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The Poets Corner – Promote Yourself

poetry

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
 
Climbing…
 
Achieving…
 
Gaining…
 
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
Rising…
 
Above and Beyond…
 
The unconscionable!
Anthony Gomez
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