NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2018, Poetry

NaPoWriMo 2018- Day Thirty

 

Title: Clean Cicatrix

 

Almost always faithful, I know this machine’s language:
a stubborn double blink for hunger,
a lazy beep for exhaustion,
spewed up suds for frustration,
silence when scorned.

Almost always thorough, I see the untouched stains:
betraying erstwhile misgivings,
anointed medals on cloth, in remembrance
of every single defaced imperfection.

Always the wildest, loudest; sightless fighter:
bleached blindfolds distract all senses
in a chlorine afterthought; two-fold function:
repelling visible light and the intoxication
of a sombre reality.

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NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2018, Poetry

NaPoWriMo 2018- Day Twenty-Seven

 

CW: This poem contains swearing.

Inspired by Diminishing Verse

Title: Bad Neighbours

 

the walls between us aren’t made of manchester red brick
and I walk without the aid of a walking stick
the rumbling of your home makes me seasick
warning: I burn a short wick

you make as much noise as a delivery truck
ready to get shot, distressed sitting ducks
manners and self awareness matter more than good luck
it would be so lovely if you could give a fuck

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2018, Poetry

NaPoWriMo 2018- Day Twenty-Six

Title: Reprisals

 

why hide?
I can read minds,
I can locate you in a crowd,
ping, pong
IP, same
I got you cornered.
I ask again, why hide?
You’re already found.
This IS your life
two wild cards
how long can you last?
How long WILL you manage?
This IS hand-crafted
each slab goes down
no blindfold will help
everyone heard the bang
vox populi
This IS punishment embodied
Why search?
Job’s done.

 

 

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NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2018, Poetry

NaPoWriMo 2018- Day Twenty-Five

Title: Breakout

 

choose your weapon carefully
your mind is in danger
weapon is a last resort
carefully in last realistic plan
please, danger, last resort, plan escape

 

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NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2018, Poetry

NaPoWriMo 2018- Day Twenty-Four

Title: Spring Showers

a breeze becomes a gale,
in an instant, almost –
in micro-measurements, in fact

written down the margins
inside a book closed shut:
furious gusts have torn
too many important pages out

written by the weaker hand
of someone you know you trust,
but the symbols remain illegible

the gale brings rain, it always does;
it soddens at will, not because it’s spoilt
but because of its nature

after the torrent, puddles at every corner,
the risk to slide on sludge;
along the opportunity to wipe it off, later

 

 

 

 

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NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2018, Poetry

NaPoWriMo 2018- Day Twenty-Three

Title: Thomas Got Quite Upset

 

delayed bemoaning
in childish protection
an immature projection
of the monser within

I wasted my time explaining
how I plead in desperation
when the noise from the walls
takes over my senses
in a handful, ripped
not even plucked one by one
torn from my ground
for the sake of unnecessary mayhem

for it is chaos in its meanest form
spiteful words burning out a whistle mouth
outrageous claim, the lowest of the low

I don’t think Thomas knows upset

 

 

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NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2018, Poetry

NaPoWriMo 2018- Day Twenty-Two

Title: A Brush with the Past

 

The war is over.
The remaining skirmishes won’t allow
new memories to form or old ones to fade;
much easier when warm from daily battle,
in the cold, the joints crack
more than ever it’s imperative
to be patient, perfectly poised;
perseverance in remembrance
that what’s learnt remains within;
call to arms, competence and technique
assembled: solemn, but more than ready
to shout out encouragement.
The bravest soldiers cover their ears
at the sounds of red fury burning holes
in common sense; right through vitality
and its essence; becoming a petty pool
of slimy residue.

 

 

 

 

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