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The Inquisitive Pen

Updated on March 15, 2012

It stands

not knowing the dance,

willing and wanting to prance

to leave behind something worth remembering

bleeding to know what it means to be real

A word, and another

no, please don't stutter

What do you mean "I,m afraid of the next step?"

I didn,t ask you to leap into space...

but then again...

that isn't such a bad Idea

what do I know of that?

and how do I get those well grounded

up there...?

and make it seem intended...

On and on the ink dance flows

sometimes tears

some times deft blows

sometimes excitement makes the dance a romp

not wanting it to stop

but when it does,

life's little perversity at play

knowing that the dance isn't done

hoping to pick it up another day

praying that the next dance will be as good

or better still

not looking forward to any possible review

of all the parts together

still the inky feet itch

and it my core

I feel the need to be true

to the drive that makes it all flow

The inky dance renew.


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      3 years ago

      I'm imspersed. You've really raised the bar with that.

    • chinese2learning profile image


      6 years ago from Beijing

      We should be happy with who we are and what we are doing. Otherwise, take immediate actions!

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      I agree whole heartedly. It is one of my hobbies to do so. When I have difficulties I try to say something before coming to conclusions.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

      I get that "inky feet itch" all the time. Thank you for a peak into your creative battles. To expand of NightFlowers comment, I think that trying to understand how another human sees the world through their poetry is an incredibly rewarding experience. Jamie

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Your very right. our voice is what makes our work stand out. it makes or breaks us in the art of poetry. i wouldn't presume to make a value judgement on the goodness or badness of another persons work. Only to frankly admit at times that I don't understand.

    • NightFlower profile image


      6 years ago

      After reading your poetry I must say your point is valid, even though we express ourselves differently we also probably don't see the "world" the same but in my opinion this is one of the aspects of poetry that makes it interesting...that it is unique and not the same as another. Very nice writing by way.


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