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In The Doldrums Poems

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Premium Member Beyond the Heart, the Head and the Soul reigns unsullied Belief
Beyond the Heart, the Head and the Soul reigns unsulleable Belief 

How he blurted in a moment of self-lacerating glory-be pique
Who will in a thousand years retrieve my poems from digital rot
A thousand years grind grim in fermenting ocean-filth freak
Rather...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, philosophy, religion, science,
Form: Sonnet

In the doldrums of a hushed space,
Of a part of vacuous open to silence,
Undisturbed stares party to patience,
The essence shared natures reticence,
Lies a formidable barrier of hinderance,
Unseeable with a naked eyes abstinence,
Choose to remain adamant in forbearance,
At times happens between...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, allegory, boy, character, destiny, friendship love, girl,
Form: Monorhyme
Something New
I'm stranded on a sailboat 
in the doldrums of my mind,
but there's comfort within jail though 
when I know just what I'll find.

There's nothing new. Nothing new. 

You pushed me to the plank so
I knew I must sink or swim,
and...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, change,
Form: Rhyme
A day of festivity in fresh air
Festoons forming an entry pair
Gorgeous drapes of silky velour
Incense having their share
Festoons in the doldrums
As one is one less than twelve
As one is one more than eleven,
As one is one more than twelve,
All were...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, imagination, yellow,
Form: Free verse
Myriad of Scars
Long ago, before she was ever hunted by the beast,
She had only drank from the cool river of freedom.
One fateful day it happened; she was caught
unaware. Her body, suddenly foreign, to move was a struggle.
The harsh truth, lesions, white, many,...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, appreciation, change, hope, inspirational, loss, moving on,
Form: Sestina

December 2017

Extremely high winds are forecast due to an influx of sprouts over Christmas . My New Year’s resolution to avoid chocolate is not the only dark cloud on the horizon

January 2018

We have eaten the last of the sprouts so...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, humorous, life, weather, word play,
Form: Narrative
Endosulfan Rain
It wasn’t monsoon 
but toxic rain. 
Diya drenched
in the doldrums.
Her head bloated,
brain turned barren. 
Her body curved 
as a cashew nut.
Her legs and arms

Aches and anxieties
grow up 
in the cashew farm.
Sad sap oozes
out of her mouth.
Her doll lies dead.
Now...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, sad,
Form: Free verse
Loose Change with Frayed Ends
Loose change with frayed ends,
my life feels snagged on acute bends.
Tangled threads surround me,
they seem to wind and bind me,
preventing freedom's trends.

I don't know how others do it.
Missing the rain when it hits.
My path does not stroll with their plans,
thus...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, cute, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Now That It is Settled
Now That it is Settled
By Franklin Price

Now that it is settled
For the Elephant and Ass
Who will be the winner
The answer's in the looking glass

Neither very popular
There are several reasons why
Can one help our recovery
Or will either make us cry

The Elephant...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, political,
Form: Rhyme
Old Mildenhall
Old Mildenhall 

Beyond the sprawls 
Of sleepy vales, 
Behind the stacks 
Of woven bales, 
Lie the dwellings
Of souls that fall 
In the decaying ruins 
Of Old Mildenhall. 

A mish-mash mosaic 
Of glass and stone,
The eerie rubble
Of shattered bone, 
Where boarded...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Hall Of Blank Portraits
Hall Of Blank Portraits 

To my father, 
I paint you as the sea, 
Ebbing and flowing 
In my memory.
Drifting in the doldrums 
Immortal and serene, 
Sleeping forever 
In blues and green,
I sit on the shore 
And dip my feet,
Fearing your...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, family,
Form: Rhyme
Echoing Thoughts
It’s a recurring thought –
Over and over again –
Reverberating in my head,
Bouncing back and forth,
Reeling up and down like a Yo-yo,
Like a boomerang that keeps coming back,
Like a song stuck in your head,
A thought that gnaws at your will to...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, life, muse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Salvation According to Faith

“Help, help!”, I shout out loud, in fear.
‘HELP, HELP!’, echoes of my voice I hear.
Over and over, impinge in my mind
Closer and closer, it gets so near.
Louder and louder my cries, my plea
Further and further they go...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, blessing, christian, faith, visionary,
Form: I do not know?
Mr Lonely
You could call him Mr. Lonely 

’Cause that’s the way he feels.

He wants so much to find true love, 

But thinks he never will.

He suffocates in solitude

And he drowns in despair.

He wishes there was someone else 

With which his love...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, feelings, girl, loneliness, lonely,
Form: Rhyme
My solitude is
like drifting in the doldrums
waiting for a breeze. 
...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, sad,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Hapi Godess of the Nile
From cradle to grave the sun baked
the skin leather, un-oiled
and rain did not fall
for Isis with held her tears.
From the bloody care of womb
children popped like bread from
the oven of women, the urns of life, 
earthen were their colors
ocher, saffron,...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, adventure, caregiving, dedication, education, history, places, travel
Form: Free verse

For long years then
My days were lifeless
Dark and dry then 
Like a boat adrift 
In the doldrums then

Now I feel like a sail, 
That was  in the attic 
And now is taken to...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, allegory, happiness,
Form: Free verse
Baffling, Cloistered Bliss
A question that baffles me most
          is why some men and women,
at the peak of youthful vibrancy,
          opt to exchange the glorious...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, introspection, people, philosophy, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member IN THE DOLDRUMS
of grey
winter gloom-
days meld into

...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, seasons,
Form: Lanterne
Sea of Despair
I'm a ship lost at sea, I have no way to navigate,
no compass to give me direction,
a cloudy sky at night and no stars to guide me.

For I am in the doldrums of a relationship,
recirculated in endless circles never to...Read More
Categories: in the doldrums, lost love, sad, sea, sea, sky, stars,
Form: Elegy