How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #1 Archive
 Nothing Left
 1 2 3 4 5
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Nothing Left

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Christina Myers
Member
since 06-21-99
Posts 169


0 posted 06-29-99 08:23 PM       View Profile for Christina Myers   Email Christina Myers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Christina Myers's Home Page   View IP for Christina Myers


I stare at myself in the mirror
and I am struck by the knowledge that I will never marry.
I will never feel that comfortable.
And the older I get
the less comfortable I feel-
in this skin
this body
this mind
too inexperienced to make much sense
too experienced to just let it go.

I stumble and fall into each new thing,
waiting and wanting for this to be real.
And I keep losing keep failing
keep letting it get the best of me
that there is hardly anything left...

Nothing left-
anyone else would want.
Nothing left-
I would want them to have.




------------------
And I thought: this is how poetry is born. It comes from invisible heights, it is secret and dark in its origins, solitary and fragrant, and like the river it will assimilate whatever falls in its current; it will seek a route between the mountains, and its crystalline song will ripple through the meadows."- Pablo Neruda
© Copyright 1999 Christina Myers - All Rights Reserved
WhenDovesCry
Junior Member
since 06-29-99
Posts 16
California, USA


1 posted 06-29-99 08:44 PM       View Profile for WhenDovesCry   Email WhenDovesCry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WhenDovesCry

heartbreaking and beautiful....i see a lot of myself in it on a certain level...keep up the excellent work...
Nimrod the Hunter
Member
since 06-10-99
Posts 63


2 posted 06-29-99 10:25 PM       View Profile for Nimrod the Hunter   Email Nimrod the Hunter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nimrod the Hunter

I have looked in the mirror and felt that way, like all was at a loss and there was nothing more I could offer. I like how it is put together, it is like looking in the mirror and having a memory come back to you. It's beautiful, but sad.. and the three lines:

-----------------
And I keep losing keep failing
keep letting it get the best of me
that there is hardly anything left...
-----------------

I'm flattered. Be strong and look inward for all the good things in yourself. But still, the knowledge that you will never marry, it can't be that bad enough. Refuse to think like that, there is too much in life to lose. If you think you've lost everything except perhaps your dignity, maybe there's one thing you have gained along the way that pays for the rest, and that's wisdom.

Henry Thoreau once said something like 'life is like the surface of a pond.'

[This message has been edited by Nimrod the Hunter (edited 06-29-99).]
Fred Hobbs
Member
since 06-08-99
Posts 353
Tallahassee, Florida, US


3 posted 06-29-99 10:42 PM       View Profile for Fred Hobbs   Email Fred Hobbs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fred Hobbs's Home Page   View IP for Fred Hobbs

Christina,

This poem was written by someone with obvious insight and poetic perspective. I'm impressed with your talent.

sandman
Andrew Scott
Member Elite
since 06-24-99
Posts 2655
Redlands,CA,USA


4 posted 06-29-99 10:48 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Very powerful. It made me all the more thankful for my wonderful family. I wish you love.

Andrew
Christina Myers
Member
since 06-21-99
Posts 169


5 posted 06-30-99 12:30 AM       View Profile for Christina Myers   Email Christina Myers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Christina Myers's Home Page   View IP for Christina Myers

wow. thanks guys. the original title of this was "this morning 9:28am or acceptance comes early" but it seemed too wordy....

this was written a few years ago and only sometimes (maybe not always) do I still feel this way.

thank you for all the kind words. I take them to my heart with me as I dream.

--Christina
 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #1 >> Nothing Left Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors