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D5: #Novelpi - Poem: Neglectful Me

Days as this

tend to feel


as time is erased

during neglectful moments


with a realization

Is this who I am?




harnessing consequences

of unfortunate situations

piled up

ever widening paths

meant to be straighter

easier to navigate

finding empowerment.

Instead, haunting peace

entrapping negativity

beginning to believe

this is a way days are meant to be


until comprehension

boils inside us

where the very sense

of change

of hope

of love

of fulfillment

might enchantingly exist

finding residence within minds

once neglected.


That's the poem that came out of this unfortunate frustration since I didn't get my writing done as I had wanted. As far as #novelpi goes for today, I neglected to complete my word count task coming in way under 100 words for the day. So, this is strike one & hopefully my last.

If I may, use my freeze ray to stop my disregard and start over tomorrow.

Enjoy a clip from the movie Despicable Me:

Freeze Ray~"I'm havin' a bad, bad day..."

Also, I decided to share this poem for the first time on dverse poets pub ~ Be sure to read all of the talented poets already posting there or feel free to share your own poem if you'd like.


hedgewitch September 6, 2011 at 3:58 PM  

I like this much, the simplicity of the form on the page is serene even as the knotty questions are posed. The last lines especially are full of expression. Thanks for sharing with us today.

Natasha September 6, 2011 at 4:30 PM  

Strike one perhaps, but I've gotta say (for the second time today, actually) that you hit this one out of the park. At least you wrote! And you wrote well!

Brian Miller September 6, 2011 at 6:15 PM  

sometimes our frustrations do us well...i think you pulled this off nicely...all the questions, i think at times we all have them...dig deep...

Anonymous September 6, 2011 at 8:02 PM  

Your "comment" - comment says that "I'm more like a turtle with my responses - slow but steady."..... Me too....... I'm such a slow reader... especially with poetry. I have to read them several times because I miss things...... and with those incredibly intelligent poets I have to go look stuff up on Wikipedia to make sure I'm not missing something else. OMG... This is my first Tuesday night with dVerse Poets and I'm overwhelmed... I've been sitting here for four hours and I'm only up to number 33, you... This will take me all week! But I wanted to write to you about your poem because it just brought an incredibly special memory back to me of a creative writing professor I had in my freshman year.... God she was so wonderful, I loved her. She inspired me..... (but unwittingly... when she consciously tried to inspire me.. that kind of sucked.... Have you ever known someone like that? Their real inside self is so lovely, so engrossing, that by itself it is inspiring?) Anyway she taught me about self-reflection, which I think is what your poem is about. I mean she didn't "teach" me about reflection, that is something we all do naturally, I think. She just just gave it a name for me, and taught me how to utilize it in my creativity. And when I read your poem it made me think of her, how she taught me that reflection, even the kind you are talking about in your poem, are so important to us. What a lovely memory of her. And a lovely poem.... Thank you......

robkistner September 7, 2011 at 2:55 PM  

A piece well written, engaging – good work… mine is here: http://www.image-verse.com/clown

Jo Bryant September 7, 2011 at 7:57 PM  

There is a lot to be found in this - love where you went with it

Julie September 9, 2011 at 12:33 PM  

I would like to thank each of you for your beautiful comments! You brightened me and have encouraged me so much.
I plan to comment on your blog next, as I visit each of you.
I'm looking forward to reading what you've written.

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