Julyn Pride

Veteran Poet - 1,548 Points (06-14-1957 / Rockville, CT)

Alaska Sojourn - Poem by Julyn Pride

Inherently it will throw a curve
Even as I stand
At the apex of my cavalcade
That is the frozen Bering shore.

My long black coat,
All that blocks the unforgiving blow,
Wraps more tightly, an oxen yoke
Squeezing out the truth I hide.

Hatred has been my wallowing refrain.
Beside me, there lay 3 downed cups,
Reminders of what I have not done,
Pouring out that lost time as I muse to forget.

Anger and pain has grown toxic.
The winds blast from the Circle.
They press upon my sides to pop
Unforgiveness like a cracked egg.

Solicitously I came to be here,
Seeking the barren aloneness
Of escape from there.
None could care, but the tempest before me.

I am a preverbal bombastic
In all my pompous drivel
To avoid in entirety the heart
I shielded since then.


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Topic(s) of this poem: love and pain


Comments about Alaska Sojourn by Julyn Pride

  • Georgios Venetopoulos (4/9/2017 12:27:00 AM)


    Was here again. I like it, plus the fact you are a Penobscot lady, intrigues me. I lived in New England as well. In Boston, mainly because I studied there. (Report) Reply

    June Mita June Mita (4/9/2017 6:27:00 PM)

    Thankyou. I have been very much out of the loop for about a year. So glad you enjoyed the poem. I will be reading more of your work now that I am back. I love your imagery in many of your pieces.

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  • Georgios Venetopoulos (5/22/2015 2:28:00 PM)


    Well written and impressive. You write clearly, with carefully chosen vocabulary, and offer emphasis to a valid psychological analysis of your own self. (Report) Reply

  • Hugh Rhodes (3/29/2015 6:34:00 PM)


    This piece needs to be retired, as is, because the reference is just to old to be configured to your purpose. Your, " Snow Queen ", on the other hand, gets all that done and then some. It is a great favorite among my established colleagues; it is adorable, successful, I love it.... and it is incontravertably one fine Gem of a poem ! (Report) Reply

  • Hugh Rhodes (3/25/2015 3:41:00 PM)


    Exhibit A. (Report) Reply

  • June Mita (3/21/2015 7:20:00 PM)


    I was inspired by two things, the tarot card called Five Of Cups, and a poem by Ted Hughes called Black Coat. It may or may not be finished, but it has been this way for over a year, so I guess it is finished. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/21/2015 7:20:00 PM)


    Wonderful presentation with nice wording. Deep poem drafted and shared really. (Report) Reply

    June Mita June Mita (3/21/2015 7:21:00 PM)

    Thankyou. I agree with you. It is one of those deeper ones that I have written.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 21, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 22, 2015


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