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Running Past Forward

I ask for your help
I have never been too proud to beg
Beg your pardon
Beg for a morsel of your time
Time to write a different script
Time undertakes my logic
Logic has never been my strongest point
Logic lacks what I need
Need bounces off my equilibrium
Need feeds off yesterday's mistakes
Mistakes I repeat 
Mistakes you never seemed to make 
Make like a bird and fly away
Make your waves on a different ocean
Ocean line yourself out of here
Ocean spray your inconsistancies 
Inconsistancies with a capital C
Inconsistancies I can't see
See me walk
See me run
Run past forward
Run further away
Away from the thing I was
Away from your simple
Simple pleasures
Simple mind
Mind playing tricks on me
Mind over your matter
Matter of facts I didn't understand
Matter converted to energy
Energy that cost too much
Energy we both wasted
Wasted on yesterday 
Wasted on nothing
Nothing ever really lasts
Nothing is nothing but a whisper
Whisper insanity in my ear
Whisper until my mind erases you
You have consumed me for too long
You who drip from your empty
Empty cup
Empty promises
Promises I hung my hat on
Promises you never meant to keep
Keep away from me
Keep what I can't have
Have my dreams
Have a cup of my broken
Broken
Dreams









I read Debbie Guzzi's poem and thought I would give the form a try.

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  1. Date: 7/28/2014 5:18:00 PM

    Hello back to you Richard, I really love the concept of your blitz poem,I really like the way it flows too.I started writin a blitz poem but stopped half through.Maybe I will try again when I get inspired..But Wow,you did it,and its fantastic!!!
  1. Date: 7/28/2014 3:19:00 PM

    hey, this form is really catching on.If it were not quite such a long form, I think it would make a great contest challenge! well done, my friend.
  1. Date: 7/28/2014 10:50:00 AM

    Very expressive work that is filled with emotion..Enjoyed reading your work.."Nothing ever really lasts Nothing is nothing but a whisper"..There is One Who loves with an everlasting love where man or woman can't do that all by themselves God can..Thanks for the visit to my page..Your encouraging comments were uplifting..Sara
  1. Date: 7/28/2014 7:33:00 AM

    Richard...I loved what you did with this...Yes, YES..it was coherent. :) I could never pull this off! ;) I'm going to check out Debbie's blog. By the way...I have a funny blog up today..if you've got time. Hugs
  1. Date: 7/27/2014 9:34:00 PM

    did you get to 50 lines hon? It seems short? good but short read my blog. HUGS Light & Love
  1. Date: 7/27/2014 7:54:00 PM

    WHAT A WONDERFUL poem... I feel like running fast forward..lol .. hugs

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