Chyna Parker

Rookie - 111 Points (3/3/94)

The Broken Hand Of A Writer - Poem by Chyna Parker

Creation had corrupted the masters hand
Floated upon a broken dream
Written down with a controversial hope
Sometimes I forget that I have the ability to demand
That this foolishness ceases and is cut at the seams
To let the thread of idiocy fall to less than a rope

Sometimes I remember that I have no right
For I have masked myself into the flames of anger
Where fear cowers in the recesses of my mind
Happiness is no where in sight
Dangling at the edge of despair in constant danger
A map, if given, never would there be someone to find

Dreams, dreams, dreams...

Once, ever so long ago, I had the clouds within reach
And even more long ago I had a smile upon this weary face
The beating my heart did thump for a reason
Now the soul sucking words do leech
Off my smiles, and the beauty of a now desolate place
When did life turn into one hard winter season?

When did the creation of a pure eye
Go blurry with gold lined tears
I reach once more for a cloud that floated so far away
No more can I imagine the shape shift stories in my skies
When only turmoil rolls up like thick fear
Fog so abundant that it would last for days...

Fears, fears, fears...

Oh, how I wish I could evaporate
Into the forever darkened abyss
But my broken dream has slipped so far from these hands
These eyes could once devastate
With a look so seductive, everlasting bliss
Never did last, I have no right to demand

I remember, that I use to have some form of rights
Where I could hold a certain power inherited by my ancestors
Never again will this creation write in orders of sweet pureness
In the dimness of my fading lights
I slip away into a folk lore of bitter wounds that bubble and festers
Complete in my understanding and ever so strong in my sureness


Comments about The Broken Hand Of A Writer by Chyna Parker

  • Bronze Star - 2,003 Points Hannington Mumo (5/25/2015 3:47:00 AM)

    A well-spun piece, written with a revealing, knowing pen. kudos! (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,271 Points Bernard Snyder (2/2/2015 1:03:00 PM)

    I can definitely relate to this poem. Great poem! Also, congrats on having been chosen as 'poem of the day', . Well-deserved! ! ! 0+++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 477 Points P Gleeson (8/21/2012 9:48:00 PM)

    im not a poet, i write from feel, but enjoyed it very much ~ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Darkangel Flyfree (7/14/2012 9:42:00 PM)

    Wow I absolutely love this poem, it's amazing and you have a unique style of writing! Just perfect! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Diana Americano (7/14/2012 2:26:00 PM)

    wow. Such an amazing write i am speechless but keep writing you are amazing! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Tiffany M... (7/12/2012 5:57:00 PM)

    I absolutle love this poem... I'm almost speechless, the beauty of your words, and the meanings behind them that are hidden within the images you project.... There's a special kind of talent it takes to pen something like this, and you obviously have your skills very developed. I'm impressed! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 200 Points Lonnie Hicks (7/12/2012 5:14:00 PM)

    This is a good poem and you have the potential and a unique style. Keep working at it. My other suggestions is to write is a variety of voices. It will help you develop (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Oludipe Oyin Samuel (7/11/2012 5:57:00 PM)

    you're a great poet, chyna parker. It's what I can only say. Keep writing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jacob Bearer (7/3/2012 10:40:00 PM)

    The poem carries an intensity that draws you on and keeps you pressing forward faster and faster. And, there are great images that stick with you; perhaps, though, there are too many images - it's almost too much to process. In poetry class our professor George Bilgere (himself a wonderful poet and a good guy) told us: Show, don't tell. At the same time, though, you don't want to keep showing and showing and offering detail after detail - I personally think that good poems, esp. longer ones, tend to flow between poetry and prose, from allegory and metaphor to facts and declarative statements. I think this poem could be a great poem if it were shortened a bit, pruned, and perhaps started with the line (rephrased perhaps) : When I was young, my fingers sifted the clouds. These are just some thoughts that I have and they're just my thoughts, to be either accepted or discarded. Write on my fellow poet, write on. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alexis ... (7/3/2012 9:46:00 PM)

    That was very well write! Well done, I had to read it a second time, because the first time the words flowed so nicely that I was just reading without thinking about it lol. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (7/3/2012 8:08:00 PM)

    Exceptional! dare i say a rare talent in one so young and even in one much much older too... bravo dear writer...karen (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 16 Points Dawn Winters (7/3/2012 8:00:00 PM)

    what is this writing style called? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Herojit Philem (7/3/2012 10:37:00 AM)

    Very nice...... The title is very catchy..... (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,680 Points Valerie Dohren (7/3/2012 10:33:00 AM)

    Very full-on write expressing despair over dreams unrealized. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 43,123 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/3/2012 1:07:00 AM)

    Excellent storyline...Smooth, fluxive structural movement throughout...Free-Verse the way Free-Verse should be penned ~FjR~ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joyce Rugg (7/3/2012 1:05:00 AM)

    This is incredible! I love it! Incredible job :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Simon Odhiambo (7/3/2012 1:04:00 AM)

    This is a wonderful poem. I particularly like the introductory line. The flow is also smooth throughout the writ.
    Well done!

    'When did the creation of a pure eye
    Go blurry with gold lined tears' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 163 Points Meena Mustafa (7/3/2012 12:45:00 AM)

    Beautifully expressed! I could not find any other poems to read... but you sure do have the talent to write. Thank you :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 78 Points Abhimanyu Kumar.s (7/3/2012 12:45:00 AM)

    this is a lovely free verse. liked it very much. keep growing. lots of love. abhimanyu kumar.s (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Kasia Fedyk (7/3/2012 12:43:00 AM)

    Its an incredible write Chyna, it takes me into many places as my soul feels and travels through your words very profound. I can se many visions in this one and abundance of creativity. Superb! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 3, 2012



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