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Sullen Poems

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Premium Member Fear and Purpose - in a time of Covid lockdown
Shuttered windows, peering eyes
Furtive glances, children's cries,
Broken spirits, sleepless nights,
Empty streets, lonely lights.

Where once lived the sounds of laughter
Lively cafes filled with bluster,
Muted echoes share the void,
Empty, sullen, unemployed.

Faces hidden, eyes averted
Buying food from streets deserted,
Needs dictating, thoughts repressed,
Purpose steering,...Read More
Categories: sullen, faith, farewell, health, heart, home, hope, lost
Form: Rhyme



And With Wings To Fly
Cry, cry upon the night, for tense is the day.
The sullen sky exists, as if no other.
The blackbird eyes all those, who dare walk the streets.
This world of man turns, oblivious and still.
For a moment I see, through the eyes...Read More
Categories: sullen, destiny,
Form: Free verse
Morning
Morning

Dawn, in pink, tiptoes slowly 
across sullen sky, mood unknown,
blue hues hint at what’s to come.
Moon, drowsy from night vigil,
leaves her stars with au revoir.

Sun makes entrance with a yawn,
stretches slowly, surveys domain. 
Nocturnals snug in cosy homes,
day creatures wait...Read More
Categories: sullen, morning,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Devoid
Barren sullen devoid of all color
Blank canvas plastered 
But Ill equipped inequities 
Of casual sexual diversity
Allow my first stroke 
Male model well equipped
Brush pales in size to the 
Instrument God equipped 
Him with Ahh. Mmmm
Sun setting behind 
City’s skyline stars...Read More
Categories: sullen, appreciation,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Oliver and Family
When I was young and fate was kind
No mocking tongue nor state of mind
Betrayed my room, my welcome bed
My refuge in the years ahead
 
Where nothing but the night is black
And black is never dark for lack
Of something bright or...Read More
Categories: sullen, betrayal, bullying, conflict, courage, destiny, endurance, england,
Form: Epic



Rat Race
Drifting alive, waves of human tide,
money and power slaves nine to five 
project deadlines nauseate in stress 
endless chase, mortgages magnified.

Vacillating minds, weary woes abide
big cars whiff smoke on sullen faces. 
insidious pressure, to be  a 'someone'
mad huff and...Read More
Categories: sullen, future, race,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Defenseless
amidst these sullen skies
tiny drops stream down
pain lashes out

atop the muddied ground
she sinks within
unable to lift herself

 she tumbles down
like autumn's leaves
memories piling up

buried in the past
as years blow by
she crumbles

in winded gasps
time winds down
her last breath drawn

the storm lifts
as...Read More
Categories: sullen, dark, death, depression, pain, rain, storm, wind,
Form: Tristich
Ataraxis


On the slate sky scattered the tinge of twilight glow,
unperceived at the ashen edge of the heaving horizon
the swelled clumps of looming storm clouds were born.

The streaming squall of upwelled turmoil began to blow, 
splinters of the broken dreams on...Read More
Categories: sullen, feelings, imagery, introspection,
Form: Tristich
Heaven Sent
Been so broken down, baby
Isolated, shuttered,
Dilipidated; in disrepair

Been so sad and empty
Before you, I didn't wanna care 
I had lost all hope and drive
To continue even trying
Void of volition
Drifting from day to day
With no desire - no ambition

All that's changed...Read More
Categories: sullen, angel, blessing, for him, light, loneliness, love,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member DEATH'S AUTUMN SWAY



alone the widow seeks autumn ground
stray thoughts both beautiful profound
a rendezvous with soul’s despair
while skittish fingers curl locks of hair
it’s death’s treachery tore us apart
in silence strung my heavy heart
dangled dubiously by a lone thread
while birds of prey hovered overhead
they...Read More
Categories: sullen, anxiety, autumn, death, heartbroken, lonely, longing, lost
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Pain Claws
The wild beast inside my body…breaking all boundaries 
Stings my soul relentlessly 
Blundered blood beats through my veins with reins of
The twenty-four cycle 
I weep and seep into sullen sadness 
The insane pain that drains me…
Thinking while blinking through tears
Unrequited...Read More
Categories: sullen, anger, anxiety, lost, pain,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member KISSING SERENE SOUTHERN SKIES-
...as were kissing sullen, silent skies

I am kissing serene, spacious skies

scholarly kissing soft, starry skies

kissing stormy, southern skies

 sunny kissing, starlit skies



2/15/20
Written words by James Edward Lee Sr. 2020©
...Read More
Categories: sullen, analogy, appreciation, kiss, metaphor, sky,
Form: Alliteration
Cupid sets hearts on fire
Every February fourteenth,
(reference Gregorian Calendar see
High Middle Ages his Saints' Day)
which combs thee
day after morrow aye decree

Tweedledum and Tweedledee
mine near one and same
mean mein near best buddy
donning Harris tweed plus sundry
other manifold couture to express free

expression like... once upon time
innocently...Read More
Categories: sullen, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Personification
a mist is a collection of points
2/2/20
a mist is a collection of points[1]
rising through the hills
to lick the valleys up[2],

to suffocate the air away
with all the viscous strife
of the hapless insect
damned to die in a shallow bog,

to stop to feed itself at banks,
coagulating to become a...Read More
Categories: sullen, sad,
Form: Free verse
Early afternoon delightful balmy zephyr
Early afternoon delightful balmy zephyr...
February third two thousand and twenty

Yours truly secreted away
within heavenly nook
upon secluded hideaway property
2 Highland Manor apartment, I betook
myself to safe haven took
catch rays (sunbeams),

while crossword puzzle book
(moderately challenging)
draped across lap,
fast forward hours later
(think 11:08 PM)
ruminating...Read More
Categories: sullen, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, addiction,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE SMALLER CHILD
When I was but a tiny boy
No sweeter life could I enjoy
Beyond my room, my welcome bed
My refuge in the years ahead

Where nothing but the night is black
And black is never dark for lack
Of something bright or greater light
But merely...Read More
Categories: sullen, childhood, fear, growing up, heartbreak, hurt, image,
Form: Narrative
Night of Rain
'Tick', 'tock', 'tick', 'tock', the ticky-tocky click of the clock continued to beep
'Ree-raw', 'ree-raw',  the roaring of the frogs was heard over and over in the deep 
I stood awake to solve a riddle, a jigsaw puzzle, denying my...Read More
Categories: sullen, art,
Form: Imagism
Love Letter From The Soul XLVI
HB,

Steam stretches and stirs
in the great expanse 
of her pearl opulence

clear succumbs 
and clouds
the mirror mists over

I shower in the remoteness of love
each droplet dancing 
naked 
drowning upon my chest

painted lips cull
echo and envelop
the heartbeats

dripping down
a cut apart mystery

lights flicker...Read More
Categories: sullen, love,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member The Waterfall

In cold winters, water spates into sculptured ice;
opaque embodiments frozen in motion.
Art almost living, as it creaks and crests,
tumbling toward some other birth.
Lovers come here, drunk teenagers,
and just drunks.
Empty beer cans roll or fill with a gritty snow.
Someone has spray-painted...Read More
Categories: sullen, poetry,
Form: Free verse
A Reply to Poe's Demise
Hill now gone, a soul deflated
The wicked winds began to cry
Every fiber of his being
Motionless and now abated
Uttered pleadings quickly fleeing
Such phantom hands upon his cloak
Whose tightened grasp his spirit broke
Her sullen plea did heavy weigh
When earth below then gave...Read More
Categories: sullen, raven,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member One Kiss
* Single moments of passion can last forever ... (re-posted for a friend) *

                          ...Read More
Categories: sullen, appreciation, kiss, metaphor, passion, sensual, soulmate, true
Form: Free verse
A Stranger and a Friend
A shadow, nay, sullen thunderhead 
inducing a deluge of emotions 
moved across thousands of darkened souls

Freaks, stoners
shy, smart
geeks and loners
outcasts with dreams and compassion in their heart

Strangers like me

To us, you were a friend
we live vicariously through words we couldn't...Read More
Categories: sullen, bereavement, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Bleed Upon Blood
My soul shattered by the bullet of betrayal…

Shivering shards sliced throughout my sullen system 
Nights nagged with naissant nightmares
Mornings moved as malignant monsters 
Trust twisted in tabescent thorns tearing within me
Silence stabbed my skin over and over since
I ignored prayer,...Read More
Categories: sullen, addiction, betrayal, courage, god, heart,
Form: Free verse
Love Letter From The Soul XXXVII
L,

Surrender is not a choice, 
beheld 
in a sultry seductive voice

those sweet sweet sullen lips 
demanding attention

smokey eyes 
slowly smolder and flirt
as tongues dance the night away

there's bullets in the breeze
caressing a temptress tease
saluting an inner peace
where warm words melt

there...Read More
Categories: sullen, love,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member The Game
He sits again to play a game
Set apart to make his mark
A pen in hand his prospects dark
At daybreak driving forward

Filled with youth, a strapping lad
Like his peers aspired to greatness
Elusive fame like shadows
Plays peek-a-boo, a childish game

Burn the hours...Read More
Categories: sullen, adventure, age, career, education, life,
Form: Free verse