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:-
LOVE IS FOUND – Hastywords – Turning Tears and Laughter Into Words
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 🙂
The Shame – Consolation’s Many Forms – The Everything in the Everyday
#MicroMondays Edition 4: Hiking my way home – NamySaysSo Perspectives, Inspirations & LifeHacks For Women
fluff & fraud – Litterbox Riot
Vanara-puri tales 04: Nila is so cool – L.E.R.T
The horse shoe of have-to – Stop procrastinating now!
WORD OF THE DAY – SATIRE – Shining Seeds – writing myself into wellness
Sunday Cinnamon Rolls – Just A Little Bit Sweet
Bus Pass – The Muse’s Words – My journey back into the writing world with my Muse tagging along.
Religion, Opium Of The People? – Edward Fagan Blog
INTENTION MANDALA FOR BALANCE – THE ARTFUL SCRIBE
If Time Can Bend – loristory – flights of fancy to parts unknown
Something – billfriday.com – fictionary…8 megapixel artist…bloody awful poet.
Like It Or Not – Fresh Off The Pad Poetry – Poetry from nothing. Inspired by Anything.
NO FILTER – THAT CYNKING FEELING
#MicroblogMondays 167: Silence – STIRRUP QUEENS
Nano Poblano 2017- 30 Days of Haiku- Day 6…– The Illusion Of Controlled Chaos
thoughts and questions – memoirs of an unremarkable man
GUY RESCUES FRIEND WHOSE PERIOD CAME EARLY AND THE INTERNET CAN’T PRAISE HIM ENOUGH – By Serendipity Indigo – Sammiches & Psych Meds
NaNoPoblano 2017 – Day 6 (November 6) – Zombie Flamingos – A journey into bloggerdom
Hung like a horse. – Bug Bytes By Julie Burton
a peek and a fib – RARASAUR – frightfully wondrous things happen here
Study Break – Books, Hooks and Yarn – everything is woven together
Alphabet With A Twist- Letter K by Jessie Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K – Needs to have the letter K anywhere in the word – Behind The Willows
8 thoughts on “Day Six – NanoPoblano – Poem/Poetry – “Leaving Infinity Behind” by David Ellis”
Woot woot woot, after leaving you all those links and counting my posts, I got my day 6 written! Here it is: https://procrastinationcoach.wordpress.com/2017/11/07/the-horse-shoe-of-have-to/
Have just replied on your blog. My inner child is also whooping for joy and high-fiving my inner adult 😉
That was an awesome one! Very deep too. Loved it 😀
I haven’t thank you for the compliment on this one Shree. So, I would like to take the time to do so now 🙂 This is still a massive favourite of mine this month, I really like how it breaks down and then builds itself back up again triumphantly. So glad you like it 🙂
Sigh..I have so much to catch up on! I’ve missed quite a few of your poems as well. I shall be back…soon!
Profound and meaningful!
TY Di – I just noticed that I hadn’t thanked you for reading this one. It is still one of my very favourites of the month and how it came up. I really am looking forward to April next year when I write some more and look to putting both poetry months into another fantastic collection 🙂