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 #6 Archive
 Miniscule Life
 1 2 3
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

Miniscule Life (Bear with me folks...one of those nights)

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Nicole
Senior Member
since 06-23-99
Posts 1896
Florida


0 posted 03-25-2000 01:11 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Nicole

Abandoned
am I
to survive a
miniscule life

Lonliness has muted my pain,
twisted it and reshaped it
with its fun-house mirrors

Living to court
a reclusive lifestyle
drowning
in habitual rituals to keep
my mind sane

This healthy body houses
a bitter black soul
-abused, encumbered-
by life itself
and
the weight of decisions once
made

When all of my emotions
run dry
to the dregs, the hurt
sustains me
through its bottomless founts

Beaten by past and too scared to look ahead

Forgotten
-cast aside-
is the now empty shell that used to be me

The future
a silvery gray fog, too thick to pass through
And I not
the strength to sustain
passage

Futility’s intrinsic design
like a dirty stained glass window
casts muted
-distorted –
shadows over me, mocking my frailty

I watch
helpless
as anger courts despair,
in the dark dank corridors of my miniscule life

© Copyright 2000 Nicole Adams - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


1 posted 03-25-2000 02:03 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Oh very sad but this is a powerful piece of poetry none the less. Very nicely done  
Michael
Moderator
Member Ascendant
since 08-13-99
Posts 6333
California


2 posted 03-25-2000 05:10 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

you sure have a way with words, satiate.  I've had a few of these days myself... they will get better - they have to!!!

"Futility's intrinsic design"... Wish that was my line...


Michael
Janet Marie
Member Laureate
since 01-22-2000
Posts 18986


3 posted 03-25-2000 10:00 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

This healthy body houses
a bitter black soul
-abused, encumbered-
by life itself
and
the weight of decisions once
made

---------------------
Futility’s intrinsic design
like a dirty stained glass window
casts muted
-distorted –
shadows over me, mocking my frailty

-----------------

this is EXCELLENT...wow..you expressed these emotions so powerfully...yet, at the same time the poem has such a fragileness to it...
very nice work.
take care, jm

 Do you live by the book, do you play by the rules
Do you care what is thought by others about you
If this day is all that is promised to you
Do you live for the present, the future the past...
tracy chapman

Nicole will be notified of replies
 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 #6 >> Miniscule Life 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