Richard Wlodarski

Gold Star - 101,982 Points (Febuary 23,1952 / France)

So Much Crap - Poem by Richard Wlodarski

Touch me in morning
When I'm in mourning
When I can't see sun
Because I'm so blind

Touch me in afternoon
When mourning's none too soon
When I can't hear song
Of Nature calling now

Touch me at night
When loneliness
Kills all sunlight
Nothing's in sight

Touch me in lost dream
When I can only scream
Life's been so damn unfair
And shit was in my care

Topic(s) of this poem: criticism, depression, dream time, loneliness, mourning, screaming

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Kerouac Series

Comments about So Much Crap by Richard Wlodarski

  • Nika Mcguin (4/26/2018 11:14:00 AM)

    A poem of deep internal devastation. It appears as if the speaker is in desperate need of rescue from the turmoil he's steeped in. I'm left curious but too afraid to ask what was left in his care that went awry. Anyhow, this is impressive,10~ (Report)Reply

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  • (4/24/2018 9:19:00 PM)

    I agree with Carl: YOU CAPTURED SO MUCH IN THIS POEM. The title was not. very promising, the subsequent poem fulfilled multiple promises about the creative life, or rather the struggle to live one. The formal pattern of 4-line stanzas shows you are in command of your subject and not surrendering to despair. There is a
    strong intelligence at work in this poem and it is transforming disconnected energies into one vital force.


    Daniel, Kerouac paid a huge price in his struggle with living the creative life. He gave up on a wife and daughter for fear that they would get in the way of his writing. I believe that your last line is referring to a higher intelligence. And I am most definitely being guided by it. Fortunately, it is positive in spirit!

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  • Carl Roussell (4/23/2018 5:58:00 AM)

    You captured so much in this poem. really good write. (Report)Reply

    (4/29/2018 1:27:00 AM)

    That means a lot to me, Carl! This project is so important!

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 22, 2018

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