Theodora (Theo) Onken

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Sometimes Poets Bleed - Poem by Theodora (Theo) Onken

Copious amounts of blood flow, nonstop
.....A poet's head is in total disarray- -
Knocked silly against a sharpened "edge"...
...Bringing forth the dawn of day.

Perhaps, it is a spiritual letting
.....Or some divine circumstance employed
That awoke the poet to the "realization"- -
...That sometimes in life there is no joy!

Oft' times it is such a struggle
.....Just to tuck themselves into a safe bed...
And protect their minds and souls for living- -
...While blood continues pouring out of their head's.

Topic(s) of this poem: awakening, life, living, pain, poet

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Sometimes Poets Bleed by Theodora (Theo) Onken

  • Bill CantrellBill Cantrell (5/2/2018 8:55:00 PM)

    An awakening is a delicate time, a struggle between living and protecting the poet inside, wonderful poetry as always my friend, I really enjoyed it! (Report)Reply

    Theodora Onken(5/2/2018 9:05:00 PM)

    Thank you, thank you Bill! Surely do miss you and am so sad that you have left this site. Understand your reasoning but i can tell you that this site has always had the problems that you spoke of when you left...nothing has changed since i arrived here in 2005. Wish you would reconsider and come back.Read all of your words and there wasn't one that i did not enjoy a lot. You have the spirit of God in most of your work. Please reconsider!

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  • Kelly KurtKelly Kurt (5/2/2018 6:38:00 PM)

    It is always well worth considering thought. This holds even more so when blood seems to flow. Searching for how, and trying to put it into words, is both logical and a source of poetic inspiration. (Report)Reply

    Theodora Onken(5/2/2018 6:54:00 PM)

    Thank you Kelly...really appreciate your taking the time to read and comment on my words.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 2, 2018


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