Hello poetry aficionados!
It’s Day Four of NanoPoblano AKA National Blog Posting Month (but with a group of spicy individuals teaming up as Peppers!) and I’m back with another video vying for your valuable time.
Check out the Facebook Live performance of my latest poem.
I was inspired to write this little ditty by the verbal prompts supplied by the OctPoWriMo group (no, not a bunch of octopuses doing poetry jams but instead a group of clever people that did poetry throughout the month of October).
Here is the link to the prompt that I used:-
OctPoWriMo 2017 – Day 4: Between the Clouds and the Water
And if you would like another alternative prompt, you could always try either napowrimo.net or another one from Robert Lee Brewer at Writers Digest:-
2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 4 by Robert Lee Brewer
And here is my poem in written form in case my accent confused you and my face caused you to run to the hills screaming for mercy. Or maybe you would just like to read it instead. I hope it is the latter 🙂
Photo by Kanenori at Pixabay
“Echoes of Forgotten Dreams” by David Ellis
Drawn to the water
Where secrets whisper
Music that I need to hear
Deafened by the roar
Of sweet nothings
Caressing the breeze
As if we had known each other all of our lives
Carried by clouds that swallow me whole
As I take a ride in forever
Coming apart at the seams
The rain washing away
All that is, all that was, all that will be
Is it safe to come out now?
As the sun goes down
And the world burns in this abandoned ghost town
Or will there just be whispers from the water?
Echoes of forgotten, sensual dreams
The same ones that tell me I will find love again
When hearts are played for fools
Scars can make way for rainbows when they heal
There is still some fight left, so give it everything you have got
Between the salty raindrops
The shifting sands and drifting minds
Let’s find our own little piece of paradise
Still want more? I have also collated some more posts from fellow Cheer Peppers for their Day Four posts for you to taste all of the pepper flavours that there are to offer 🙂
Broken Dreams – #FridayFotoFiction – L.E.R.T
“The Haunting and the Haunted” – Consolation’s Many Forms – The Everything in the Everyday
Do you #MotivationalQuote – Shining Seeds – writing myself into wellness
Really Stressed? Find Your Real Tribe – Reality Moms
A balanced Libra – an oxymoron? – The Heartsongs Blog – Journeying back to my heart
Terrorists, Criminals And Myth – Edward Fagan Blog
mortal – memoirs of an unremarkable man
The Wish – billfriday.com – fictionary…8 megapixel artist…bloody awful poet.
then what? – RARASAUR – frightfully wondrous things happen here
Nine Months, Three Years – The Muse’s Words – My journey back into the writing world with my Muse tagging along.
What is ‘The Fib’? – NamySaysSo – Perspectives, Inspirations & LifeHacks For Women
Take What You Like And Leave The Rest – Fresh Off The Pad Poetry – Poetry from nothing. Inspired by Anything.
NaNoPoblano 2017 – Day 4 (November 4) – Zombie Flamingos – A journey into bloggerdom
Nano Poblano 2017- 30 Days of Haiku- Day 4 – The Illusion Of Controlled Chaos
Snitches get stitches. – Bug Bytes by Julie Burton
Egg on Toast – Just A Little Bit Sweet
GET A CLUE – THAT CYNKING FEELING
Daylight Saving Time – loristory – flights of fancy to parts unknown
Be The Person Your Cat Thinks You Are – Behind The Willows
8 thoughts on “Day Four – NanoPoblano – Poem/Poetry – “Echoes of Forgotten Dreams” by David Ellis”
This is my favorite poem of yours so far. I especially love “as I take a ride in forever,” and “scars can make way for rainbows when they heal.” I also enjoy your funny introductions! And I do watch the videos. No running from the room in horror.
Lol TY Lori, glad you are enjoying the show. Who knows what I will come up with before the end of the month but that is what makes it all the more exciting 🙂 Appreciate you taking the time to read and comment 🙂
I am glad I found you !!! What a beautiful poem. I will print, for I want to read it again and again, like I did with those I have bookmarked from your “Life, Sex & Death” collection. You are a unique, brilliant, witty, quirky poet whose work I have ever read.
TY Helen, I appreciate all of your kind words and support 🙂
My favorite so far. This is beautiful!
TY Di, I’m ecstatic that you are liking them, I really hope to hit my stride this month and your support always means so much to me 🙂
This is my day four then: https://procrastinationcoach.wordpress.com/2017/11/06/how-to-slay-a-scope-creep/
Replied on your blog and created a pingback for this. TY so much for the shoutout, very sweet of you and appreciate it 🙂