Not Long Left

Rookie (17.05.1981 / The Molten Core)

The Poems (Like A Child Digging A Hole In The Sand) - Poem by Not Long Left

its like when i was a child,
digging deep craters,
in the sand,
sweating through my sensitive skin,
only then the sea would wash in,
and the hole begin to fill up again,
But now as an adult it is not the
hole that is forever filling up,
no matter how often i emptied it,
no, now it is my mind,
now i empty my thoughts,
splashing them out onto a page,
poems, poems streams,
and reams of words,
for a fleeting second,
the mind is empty,
and still, just resting,
then within the movement
of the hands on the clock,
it begins to fill all over again,
every emotion mixed together,
in the melting pot of my mind,
an endless motion,
of emptying and filling,
filling then emptying,
even at night,
when dreams and nightmares,
fight for the right to air there show,
the poems never ever slow.


Comments about The Poems (Like A Child Digging A Hole In The Sand) by Not Long Left

  • (1/2/2006 5:38:00 PM)


    This is very well said Vincent. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/2/2006 10:35:00 AM)


    Fantastic! I love the comparison of the child with the adult, the imagery is great! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 2, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, January 2, 2006


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