Jeri Martindale

Veteran Poet - 1,151 Points (12/19/1980 / ElDorado, AR)

Thoughts, Inked, Penned To Life - Poem by Jeri Martindale

Accidentally charged yet often reserved
Small shapes on paper make big words.

Silent yet presently seen
Sounds echo, feelings escape on pages for others to read.

Long vowels, yet short sounds
Arranged in rhymes
Together or alone
Collected in the mind.

Creating actions yet not just describing
letters to words may create laughter or crying


Always, first, thought yet often not printed
Kept at bay, fear keeps them from living.

Connected so neatly yet drafted so sloppy
An ending inevitable
This blue ink is not stopping.

Black an White yet hidden in color
Between the lines lay secrets waiting to be discovered.

From mind to paper, quickly penned yet now often paged from keys pressed softly by fingertips.

Paper, napkins, screens, yet mostly from lips
The limitless number of mediums.

Not living yet overflowing life
Cursive thoughts... in ink, on lined paper, spoken, or typed.

Obesely tiny, yet precise when combined.
Written, the fountains flow slowing, an ending in site.

Words can become meaningless even lies, yet those same
words give both meaning and identify to all life.

Topic(s) of this poem: words


Comments about Thoughts, Inked, Penned To Life by Jeri Martindale

  • Mizzy ........ (3/29/2017 1:46:00 PM)


    This is a fantastic account of how thoughts are conjured in the mind of a creative poetess then penned frantically to paper before the inspiration disappears. Bravo!

    Regards Mick.
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  • Michael Mcparland (4/17/2015 6:06:00 AM)


    I love the flow of this and the picture you paint. Excellent piece. :) (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (3/29/2015 2:16:00 PM)


    A creative look at your art. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (3/29/2015 10:37:00 AM)


    And wow how your letters joined nicely to make a unique interesting poem tonight. I liked your journey of muse from mind to paper via your super poetic ink. Thumbs up and keep writing. Great to read u again your latest. Mine latest is on mother nature. (Report) Reply

    Jeri Martindale Jeri Martindale (3/29/2015 11:32:00 AM)

    Thank you for your kind words! It took me HOURS to get it together, u actually read it before my final edit! !

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 29, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 29, 2015


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