was merry and your new year is bright.All the best! Hugs
  1. Date: 12/26/2014 2:50:00 AM

    This is an exceptional write vouching my two ever dearest poet sisters and friends to be always on the go and never ever be fallen-never. Merry, merry Christmas to you my loving poet sisters! Missing you both. I wish you and your family all the best this Christmas season and the New Year 2015 to come! God bless! Warm hugs, wishes an cheers! always & 4ever, Leonora
  1. Date: 12/25/2014 1:11:00 PM

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas... Hugs Tim
  1. Date: 12/24/2014 5:16:00 PM

    Skat, i don't i'll be posting anything after reading that.Your an amazing writer.I;m been going through something very,very similar.Reading your poem was like reading a polished version of mine.It was actually a little strange.In good way.I love the line''its time to get back on offense''That's where im currently at after three years of heartache and more deaths than I care to think of.I'v only read the one but look forward to the others.Keep up the great work.You reminded me that still can feal
  1. Date: 12/16/2014 12:48:00 PM

    Great piece of work! Stay Strong, and keep your head to the sky. Ken
  1. Date: 12/16/2014 11:34:00 AM

    I love this poem so much Skat io can really feel it and I love the intro
  1. Date: 12/15/2014 6:22:00 AM

    Well articulated the intro is awesome
  1. Date: 12/14/2014 6:13:00 AM

    Be always stronger and never fear of anything. Everything is predesigned, just we are to pass the way of our life with true strength by obeying God only. You have done well nicely. Excellent expression of heart felt realization depicts the victory. Loved always, my lovely friend,bl
  1. Date: 12/13/2014 4:17:00 PM

    loved this, especially the very last line!
  1. Date: 12/12/2014 5:02:00 AM

    Apocalyp-so/apocalypse /calypso "A field of men, women and broken pens, Images of angels fallen to their knees" I feel for the poet.xxx love SKAT ---rajat
  1. Date: 12/10/2014 12:58:00 AM

    nicely done :)
  1. Date: 12/8/2014 10:59:00 PM

    consistently lovely work! very expressive~~
  1. Date: 12/8/2014 9:01:00 AM

    Yup, says it like honesty wrapped in pain but still a heart beating strong and ready once more to live.
  1. Date: 12/7/2014 10:45:00 AM

    This is-- I can say it better poetically. So. I'm a poet YOUR a poet too. Your poem is as BEAUTIFUL as a Peacock and even a flamingo. Keep up the great writing.
  1. Date: 12/6/2014 2:12:00 AM

    Hi SKAT A,really awesome poetry right there.Thanks for your hospitality.Cheers
  1. Date: 12/5/2014 6:45:00 AM

    After the fall comes the journey back up. I've fallen a couple dozen times in my 60 year life. This poem expresses the pain, misery and heartache so well. Now let the healing flourish my friends. Life is to be lived! Yourself and PD are so talented. Both were the main reason I chose to write here ...Super 7
  1. Date: 12/3/2014 10:11:00 AM

    Hi ^_^ SKAT A ! thank you so much about your pretty and emotional comment on my poem :) it's about time i came here, so i'm so sorry for that !!! forgive me My soup FRIEND *hugs*. Mohammed Demmane *MOH DC* !!!!
  1. Date: 12/3/2014 1:32:00 AM

    I think many of us have felt like fallen and broken poets lately. Especially after the loss of a few good friends here on The Soup... This was a very moving and expressive write, and collaboration. It was great to read from you and Linda, again. You've been missed... I'm sending warm hugs to you both :)
  1. Date: 12/2/2014 7:23:00 AM

    A retelling of Job. A challenge of faith. Where only you know what you sayeth. Friends and comrades tried in earnest. Now it's time to rebuild the nest. And feather future 's promised home. Congrats on winning today's poem. Thank you for my placement in Quickie. I am honored by someone I consider quite picky. :) Peace. :)
  1. Date: 12/2/2014 6:34:00 AM

    I am touched with these heartfelt poem.... God doesn't sleep and He will always keep us intact so long as we hold on Him.. :) thanks Skat for the place on Quickie.. :)! You and Lollie Linda is missed here in Soup.. :)! I will not forget you are among the first persons who welcomed me here.. :) I pray that God bless you more than ever.. :) olive eloisa here.. :)
  1. Date: 12/2/2014 6:33:00 AM

    OMG amazing....... I wish i was as good as you are.......
  1. Date: 12/1/2014 11:28:00 PM

    Skat, I was delighted on my way off here to see that I won the quickie contest from a long time ago. Thanks for judging it!!! Tell PD hello for me and I hope she is feeling better.
  1. Date: 12/1/2014 10:47:00 PM

    Very nice... Hey SKAT thanks for your kind welcome and your poems, you do lovely work if mine are half as good I will be happy. cheers Kev As I peruse and muse on the soup Your poems enlighten me... make's me think how lucky I am.... to have landed in the Poetrysoup. I could do the same
  1. Date: 12/1/2014 8:58:00 PM

    Great Write SKAT and Poet Destroyer. Congratulations on "POD"!!! Best Wishes, Gary
  1. Date: 12/1/2014 6:08:00 PM

    High Skat! Back to Fav this poem.
  1. Date: 12/1/2014 5:21:00 PM

    Congratulations on poem of the day with this very emotional poem.
  1. Date: 12/1/2014 5:14:00 PM

    This touched my heart . . . may you heard the still small voice and follow it with all your heart! Thank-you for sharing
  1. Date: 12/1/2014 4:57:00 PM

    Congratulations on Poem Of The Day well deserved ,keep em coming
  1. Date: 12/1/2014 2:27:00 PM

    BRAVO!! I really enjoyed this poem.. Awesome, truly. ~Joel
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