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:-
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:-
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 🙂