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disposal of solitude - at least I'm trying

I acquire grievous compost in my mind’s glass eye,
piles and piles of waste debris lingers-
my subconscious feeds my intellect
and I am left breathing pure black ash

sinister by true nature yet pure as the whitest gold,
I seek the landfill only the poor seek;
for the needy realize the worth of
nourishment, not material wealth

my mind cracks open ineffably with vivid memories,
and this junkyard dwells where things
do not inhabit the universe - well needed
healthy thoughts ascend when the pure
crystalline hourglass stands perfectly still- 
(as still as an imperial monumental column)

fear of the acumen residue in my dark mind procures,
feet planted firmly, standing upright-
ephemeral thoughts in my mind’s glass
eye flow through my bone marrow-
I embrace the remnants of solitude that 
restlessly reside in my favorite junkyard;
(where I shall salvage what joy I have 
left, and yearn to dispose of pain's refuse)


22 lines (sorry I just could not delete anymore lines)

October 31, 2019
Craig Cornish
My Favorite Junkyard Poetry Contest


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Date: 11/3/2019 5:27:00 AM
Congratulations Luloo! A fine silver medal! (Don’t put that in your junkyard) :-)
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Date: 11/2/2019 10:31:00 PM
Congratulations on your great win, Laura. So many beautiful and meaningful lines.
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Date: 11/2/2019 9:00:00 PM
Great writing and exudes with the power of your conviction. Love it. Lonna
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Date: 11/2/2019 8:16:00 PM
congratulations dear poet, to place so high in Craig's contest reflects how good your poem is...well done
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Date: 11/2/2019 7:55:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, sweet lady, in My Favorite Junkyard. Hugs Eve
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Date: 11/2/2019 4:18:00 PM
wow....powerful well crafted write...great win LuLoo...congratulations my friend :) hugs Excellent penning!
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Date: 11/2/2019 2:25:00 PM
Congrats - this poem weighs so much in poetic profoundness that it will probably stick a while with all who read it. Hugs ...CayCay
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Date: 11/2/2019 3:53:00 PM
Thanks sweet CayCay:) hope all is well!:)-luloo
Date: 11/2/2019 1:31:00 PM
I think you get better by the day and your poetic take on this is proof.
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Date: 11/2/2019 3:53:00 PM
I am shocked right now, thank you so much! I'm trying hard to expand my vocabulary lately. Reading dictionaries and thesauruses in free time. I am honored with my placement. Thank you dear Craig