Baited into empty white chapels
Where someone speaks
Who isn’t there
And no one else responds
Yet, in dropping pins
And hurricane force winds
Subliminal messages evacuate lungs
Squeezed through a channel mouth
Someday, maybe, our dotted lines
Undrawn on maps penned by time
Where x marks
An island of thought
Everyone there is you
Each driving small cars
Wearing tan skirts, black shades
And a fondness for smiles
Something akin to babies
Who have not learned
To reason sensibly
Or to bend beneath the backwash
Of public opinions
There we are–found
A stuttering ode
To all things bright and beautiful
Cadence like chocolate poured
Softly over pursed lips
And frost bitten fingertips
To rule a world once destroyed
Forsaken deserts of thought
Now holding cautiously in palm
A sea of dreams beneath
this was beautiful VW…I wish I had more to say than thank you for posting….but I am wordless tonight.
That is enough to know. I am grateful. I look forward to a time you speak as you once did, my friend 🙂
VDub, where have you been and I hope you are quite well, just too busy to write. I do miss your words immensely! I came upon this comment, and as you said, you “look forward to a time you speak as you once did”…do you mean the HeartofBella site? I’m afraid I’m not sure if that will ever happen again and a large part of me hopes it never does, since it ended in great pain and suffering for me, as I’m sure you know all too well….but I do hope I can find a love like that again. 🙂
So good to see you again VW and as ever you have given me plenty to think about. Wonderful poem very deep. Xxxxx
Thank you willow!
where your words create whispers and colors on the canvas that rest inbetween…
another one felt…
That’s a perfectly lovely comment, lady. Thank you!
“Cadence like chocolate poured”
I wish I had come up with that line
That is a compliment indeed, Sarah 🙂
wow…Wow…WOW. Loving the weather over here… divine is all I can say of it. Simply divine.
You are too kind, Aurora! Thank you for stopping by 🙂
My pleasure 🙂
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I am deeply astounded by the beuty of words used, VW! Keep them coming, looking forward to reading more.
Thank you very much for the encouragement!
Great articulation. I like the cadence of the first stanza. The photo is great too! Can’t wait to follow your blog so I can read more of your work.
I am grateful for your kind words! I look forward to having you along for the journey 🙂
Great post! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!!
Thank you so much! I am honored!
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Thank you, I will look into that
i wish i could write like that i write poems too but not like that i wish i could im fourteen so i still have a long way to go but i think your poems are amazing 🙂
Your age is no obstacle. You certainly show a lovely talent, and I’m confident you have much to express. I know nothing of formal poetry rules, I simply write from the heart. Thank you very much!
youwelcome im just being honest 🙂
as i look around the island i start to remember
the lost souls
the soldiers whose bodies where buried right underneath my feet
wives and children waitng anxiously for them at the door
hoping in vain for their husband and father to come back
as I make my way into the forest
i sit , close my eyes
and start to daydream
of the island that used to be
the island of the happy
the island of the dreamers
the island of peace
the flashbacks start coming back
my heart starts beating
my eyes water
i cant stop the shaking
as i open my eyes i see
is still there
i feel my feet frozen to
the muddy ground
i cant move
with quivering lips i scream
for help no one
i lie there
on the muddy ground
where small insects
and wait patiently for death
before i close my eyes for one last time
i strain my neck to see a glimpse
of the moon
like a light
the moon is my sun
to death it will guide me
tonight its full
and under it
the world goes around
ps sorry for the grammar and spelling mistakes!
What a pensive and beautiful work! Thank you for sharing! I love the mood you have created in these lines 🙂
wonderful poem! i wish i can say i liked a particular line, but all of them are absolutely gorgeous and beautiful! i could read it over and over and still not be sick of it. thank you for writing!
You are very kind! Thank you for visiting! I hope to see you again soon 🙂
Awesome so Vampirish!! Thanks for inspiring me!
Thank you kindly!
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Your poetry is great, VW, there is zero doubt – yet the images you put up there too. Just fantastic. This one I found to be mesmerising.
Thank you very much. I try to pack emotion into my images as well 🙂
awesome write.. 🙂
Thank you very much!
Enjoyed the poem, especially ‘bend beneath the backwash of public opinion’. Congrats on being freshly pressed:-) Personally I find the overall dark colours of your theme/background a bit off putting though…but that’s just personal opinion.
Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts 🙂
Awesome one! 😀
The panorama you tried in the poem, ‘I get it’.. ! 😉
Thanks for such a great post..
Thank you for the kind words!
I just wanted to congratulate you on being freshly pressed! It’s always encouraging when a fellow poet is recognized.
Thank you kindly. It is a humbling experience as someone who knows nothing of poetry. I appreciate the encouragement 🙂
I wish I could write poetry …. but, alas, I can only admire those, like you, who do ….
I’m sure, if it came from your heart, it would be as good if not better than my own. Thank you so much for the encouragement!
No. I am just not a poet. My mind does not work well in Rhyme.
But, again, I applaud those who can.
Then I shall take your word for that, though I do not feel I have any considerable skill in writing but to express my emotions, and often poorly at that. I am grateful you assess me so generously 🙂
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Another superb piece of writing, VW. And what an ending:
Again, I must say “Wow!” – for my own lack of words.
Your compliments are always grand and uplifting 🙂
Well done! Ever so thoughtful and eye catching! 🙂
Thank you, Lydia! Good to see you back 🙂
A handful of pearls flung across a discarded satin shawl.
I’m glad you feel that way, Ben 🙂
Lovely, just lovely.
Love the image also, is that a belly button 🙂
Thank you very much! Indeed, it is 🙂