NaPoWriMo / GloPoWriMo 2018 – Day 7 – “Eyes That Tell All” by David Ellis

Hello there friends.

I’m now on Day 7 of NaPoWriMo and still trying to keep up with this juggernaut!

Will I ever catch up? I sincerely hope so but at the same time, I still want to write the very best poetry that I can muster for you dear reader and will continue to take my time if necessary to feed the artistic fires to do so.

The prompt this time round was to make a list of things that makes up your identity of who you are, then divide these things up into what makes you feel powerful and what makes you feel vulnerable.

Rather than make a list, I decided to think about how I felt generally from the point of view of feeling powerful and vulnerable in a intimate relationship and using that as the basis of my poem. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂



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“Eyes That Tell All” by David Ellis

Devotion, with nothing to lose
There will be obstacles
Along with fireworks that make a passionate advance towards our inner muse
A real chance we could be making a mistake
But we simply can’t resist the thrill of the chase

It draws you in, touching every inch of your skin
Leaving feelings fluid, as you try to stay in charge
Vulnerable not out of choice but necessity
An open book with all of the pages pulled out
Waiting to be filled with an affection fashioned finer than the most intimate gold

Excited by a growing, all-encompassing lust on the loose
Different tastes and textures, sharing sensual breaths
Behind alluring, charming eyes that tell all
Reflecting the rain, endlessly losing ourselves in their twinkling, bewitching embrace

Staying submerged under your spell is one hell of a way to go
There’s now heaven in these bones
Driven wild every time you open your mouth
Such a hunger that feels so right to be remembered
Guiding each other, hand in hand through life’s noise
Knowing that your warmth is what truly makes me feel alive


Still want more? Well, how about some other Day 7 poetic entries by amazing peeps who are also dabbling in poetry throughout this month? What a splendid idea, help yourself to the links below 🙂

2. Unassorted stories – Two sides of a circle
3. MY FEELINGS MY FREEDOM – NaPoWriMo Day 7: Writer Vs. Woman
4. Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings – Haunted, NaPoWriMo, Day 7
5. Orangepeel – Poetry and Miscellany by Bruce Niedt – PAD Day 7: Not Quite the Pinnacle
6. Jane Dougherty Writes – Delirious in black
7. 1st Non-Manuscript – Charlene Delfin’s second blog – Day 7: Inner Peace
8. Jane Dougherty Writes – Am cloud
9. method two madness – Verging
11. ORDINARY AVERAGE THOUGHTS – National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 7 – The birthday party
12. inktuition – NaPoWriMo 2018 day 7: critic & creator
13. Orangepeel – Poetry and Miscellany by Bruce Niedt – PAD Day 7: A Bonus Poem for Baseball Season – Phillies Fan
14. What Rhymes with Stanza? – Take Two
15. RIVRVLOGR – questioning self worth
16. like mercury colliding… – Therapy – NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 7 – By Kat Myrman
17. JIM’S LITTLE PHOTO AND POEM PLACE – NaPoWriMo 2018-07 – Day 7, a Poem for Bionic man – Bionic man so cool
18. Flutterby’s NaPoWriMo – 2018 DAY 7 – HAVE A WORD WITH YOURSELF
19. RIVRVLOGR – blossoms bringing smiles
20. fresh poetry – 7/30
22. Purple Mountain Poetry – DAY 7: HOW PRIMAVERA TAUGHT ME YELLOW
24. Poetic Pixels – In the Great Rooster State
25. WHAT LIFE SAID TO ME – NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 7- This is Me. That’s Me too!
26. Frank J. Tassone – HAIKAI POETRY MATTERS – A Complementary Conversation
27. revivedwriter – Identity
28. Voiceless Fricative – Poor, Poor Joan
30. barbaraturneywielandpoetess – Don’t use this Spell
31. ARHtistic License – Inchoate
32. words in your eyes – Learning Fractions – NaPoWriMo 7
33. Tidbits by Shannon – with one voice
34. Poetry by Hasen – Photographer And The Indecisive Home-Body
35. Summer Blues – A Poetry Blog – When My Shift Ends
36. KATIE STATEN – NaPoWriMo #7 – MinneTexan
37. Voyagedesmots – Mano y Mano
38. Brittany’s Blog of Random Things – NaPoWriMo Day 7: A Wife on Writing and Men
39. kavyastream – To the Present
41. My Middle Name is Crazy – quarter pieces
42. The Breadwinner (2017) – Rhyme and Reason – Poetry Meets Film Reviews
43. The Great Unknown – NaPoWriMo Day 7: Two Selves Deconstructing I-Thou
44. TAROT PROSE – Where Is She?
45. Raven Redux – Revelation
46. S.T Marie – NaPoWriMo – Poem #7
47. CEDERED – Poetry, in any of its many forms. – Trigger – NaPoWriMo 2018 – Day Seven


12 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo / GloPoWriMo 2018 – Day 7 – “Eyes That Tell All” by David Ellis

    • I know what you mean Veronica, I can totally relate, there are tons of these dualities and maybe they mean for those conflicts to fuel a poem or three. It’s this kind of stuff that helps fuel Writer’s Block for me, so the only way around it is to be flexible with the prompt or go off prompt entirely. Oh and I must remember to link my poems to yours too soon, I’m only linking ones posted directly to the NaPoWriMo website daily links right now at the moment but I will be adding tons more from elsewhere soon too, including the NaPoWriMo FB page and other entrants who registered but don’t post on the daily links, it’s a massive job but fun sharing all the poetry 😀

    • Hey there Kat, you are very welcome, I enjoy having the opportunity to help get other people to see your poems. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my poem too. I liked the image of an open book with all of the pages ripped out, I thought that it accurately summed up the vulnerability of a person still willing to fill their up their “life” book with pages of experiences, despite having their existing pages torn out due to other trauma/experiences. I think it neatly encapsulates courage and resilience of an individual, especially when it comes to people that write or enjoy reading book too 🙂

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