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#1 RavenFlyer

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 02:37 AM

I haven't written much in a long time. But I have recently become inspired to start again. This is the first poem I feel is good enough to share.

 

 

Your ghost still haunts my home

I hear it

Wandering down the long corridors

Trying to open doors;

                Ventricles of my heart

Why haven’t you learned yet?

No one’s home.

 

I find myself,

Days and nights, lying in stained, cooling sheets

Staring into empty blackness

Where your face held space

Once before

Once before

I saw your phone

All those eyes and voices

Came spilling out at me

Like some biblical plague-

Covering me – no

No – BURYING me alive

In your lies

Dirty, shamed, engorged

I lie

Listening to your ghost

Wailing forth memories fo the past

Begging for one more chance.

Wailing at the doors; the veins; hoping a door

Will open.

No one’s home.

 

I packed it up long ago

No longer able to trust the neighborhood

I too trusting –

My heart too forgiving –

The streets

Too dangerous –

Too unsafe –

I packed everything I owned

And moved far away. Leaving.

No forwarding address

 

Yet your ghost finds me

Tethered, bound, a silver cord of

Connection

Guiding your spirit to my garden

Where now poisons only grow.

 

The garden blooms exotic

Smells and fruits.

I pray – breathe them in

Lick their secret juices.

I PRAY –

Find you lying in the dark, gasping, intoxicated,

Dying

The way I felt –

Inside your translucent veins

I pray the poisons run

 

Allow it to diminish your wails

Your cord – severed

No longer able to track me down

Neither blood nor memory

become incapacitated

just long enough for

me to

change

                the

                                locks. 


Edited by RavenFlyer, 14 September 2016 - 07:19 PM.

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#2 westofthemoon

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 04:39 AM

Compelling. I really enjoyed that, it is so evocative!
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#3 RavenFlyer

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 02:51 PM

Thank you Westofthemoon.


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 11:01 AM

*flails* Wow really well done with this one!
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Posted 03 October 2016 - 10:52 AM

This is really beautiful RF - something about the tone/ambiance reminds me of a poem I wrote some years ago that I never published... I'll have to find it and see if I'm able to figure out how to post it in my "blog" section since I can't post any of my creative works in the public sections of this site (which, unfortunately is both the art and writing sections...) due to the fact that it's how I make my livelihood and I'm still very much in the broom closet ;)
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Posted 03 October 2016 - 08:59 PM

Beautiful! I got goosesbumps while reading it. And I like the ending!


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 02:07 AM

ok, RF - I figured out how to make a blog post on here and posted the poem there so guests/bots cannot view it:
http://www.tradition...ntry-566-space/


While I was looking for it in my poetry files, I also realized why your poem and mine felt connected: it's because the tone of the relationship (which I wrote several poems about at the time and upon rereading them just now they all "felt" like yours above, if that makes any sense). Curious if you see/feel the similarity, or if it's just me? ;)

Edited by IslandBruja, 04 October 2016 - 02:28 AM.

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#8 RavenFlyer

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 07:51 PM

IslandBruja
Thank you for sharing your poem.
I can definitely see a relation there between phrasing and emotion.

Great job.

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