I write so much
Reams of words tower here and there
In pockets of ether
That were never designed to hold
Anything of worth for long
Perhaps that’s why I build here
My words sucked within
That which I brush up against
Allowed for a moment
To bury its teeth skin deep
Take a bite
Nibble along the pain sensors of my mind
But not deeper
Where like a traumatic wound
Things become numb
I never disturb the deep places
Let them lie
What good is found in kicking over those piles
Of long buried rubbish
Some think I give away pieces of my soul
On a grand scale
By blogging in poetry
And they would be wrong
What is allowed to be taken from me
By the Internet for free
Is only what my subconscious allows
I know this
Because instinctively it closes
When I try to delve deeper
Than just those skin deep phrases
A block appears
It arises between what I feel
And the carefully protected fields
Where parts of me are numb
And if the words were to come from those places
Perhaps they would be poetic and painful
But expensively won
They can remain where they are
They pile up on corners
I forget they are there
Until darkness falls
And I trip
Over the buried things
It’s the paper
And the string
I pat as I pass
Grateful that at least
They remain untouched.
*So that’s my poetry style – full of metaphor, a bit of smoke and mirrors yet it is the only way I can write – that’s just the way it comes out of me.
I have been reading Susan Richardson’s powerful poetry from her book “Things my Mother Left Behind”
It has left me feeling inadequate as a poet and a little jealous – well, I’m human I guess.
Susan gives and keeps giving with her poetry, she leaves no part of her behind that is for sure.
Because of that I was thoroughly caught up and emotionally rode each line of her poetry with her. Her words resonate. A truly great writer.
I highly recommend this book and will be giving her a five star review.
“Things my Mother Left Behind” can be found here it’s wonderful and a screen shot of mine that I bought back in July when it was released but only have recently got around to reading. Don’t do that. Buy this and read it straight away. It’s lovely. Don’t forget the all important review at the end – we need your reviews.
Also – a plug for my Patreon account where other poetry and things are happening and building: you can become a member for as little as $1 per month. Thanks for considering.