Only Bounds: Poem

After doing a year of almost exclusively writing free and blank verse poetry, I'm wanting to rediscover my original poetic joys of using rhyme and consistent rhythm. Here's a piece I wrote that I don't want to submit for mass publication, so I'm posting it here on my hub. It's probably sappy, though that's not my intention. It's many just that I like these particular words and how they sound together.

I hope you enjoy it!



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Only Bounds



In new love

I've never found

the eyes to countenance

in frown

nor skin to matte

nor sobs to sound

nor plodding steps--

only bounds.


Thanks for Reading.

A FREELANCE WRITER, HONORS STUDENT AND GOVER PRIZE FINALIST, JUSTIN W. PRICE (AKA, PDXKARAOKEGUY)IS A POET, SHORT STORY, BIOGRAPHY AND HUMOR WRITER. HIS POETRY COLLECTION, DIGGING TO CHINA, WAS RELEASED FEBRUARY 2ND, 2013 BY SWEATSHOPPE PUBLICATIONS AND IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AS WELL AS YOUR LOCAL BOOKSELLER.

HIS WORK WILL ALSO BE FEATURED IN BEST NEW FICTION (2014 EDITION), AND HAS APPEARED PREVIOUSLY IN THE RUSTY NAIL, EFICTION, THE CRISIS CHRONICLES, THE HELLROARING REVIEW, BURNINGWORD, SEE SPOT RUN AND THE BELLWETHER REVIEW. HE CURRENTLY SERVES AS MANAGING EDITOR OF EPOETRY MAGAZINE AND THE BRIDGE ONLINE NEWSPAPER. HE PREVIOUSLY SERVED AS THE POETRY AND CORRESPONDENCE EDITOR FOR THE BELLWETHER REVIEW.

HE WORKS AS A FREELANCE WRITER, EDITOR, AND GHOST WRITER, AND IS WORKING TOWARDS HIS PH.D. HE LIVES IN A SUBURB OF PORTLAND, OREGON WITH HIS WIFE, ANDREA, THEIR LABRADOODLE, BELLA, SCHNOODLE, SAUVEE AND BLACK MOOR GOLDFISH, HOWARD WOLOWITZ.

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Thanks for reading.

PDXKaraokeGuy, also known as Justin W. Price, is the managing editor at efiction horror. Husband to andrea, father to two dogs. writer.poet.baseball fan. tattooed. He is am amateur theologian with a rabid sweet tooth.He resides in a suburb of Portland, Oregon.He has a poetry book available for Amazon Kindle, and also writes on Wizzley and His blog, FirstBlog. Please visit his profile page for more information. Thanks!

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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Rebecca. I'm glad you enjoyed this and thanks so much for your submission and interest.


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Oh gosh, I just finished reading Nicky Sparks' Safe Haven out on the deck on a lovely Saturday. The poem is perfect. I just love it and the doggy pic proves that "a picture is worth a thousand words."

I am going to join your ePoetry sight. I just have to get some details in order. Up votes of course.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks very much, Angela. Thanks for stopping by!


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Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

So sweet -- so true -- enjoyed it very much. Best/Sis


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Audrey! I'm pleased that you enjoyed this!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

lovely piece Justin! Joyful and tender--


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

thanks so much onlooker. I appreciate your comment!


onlooker 4 years ago

What a joyous poem. Love has room to grow and grow. This is wonderful, thanks.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

coolmon, thanks so much. I'm glad you enjoyed this!


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Coolmon2009 4 years ago from Texas, USA

I liked your poem and the picture of the dog is so cute.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Mrslag... thanks for your comment. Dogs are really the best kissers of all


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks a lot Marcy. I'm glad you enjoyed this!


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Hi Justin...not only is it your favorite but my goodness you are so good at this..Loved it!


kelleyward 4 years ago

very sweet!


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Express10 4 years ago from East Coast

Great way to describe love, new love in particular. The picture of the dog brings only helps illustrate the feeling. Awesome poem.


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mrslagibb 4 years ago

Love is many a splendored thing with the right person, don't you think so Epi. If no-one found the right person that is,then Man's best friend is the right person also. Your Pooch can come and give me a kiss any time. I mean the dog in your piccy lol. He is adorable. Beautiful poem, voted up.


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

Awww - what a sweet hub! Sappy is okay - it works for me! Thanks for sharing this!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

thanks Vellur. I'm glad you enjoyed this and I'm glad it made you think!


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

If I am right it's about how happy you are with the love you have found with your puppy dog and with true love there can be no sorrow but only joy. Your poems are deep and this one got me really thinking wondering what you actually meant in this poem.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

I love that Raci. Thanks so much!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

melodious Justin...it resonates through my psyche...


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks very much, stars. It's always a joy to see you!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

thanks minnetonka. I'm glad you enjoyed this :-)


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Simply Captivating. Love You My Friend, And All You Love.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

I think it's a lovely poem that gets right to the 'heart' of it. LOL-get it? Seriously, a very short and sweet sonnet. I just love the picture of the dog which fits so nicely with the meaning of the poem.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks a bunch Frank! I appreciate the votes!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

kashmir, thank you. I'm super stoked you enjoyed this!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

up and awesome my friend :)


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Thanks for sharing this beautifully written poem, i enjoyed reading it,loved the little brown dog picture.

Vote up and more !!!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks so much Bizzy. I was trying to capture that sentiment


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Savanah... thanks so much!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Sannel. That's one of my poetic goals. I don't like being long winded :-) Thanks for reading


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bizzymom 4 years ago from New York

Lovely poem - short and definitely to the point! Yes, new love is like taking big leaps and bounds! The picture of the adorable dog fits the words of the poem very nicely. Thanks!


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savanahl 4 years ago

What a great poem. I really enjoyed reading it. You're a very talented and inspiring writer.


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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

It's impressive how just a few words can make such a great impact! I loved it!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks so much, Tammy. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed this! I liek that line myself... it kind of takes on a double meaning if it's read outloud.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

The "matte of skin".. that is so lovely and suggestive. Great job on this one!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

tHANKS sUZZY! i'M PLEASED THAT YOU ENJOYED THIS!


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suzzycue 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

So good. The puppy is adorable and loving just like the emotion in this poem.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Gypsy... don't you just want that puppy to run and jump into your arms???


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Flash. That's what i like to do in my writing


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Sparklea... thanks for stopping by. I want to hug every dog and puppy. They are such tremendous creatures! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up! I read and read in so few word it says a lot and that doggy seemed to be getting closer.


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

That was excellent because you wrote a lot with just a few words.


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Sparklea 4 years ago from Upstate New York

Love the poem, I want to hug that adorable dog! SOOO CUTE! I love animals so very much! THANK YOU! Blessings, Sparklea :)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

ImKarn, it sure is :o)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

they do. there's nothing subtle about them


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks rolly. I sure do love pups!


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Bounding is just a happy word!


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

love it! They do come in bounds, don't they? Fun poem.vote up


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Well done PDXK... love the photo... That is one happy pup.

Blessings


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

oh justin..your poodle is so cute. The poem justifies it.


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

I love the pace of this - you said so much in a brief time. The rhymes helped convey the pace, too - their rhythm has a forward movement. Voted up and beautiful.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Katrine. I appreciate the input. I generally don't write long poems, but, everyone once in awhile...


KatrineDalMonte 4 years ago

Hi, it's cute, would love it longer :-)Keep writing.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Linda. I'm pleased that you enjoyed this!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Cheryl... Adam Sandler sang that song the best, IMHO


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Angela!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks, Aurelio. I like well written poems. A lot of times, rhyming is forced... especially by inexperienced poets. I don't like poetry that sounds forced.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Michele, if I had my way, I'd adopt every dog from the pound :-) Thanks for reading this poem. I'm pleased you enjoyed it


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks, Ann. It certainly is, and there's nothing like the feeling of being newly in love


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Jacy, me too! Thanks so much!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Cindi, thanks so much!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Winbo!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Adorable dog! Great videos! Cool poem!


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut

Yeah, you got that right.....Just like the last one, Love Stinks! LOL


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Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

Interesting and well written -- also love the puppy! Best/Sis


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Rhyming poetry is my favorite. The picture is a great accompaniment to the words -- and what an apt description of what puppies do. Voting this Up and Beautiful.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

I liked this hub. Different from most hubs I read, but beautiful. This dog is cute. We have 2 dogs we got from the animal pound when we were only looking at the pound to see "what it was like" They are both cute and affectionate. Thank you for this hub, it is wonderful.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

Sweetly expressed...Love IS many splendorus!


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albertsj 4 years ago from Pittsfield, Ma

This says a lot, in a little poem. I like it! I also love the pic.


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Aww, sweet, true love. I love the picture of the dog, too. It helps to really visualize your beautiful words. :) Voted up/A/B/I.


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winbo 4 years ago

i love it.. Beautiful poem

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