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Poet's Limbo


Blog Posted:2/1/2013 9:22:00 AM

(Of poetry, I open up the book
Turn past the contents and title page
Enter upon the plank and set sail)
Then...

I am swept away by the writer's winds, further and further
Through seconds on the clock, minute unto hour
Too many times within your sea of balladry captivated
Myriad whirlwind passions slowed into simple thoughts enumerated

It is within my minds eye is where I am most free
To travel the world of words you form from out of dreams
Sailing right along, verse by verse I fight with you in battle
And share amidst your victories and their spoils

Kinship it seems is our common thread upon these lines
However, by what you say more like the uncommon times
Each offer sometimes more delicate as a feather
But, upon me more often as if an inquisition are the others

Your stanzas measure like rhyming waves abashed
Tends to fill the bossom erroneous heartfelt heavier
Reminding me of the prisoner kept below that's masked
Clamped as iron maiden tighter and tighter

The curse from which behind
You; yourself still reside
Widened holes in observance of a world outside
But, can't reflect inward, past that of the poet's guise

And into every moment waking
You go on thinking and thinking
Within the netherlands of slumber too
Look around, I am standing here, right beside what is you

And your thoughts are read everywhere aloud
As they float up and off, into the open air of now
And with them like the wind, I am swept away further and further
Destination; another page, tomorrow and into poet's limbo forever

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  1. Date: 2/3/2013 10:33:00 AM
    Please keep at it....writing!

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  1. Date: 2/2/2013 11:44:00 AM
    Hi Michael I wanted to send you a soup mail. After reading some of your poetry I have come to the conclusion one of your comments has been taken out of context. If I can be so bold it may be helpful to contact Eileen and set the record straight. You strike me as a good man and I know she is a very nice lady and somehow in the process her feeling have been hurt. I am sure that was not your intention.

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    Smith Avatar Michael Smith Date: 2/3/2013 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Send me a email. I'm not sure what you are refering to.
  1. Date: 2/1/2013 2:16:00 PM
    I have to visit your poetry...this one is great!

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  1. Date: 2/1/2013 11:31:00 AM
    You wrote a great poem about putting yourself into another's poetry, Michael. How have you been?

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  1. Date: 2/1/2013 10:04:00 AM
    Very interesting and well said, Jancarl

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    Smith Avatar Michael Smith Date: 2/1/2013 10:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you.
  1. Date: 2/1/2013 9:57:00 AM
    Well said...never knowing when the book is open where it will lead you. What magical trips some bring our way, through words strung together on a page. You are such a talented poet !! Love this !!

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    Smith Avatar Michael Smith Date: 2/1/2013 10:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks debra.

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