Sunday, April 11, 2010

Prompt 111: Vicarious

Barely Living

"I exist, such like winds that blow—
Mere half a man swimming on air,
Heart, dangling precariously—
And empty; soul awry

A gust; and I fade into the nether—
Until memories faltering
rekindle their other half…
But til then, I can lie half awake."

"I can only wish, wish to see;
To feel the wind, your face—my life…
And not the sound across the fog—
Stifled breathing, resounding cries

Oh, how a person holds my fate
And that, my world and then my heart;
To want to live but cannot fight
the shrouds of time to see his eyes

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  1. hauntingly tender poem.
    thank you for this prompt.

  2. It can be done! Nice prompt gave me a test. I gave up once but posted second effort.
    Thank you for the prompt, now to see how others used it. :)

  3. Found this one - vicarious - easily inspiring.

  4. Nice prompt this week. It is amazing how thoughts and love for another can affect us. Well said.

  5. This one rings deeper in me than I am happy admitting!

    Beautiful as well.

  6. I'm with Julia. This comes a little too close to the bone.

    But it is exquisite.

  7. I somehow got mixed up about the prompt but went ahead and posted the poem anyway... and I posted a poem for last week's prompt in the same post. I'm such a rebel.

  8. This is a beautiful poem and a wonderful prompt. Thanks for the inspiration.

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