29
May

Micropoetry – 29 May 2012 by Rick Stephen

dandelionwishessometimes I must simply see
what I wish won’t often be
and if I love, one true sign
is if her wish becomes mine

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24
May

Distinguishing Between Writer’s Block and Your Own Writing Style

blank_journalBeing a relatively new writer (I’ve only been at this a couple of years), I assumed that every period of more than a few days without writing meant I was experiencing a block. After all, I aspired to be a writer so shouldn’t I want to write consistently and constantly? However, I would go for weeks at a time without writing a word. Sometimes a month or more would pass without a poem being produced. Such long lapses in productivity led me to question if I truly had the desire or talent or whatever it takes to actually be a writer. There were times, as Wikipedia points out, that I’ve seriously thought of abandoning this ambition!

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23
May

You Think I Want To Be a Poet?

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22
May

An Invading Darkness by Rick Stephen

tendrils2An Invading Darkness

a darkness has invaded me
long, slithering, alien tendrils
snaking slowly, incessantly
stealing throughout my flesh
wrapping themselves around
bone and organ and brain
rooting into my being
changing my nature
but they do not belong

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15
May

Picky Poetry Readers

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10
May

The Amazing Poet-Bot

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7
May

A Clouded Mind by Rick Stephen

Am Ominous Sky

Am Ominous Sky

Depression isn’t a popular topic of conversation and those who suffer from it certainly don’t like to talk about it. Beyond the crushing sadness and the myriad of other symptoms it causes, admitting to it can make you feel weak, a failure. No one wants to admit they’re having difficulty coping and that they need help. Yet it is exactly what they need to do first.

Depression isn’t like the cute cartoon character with a cloud over his head following him around. For me, it felt more like this …

A Clouded Mind

An endless, heavy, pounding rain
beats upon my weary brain
a flooding sense of my sorrow
drowning hopes for the morrow

This bleak shroud hung over me
extends as far as eye can see
a dim and dour, sullen gloom
darker than a dead man’s tomb

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6
May

Between Storms

Between Storms

Between Storms
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Photo: Rick Stephen - 03-May-2013

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3
May

A Rose Waits – a quatrain by Rick Stephen

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Photo: Rick Stephen – Click to Enlarge.
A Rose Waits

the rose waits to unfurl
even though she is so fair
for her beauty goes unnoticed
as long as you are there

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3
May

The Day Jobs of Poets

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