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Read Poems by Timothy Brumley

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A Message In a Bottle

Castaway in the isles of obscurity
I pen my diary in blood
Encased within poetic bottles
And cast them on the temporal winds
Into the sea of humanity.

It is an act of desperation
That perchance in time
There on some distant shore 
Some passerby might find them
And in finding them read them
And by reading them discover me.

And so I sire my own little castaways
Bearing witness of their author
A message in a bottle
In search of that coincidental jury
Who having reviewed the evidence
Might find me guilty of life.

Timothy I. Brumley

Copyright © Timothy Brumley | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 3/28/2017 7:12:00 AM

    I believe this is one of the best pieces I have read in some time. The depth of thought combined with the simple truth is amazing. I love the analogy here and indeed that is why we write and perhaps post on sites like this. Someday one may find a piece that touches them and at that moment gives credence to the reasons we do what we do. Great job Timothy.
  1. Date: 3/28/2017 6:52:00 AM

    This is my second piece of evidence since I just read your 'Masterpiece' poem, and I am glad to say you that you indeed are guilty of life.:) A 7
  1. Date: 3/28/2017 6:40:00 AM

    Excellent Timothy, love the metaphor of the castaway. This is going into my faves.