General Poetry posted April 9, 2018


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Free Verse (failure led me to recurring pain and loneliness)

Deja Vu

by Richard J



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~ DÉJÃ VÜ ~
~ failure often leads to loneliness ~

It seems as though
I've been here before
but
I know I haven't
It's just my mind that's old
and
I am here and now and alive
Waiting for someone new
who
can dust away the cobwebs of time
who
can light the cold silver lamp
of infinity
to
hot quick embraces
My soul is like ribbons in the wind
to
catch an unknown eye
and
adorn someone's deserving desires
The corner where I stand
is
dark and cold
but
the room
is
within my view
and
I can be passed by discreetly
No one knows my solitude
for
it is completely mine alone
but
I'm reminded constantly
of
it's disadvantages
by
the world around me!
Tell it now
And tell it well,
Of the man who lives
In a constant hell.
Where
there is no escape
to
anyone anywhere anytime
for
lack of heart
I hold no grudge now
for
things that were then
I knew from the past
it was
soon to end
I felt
like
I'd been there before
but
I'm still breathing
and
I have all my fingers
and
all my toes
but
My conscience
is
a slight bit colder
now
than before
but
I believe in someone somewhere
with
a new one in their hand
to
attach tightly
to
my being
Thanks for my corner
the world was mine
and
slid through me
I am no longer surrounded
by
a rose shimmer
only
merciless gray
with
no entertainment
of
LIFE
Sometimes
it
seems
as
though
happiness never came my way enough
Too busy with other people
... I guess ...
I know my thoughts are
as thin
as the air
and
my life only
as
shallow
as
my mind
but
I do feel this way
if
only for the moment
now
I “know” I've been here before!

 


Failure writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a free verse poem about failure. No rhyming patterns.


"Deep sorrow and depression from a failed relationship
can often produce some rather painfully-askew creations.
These are my recurring reflections in one of those moments."

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