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The Poets Corner – Promote Yourself


There once was a poet that sat in a corner

Of a room inspired by peace
A simple wood desk,
A window of lace
Nature’s tones were the colors,
That calmed his small space
Outside moist snow fell, as it called winter in
Warm though, his bones did stay
Wrapped in a bath robe that draped past his knees,
One that’s been softened through wear and with age
To his right was a photo, silver mat framed,
A memory of earlier life
To his left, a candle, in its usual place,
Its wax slowly dripping a prefect dull white
It burned, this candle
Faster than thought
Frustrated his feelings, couldn’t be penned
They hung in the shadow
Between him and his paper
He glanced at the photo and sat back again
Visions of memories
Before his eyes played,
As if, it was a life before
A photo of time he no longer knew,
Tears dripped like wax
As those days, he mourned
A majestic poet, with so much to say,
Is now lost in a world of the past
A glance at the candle,
The melted small flicker
Ironically feeling, his life went by,
…Seemingly just as fast
The flame that struggles to stay alive,
Now symbolic, this night of his soul
The poet retires his pen one more time,
Keeps his thoughts to himself,
Keeps his pain untold

No More Friendly Skies – Promote Yourself

imageLosing ground
Rapidly rushing by
Wings contoured for lift
An attitude for altitude
Running out of runway
Nose to the sky
Somehow in the following of lines
The dynamics have changed
Air rushes across wings
And where lift once would occur
Drag and a lessened range
Before breaking free
The grip of gravity
Soaring uneasily
Rumble of engines deafening
Level off at cruising speed
Whistling whine of turbines, commanding, assuring
Something nags
Something pulls
Something in the pit of a stomach
Some kind of premonition
Something felt before
But had to power through the intuitive
Had to believe
Place faith,
in the unseen
Above and Beyond…
The unconscionable!
Anthony Gomez
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