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pedaling poet

I was just outside

pondering my inability

to produce any post-worthy poetry

when a drunken poet

rode by on a bicycle

performing spoken word

loudly

for the neighborhood

I only caught part of it

as he pedaled past

in the dark

but I’m sure it was beautiful

and profound…

“…camero burning rubber

Danny Glover

got to wear a rubber…” — the Pedaling Poet

 

You have to admire his confidence to share his words with anyone who was listening.  Got me to thinking that I should just post something whether I think it is “post-worthy” or not.

 

~Melanie Thomason

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Paresthesia

i’m stranded

thoughts strangled

by emotion

i must-have slept on my brain funny*

’cause I’ve lost the ability to word

and

it is pins and needle painful

my body has been laughing at me

for years

but

I’ve always been able to count on my mind

but somehow that seems lost in time

as records play

on repeat

 

~Melanie Thomason

 

 

 

 

* I unashamedly admit that I stole the line “i must-have slept on my brain funny” from my very silly husband

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writing ~ a haiku

writer’s melody

fingers dancing across keys

letters birthing words

 

~Melanie Blackwell

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Land of the Word

Wordifull

This has been a long time coming,

this deluge, this sea of words—

I was silent for so long, you see,

silent and absent and not feeling

overmuch of anything

til you

this storm has been brewing for years

while I was alone and unloved

and now all has changed

now I am alive and vibrant

and I am home again in this brain cave

I have come home again to the Land of the Word

and it is you who led me here

~Melanie Blackwell

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playing at writing

casually

d

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o

p

p

i

n

g

adverbs

from unrepentant keys

maiming

unsuspecting readers

narrowly

missing the point

plump, wet drops of obsidian

scrawled lackadaisically

… flinging adjectives

castrating connoisseurs

with color

murky

yet,

each silvery word

impregnated

with meaning

~Melanie Blackwell

 

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The Courage To Try

Today is the last day of National Poetry Month 2014. In case you missed it Bianca hosted a wonderful poetry month. This posts contains her final post and links to all of her guest bloggers for the month as well. Enjoy 🙂

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Micropoetry

The fabulous Bianca was kind enough to add artwork to some of my micropoetry.  I hope you enjoy her creations and my words.

 

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treasures? (Shadorma- 2 attempts)

 

Take 1

estate sale:

everything must go

priced to move

9 to 5

find your recycled treasures

their loss is your gain

© g.s.koch

Take 2

at first glance

the nude is the find

well placed

distraction

pirate’s trunk: gold and jewels

eye on wrong booty

 

 

~Melanie Blackwell

 

 

 

 

 

http://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/bastets-shadorma-photo-prompts-2/

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