‘Poem Attempts’

These are my ‘Poem Attempts’ – ‘Poem Attempts’ took place on my blog in July 2015. I am normally a psychological, mystery thriller fictional writer, so poetry is very much out of my comfort zone.

 

Poem Attempt 1: Invisible Friend – Click here to read my notes, explanations and ideas for the poem.

 

Invisible Friend

I walk in, where

I once lived.

Wooden rocking horse and

Ticking grandfather clock

All remain.

glowing yellow eyes appear,

Beneath the patchy, carpeted stairs leading

to my bedroom.

 

gaping cracks and

Burrowed mice holes in each corner of

the worn steps.

My friend waits for me,

Gold ponytails with plastic flowers,

Just like my mummy did to me.

light blue dress with printed daffodils,

Red shoes and a friendship bracelet which I made

but she found.

 

We run to our room.

Sharing the bed each night.

We have tea parties,

my friend hosts.

Offering me and the guests tea,

her daddy bursts in.

‘who are you talking to darling?’

 

Previously loved,

here my spirit broke free.

 

By T. J. Blake

Copyright © 2014 T. J. Blake
All rights reserved.

 

Poem Attempt 2: My Family – Click here to read my notes, explanations and ideas for the poem.

My Family

Standing upright, forgetting the past feuds,

I stare.

Blades of grass, stroke between my toes,

Clouds afloat on the deep blue,

Wind hits the trees, peeling to a whir,

Curls of smoke cascade the flame, cooking raw meat.

I stare.

Dangling hand feels the rough, moist lick from the Spaniel,

The Blackberry drones against the wood,

The bass of voices vibrate through the ground,

Followed by a roar of laughter,

I stare.

Forgetting the past feuds, I stand upright.

I join my family around the fire.

By T. J. Blake

Copyright © 2014 T. J. Blake
All rights reserved.

Poem Attempt 3: 4 5683 968 – Click here to read my notes, explanations and ideas for the poem.

4 5683 968

Dazzled by the phone’s screen in the blackness,

Waiting for a text or call.

Staring at her name, I picture her within,

Lustring hair,

Outstandingly addictive stare,

Voluptuous and,

Enticing lips.

 

Previous message, “its nt u its me”,

Patterns itself across my watering eyes,

The inner voice repeating the text,

That un-describable feeling from my stomach to my throat,

Salted tears fills my senses, hope disperse.

“plz dnt leave”, followed by 4 5683 968. Send.

 

Phone groans, light shines; burning eyes.

“needin space” comes the reply,

The brain freezes, the heart sinks,

Loneliness settles,

Tears fall.

 

I begin to type, what to say?

Beg her? Respect her plea?

Instead, I just type “4 5683 968″,

“I Love You”

 

By T. J. Blake

Copyright © 2014 T. J. Blake
All rights reserved.

 

Poem Attempt 4: Emotion + Experience – A Path Of Life – Click here to read my notes, explanations and ideas for the poem.

Emotion + Experience – A Path Of Life

The monster under your bed,

An influence of a child’s imagination

Staring into the darkness,

Susceptible to vulnerability

The uninvited thought of death,

 Fear the end of life

A knife in the back,

Experiencing deceit and pain

Friendships go missing,

Rejection and Disappointment

Life moves quickly,

Dread the future

Many decisions…

The beginning of a parting path of human life

 A life threatening choice

Become a unit,

Fight for your country,

Wear your uniform,

Be proud, gain maturity and discipline

Silent your fears,

Control your fear

Look out onto the battlefield,

And Fight.

No longer fear.

 

By T. J. Blake

Copyright © 2014 T. J. Blake
All rights reserved.

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