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[Still] Being Blocked?

Update: I must confess part of the reason I feel I may be blocked: I have TROLLED the daily-prompt in the past with my “One-Word Poetry Challenge,” where I simply answered the prompt with the word they gave to use. Could this have caused them to block me? Would I do that post again if…

Seconds Float

Blink and I fall asleep. Background noises dancing in my ears. Think, I think not. Seconds float by like years. Where am I? Where did I go? It was just a blink But now out cold. Blink. Was just a wink (of sleep, that is). Awake (no, not yet). The sun begins to set but…

Weavings

Ran out of words (thought I was a writer). My juices squeezed out (like pressing cider). My poems seem shorter (like my margins are wider). My thoughts are tied up (like the weavings of a spider). Feeling Empty. “The Art of Writing Life as Poetry.” ScribbledToPaper.com artemptylifePoetrywriting

Mateys

It was the cool summer breeze in the middle of July. I was thinking of a time relationships went awry. I guess I was distracted. I was living my own way. But no matter what we went through you always stayed the same. This is to you, my friend, this is to you. Time and…

Salsa di Mushroom

We were eating very happily, drinking our tea. You make a little something special for me. It smelled so good til’ you opened the lid: A plate of juicy rice with mushroom and squid. We could eat sticks and stones Or, hey, you could even make me a soup from dry bones. But throw a…

Run and Hide

There’s no loophole in life. You can run and hide, dare to ride, but one day truth and reality will collide. You play the game for the thrill, to flash your will, for the rush of going in for the kill. But there’s no loophole in life. You’re feeling fine until it’s your time. There’s…

Strong Man

When life’s pressure is squeezing me, you can look in my eyes but not know. When it comes to pain, my mouth is silent. I’ll hide it with the last deadly blow. Everything’s getting to me, but I’d better not show it. If I make it obvious, then everyone will know it. In my voice,…