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A year and a poem (or 3)

One year ago, today, I started my WordPress journey.  It was my first ever attempt at blogging AND my first time sharing my words with more than one or two close friends. I wasn’t sure if anyone would even find me amoung the thousand of blogs out there… much less find my offerings of value.  I wasn’t sure if this was the right avenue for me or if I would even continue more than a week or two. Now, here we are.

The support I’ve found here is amazing.  Beyond the “follows” and the “likes” I have experienced some heartfelt, thoughtful comments, critique and encouragement.  I have even made some connections that now extend outside of this blogging world; making friends I hope will be part of life for years to come. All of this is to say Thank You to all of you.  Because of you I have not abandoned this journey and I am truly living in the land of the word that I so love for the first time in ages. In fact, I’m currently working on a book of poetry and a novel…something I have never had the courage to actually pursue before.  It was always only a dream, until now, until you.

This WP community is full of talented people and I am happy to be one of them.  🙂

And because this is always all about the words, the art, the poetry…I leave you with a poem or 3.

I.

I hear the rain

as it advances

you rush inside 

I’ll take my chances

I’m not afraid

of getting wet

the pouring rain

helps me forget

II.

rain

washes

away the shame

accumulated through years of pain

III.

It’s raining here, the skies are grey

but I do not feel that way

I am not sad, I don’t feel blue

I close my eyes and think of you

with face upturned and arms outstretched

your love for me doesn’t seem farfetched

it’s raining here, I dance and sing

for in the rain, my heart takes wing

~Melanie Blackwell

 

 

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Tranquiliser by nokindofmagic

I had to reblog this poem. If you haven’t visited nokindofmagic from my Featured Friends please do so now. I think you will disagree with him about his name…

Tranquiliser

by nokindofmagic

Just name the price, you devil.   Sweet and clear I put out the fire I’ve sworn to protect from wind from sanity from the ordinary And it made me realise a single tear suits me more than boiling blood giving ghost between hungry fingers or passing warmth for the sake of unsheltered morning Kiss […]

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unlivedin -haiku

stumbling through the days

never chasing after dreams

a life unlivedin

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You!

Lung cancer cell division, SEM

You!

you are

an infectious disease

you

plague

my every waking moment

thoughts of you

even creep in

to corrupt

my dreams

you

attack my cells

metastasizing

and multiplying

my system

cannot fight you off

and you spread

until

you and I

are one

no longer

distinguishable

or divisible

and

I

am

better

for

it.

~Melanie Blackwell

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Hope (Acrostic) Take 2

~Made a slight revision based on some wonderful feedback.  What do you think?  Do you like Version 1 or 2 better?

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Holding on to

One dream one

Promise to be

Eternally despair free

~Melanie Blackwell

Written  for acrostic lesson #1 from http://typewriterworkshop.wordpress.com
 
 

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Hope (Acrostic)

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Holding on to

One dream one

Promise to be

Exempt from despair

~Melanie Blackwell

Written  for acrostic lesson #1 from http://typewriterworkshop.wordpress.com

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Sleepy Kitty

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Sleeping Baby Macchiato

Sleeping kitty sprawls

enviable abandon

belly begging rubs

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Macchiato sleeping 2013
As you can see not much has changed. 🙂

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Wake

Awake

As if from a dream

not sleeping.

Symbolic

but of my life?

or of my death?

the theater of my mind plays.

Pushing, pulling

back and forth.

That’s no way to proceed.

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