My poems....

Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,468
Here is a free verse poem I had to write for my creative writing unit at university recently....

"Candle"

As you have endless hours
To keep your candle burning
Bright with your dream
To chase your heart
There’s always a wind
That threatens to blow it out
It’s always there
And it keeps you captive
You’re poor yet rich
With life and expression
Oh but you think you could do more 
With a fat pocket

But now you get what you think you should have
You get that other life
Your pocket is bursting
You think you can throw its contents
Onto your internal fire
To keep it burning
But now the snuffer sets overhead
Threatening to choke the life out of
Your own candle flame of life
Of expression and emotion
And each day a small part of you
Flickers and flickers
And then the candle inside dies

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Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014

Comments

  • ShynerShyner Posts: 792
    I'd rather be happy than paranoid
    I'd rather be sad than rich
    Somewhere in there the candle
    Burns
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,468
    Shyner said:
    I'd rather be happy than paranoid
    I'd rather be sad than rich
    Somewhere in there the candle
    Burns
    your poem or from somewhere?
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
  • ShynerShyner Posts: 792
    I thought those words out yesterday

  • ShynerShyner Posts: 792
    Back up
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,468
    Shyner said:
    Back up
    ????
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 6,825
    Very nice, Thoughts_Arrive!
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  • ShynerShyner Posts: 792
    Lovely picture of Chris 

  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,468
    Ms. Haiku said:
    Very nice, Thoughts_Arrive!
    thank you :)
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,468
    Shyner said:
    Lovely picture of Chris 

    Thank you :)
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
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