Treasure Island

Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

Blah, Blah, Blah


Goodbye-goodbye
blah, blah, blah...

In the shortness of his breath
all desperation was taking place

I walk off
looking far into space

The game is over
nobody-no one-
scored

we all lost


Then in a notebook
while sitting
on a park bench
an old man jots down
a poem about lost youth
past loves and better days

meanwhile

the sun crossed the sky
east to west
and the day was never seen
or heard from again

Submitted: Friday, August 03, 2012

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  • Princess Lilypad (9/22/2013 4:15:00 AM)

    wow. I really dig your out of the box thought process. this takes a special mind to piece together. but I understand it. god, like each breath it's done...sounds also like an unrepentant survivor. am I crazy? (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/6/2013 12:33:00 AM)

    Beautiful write on game. Life is also a game.. Some times we win sometimes loose. sometimes withdraw.
    To participate in game is more important rather than thinking of its winning it or loosing it.
    Even if we don't want to play, life will push us into it. Each days never return back...Beautiful write..
    Poem with deep meanings.. Loved the way you presented it. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (4/2/2013 12:13:00 PM)

    A good write. It is not who wins or loses but how the game is
    played is whats important. You won with this piece of poetry. Much appreciated. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Patrick (10/7/2012 12:30:00 AM)

    Stunning write, I dont know what else to say other then the message resonates in so many ways, wish I wrote this! (Report) Reply

  • Ruby Honeytip (10/5/2012 12:46:00 PM)

    This poem really got to me on deep levels. You, my friend, are an artist: -) Thanks for sharing your talent. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (9/29/2012 2:13:00 PM)

    oh this poem is really cool..love the character,
    he is writing a poem...I bet it will be a great
    poem..wish I could read it.. :) (Report) Reply

  • Dee Corpolongo (9/12/2012 10:28:00 AM)

    This one I really love...great job which totally moved me. Loved the different moves/times/actions yet

    it seems so sad. Excellent poem, Thomas.. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (8/6/2012 11:19:00 AM)

    Such a beautiful, even the title is blah blah blah but the content = great great great, loved it! _Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (8/5/2012 8:44:00 PM)

    Loved the poem and the way you ended it, excellent write.
    clever, sad, yet endearing. (Report) Reply

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