Hello you lucky people!
It’s Day Six of NanoPoblano AKA National Blog Posting Month (but with a generous smattering of Peppers!) and I’m back with another video because I’m a glutton for punishment…I mean because I simply love doing them (whew, nice save there by me).
Check out the Facebook Live performance of my latest poem.
If you fancy some prompts to help you craft poetry throughout the month of November (or whenever you decide to write it, I’m not the Poetry Police after all) then why not try naporimo.net or this excellent collection at OctPoWriMo 2017 or another prompt by over at Writers Digest here 2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 6 by Robert Lee Brewer.
Those of you who watched the video may have caught my bonus content where I read a poem by the amazingly talented, prolific poetry lady known as Hastywords. Here is the link to her poem below:-
And here is my own poem in written form, just in case you get uncomfortable with me pointing my beard at you in the video and would prefer to just read it instead 🙂
Photo by Ryan McGuire at Gratisography
“Leaving Infinity Behind” by David Ellis
Today is empty
Tomorrow spells freedom
Just don’t look down
Or the mysteries will unravel
The key could be anywhere
This road just seems to twist and turn around
It’s served me well but the shape is ugly
The secrets it’s revealing
Paint a picture that dissolves in the clouds
The sound of the soul is so real
When your head is just too full to think
Noises of voices and thoughts overwhelm
So many things to run away from
Maybe the answers will never come
Or maybe it’s just a matter of perception
Nobody wants to hear they are heading in the wrong direction
Friends never say goodbye, only hello
Pulling it all apart as it comes back together
On the outside looking in
Black and white explains how we are feeling
Beyond the mirror, it’s time to disappear
Wide awake in the heartache of loose ends
Holding onto a world that has changed
Leaving infinity behind
Still want more? I have also collated some more posts written by fellow Cheer Peppers for their Day Six posts for you to tuck into! Let’s shake things up and introduce a little bit more spice into our lives 🙂