Random Thoughts ( 5 short poems )

- All That's Left -



A hollow remains

Where your heart

Once resided

In my chest

Ripped from my body

Along with my own

Synchronized

They died

Alone




- Welcoming Tragedy -


As my eyes shut
My mind awakes
This pillow
Offers comfort
To my heavy head
My subconscious
Offers a home
To your memory
Our tragedy
I pray for
Recurrence
Of a nightmare




- The Book of Life -


Our story

Begins

Builds

Flows

Peaks

Falls

Subsides

Eventually

Finding

Its end




- Resilience


Never discredit

The resilience

Of the heart

But

Never expect

The heart to

Repair itself

Unassisted




- The Cycle -


Ice encases

Pain

Fire ignites

Passion

Melting the pain

Becoming water

Which floods

Overwhelms

Eventually

Extinguishing

The flame

Warmth retreats

Ice encases

Once again



© copyright Ben D.A 2011


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

sligo - haha thanks man, strong within this one, the force is, indeed. (yoda) ;]


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

I agree with Nellieanna. Twelve simple yet compelling words. You are taking great strides absorbing your lessons and your own momentum. May the force be with you.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Yes Nellie, you inspired this indeed.

I wanted to create some short, powerful, interesting poems, that left an impression, like yours always do :]

You flatter me greatly, thank you!!!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

I'm flattered that you incorporated a bit of my style for your own inspired thoughts about the things close to your heart (of course, that's the source of my style, so that essentially it came forth from you completely!) I like them all but my favorite is The Book of Life:

Our story

Begins

Builds

Flows

Peaks

Falls

Subsides

Eventually

Finding

Its end

I love its utter simplicity and the way each word says exactly what it is you're saying. It has "music" and movement, which are what I feel are essential to a poem, however they are accomplished. One FEELS the entire story in these dozen words. Excellent.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thank you very much :]


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Ben you get better each time i read. Thank you.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thanks mister sligo


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

These are five strong and impactful poems. I enjoyed reading them. Thank you.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thanks Nikki. I was inspired by Nellie for these basically


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

nice, reminds me of nelliana's style in poetry, i loved them, i think my favorite is resillience, ive written a few poems about the heart being resillient...and it is veryy true, you have to put in some effort to getting better, some will, you have to want to heal...


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thanks very much Ian :]

I wrote all these today after being hit with a wave of thoughts lol


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

'The Cycle' all inverses. They progress, but on the surface. Very strangely, and I don't advocate doing this too often, but I read it backwards... each line, not every word... It is a series of inverses, both ways.

I love these three lines:

"My subconscious

Offers a home

To your memory"

That is so elegant.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

BenWrites, you are a dynamic writer with a powerful way with words that will take you far! Your words that come from depths reach depths...


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

tnder - I went for a drive in the beautiful weather, and just felt a surge of something. Inspiration, feeling...and I felt like I had to start writing a bunch of short ones. Thanks a lot for that, I'm flattered

essi - fantastic face you've got there, and thank you ;]

Minnetonka - Thanks very much for the read, and I'm gonna be fine

Lizzybeth - good to see ya here, thanks for reading :]

Randy - that means a LOT to me, thank you! make sure you check out the hub I posted after this, it will be your cup of tea for sure

Acer - ;] thank you as always man


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

A poetic reality and romance of cyclical verse.;)


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

Clean, concise packed with meaning. "Welcoming Tragedy" so perfectly describes your unwillingness to let go of the story, even though you know its not a happy ending. "The Cycle" is metaphoric perfection. This page will be hard to leave.


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Elizabeth99 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

I'm happy our back, with 5 poems no less :) I liked each one, but I like "The Cycle" the best ;)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

Ben-Your poetry always delivers a deep emotion. I feel sad for this loss of love and come with you in the grieving process, whether fact or fiction.


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essiheart 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

Fantastic set of poetry you have here, Ben.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

BenWrites, this is powerful stuff! Made me think of "Universal Truth" for some reason...my favorite of all, and it was a difficult choice...is..."Resilience" -

Never discredit The resilience Of the heart But Never expect The heart to Repair itself Unassisted". Perhaps I envy you, my young writer friend...for it has taken me many long torturous years to learn of that which you so vividly write, and write so well!

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