Happy National Poetry Day!

 

National Poetry Day

Today is National Poetry Day and to celebrate I wrote a short poem dedicated to a part of my life I’d rather forget. I love writing poetry, it’s a release like no other, and all my thoughts spill on to the page and then I feel better once more.

My poem for today is called Splintered World; it’s a bit dark, but it reflects on all those relationships and friendships that have caused pain or simply left me feeling empty inside.

 

 

 

Splintered World
What
has happened here?
People
without eyes,
lies
bleeding from their mouths;
red
liquorice lips melt to the ground.
A
far off sound,
laughter
sprinkling through the air,
false
smiles and crooked teeth.
A
mosaic of people
I
can’t reach,
a
messy blur of bodies…
I’m
too old for all of this.
Why
me?
This
torturous affair
is
killing me.
There’s
nothing left,
the
bereft and the bitter
twittering
on.
But
I’m done.
There’s
no place for me here now.

National Poetry Day

 There’s so much you can do to celebrate today and the world of poetry, such as entering your own poetry into a competition or discovering new poetry. I think it’s a great way to vent, to express any pent up feelings and to enter into the magical world of the written and spoken word.
How will you be celebrating National Poetry Day?
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