Just Because I’m Quiet

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Sometimes it is quiet here inside my mind.
When the whirling dervish is resting
The silence can be overwhelming and yet sublime.

But usually the hubbub is frantic, frightening, and kind of hectic.
Like the clash of cymbals, a symphony of drums,
A chaos threatening to overcome.
 
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Infernal

 

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Conflagration;
Of all roads
It is the destination.
And this city
Burns at the heart
Of me.
 
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Stupefied

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I’m lost, or I’m forgot,
Or somewhere in between.
A heat haze or autumn mists
Can cloud the vision just the same.
Too much or not enough,
Emotions, leave me dazed.
 
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Mindspace Blown

Day 29 of my review of the last twelve months and a poem about the gap between my ears…

Made of sticks and stones

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One must have a mind of spaces.
Imagining windblown silence
In a meadow, summer ripe with butterflies.
In between the hustling tornadoes
Of traffic jams and parking fines.

Or the pin prickle caress of spring rain
Washing skin cleaner than baptism,
One’s soul dancing with the divine.
Between inhale and exhale, seeking
A sanctuary for the urban mind.
 
© 2016 | Frank Regan, All rights reserved.

 This poem is the first to come from a series of five prompts from ‘How to Write a Poem’ by Tania Runyan

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Banging

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Banging my head against
The world. Because you have to
Laugh, before you cry. Even when
It threatens to kick you in

The balls or punch you in
The gut. So you have to fightback,
Take a stand for what you believe,
Not just go along with the

Conservative point of view.
Because you’re a long time dead
And it’s never too late to
Take a different tack. Breathe

And breathe again, just to make
Sure. Because like I said you’re
A long time dead to waste life
Banging heads with the world.
 
© 2016 | Frank Regan, All rights reserved.

 

 This poem is the third to come from a series of five prompts from ‘How to Write a Poem’ by Tania Runyan

 

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Mindspace Blown

One must have a mind of spaces.
Imagining windblown silence
In a meadow, summer ripe with butterflies.
In between the hustling tornadoes
Of traffic jams and parking fines.

Or the pin prickle caress of spring rain
Washing skin cleaner than baptism,
One’s soul dancing with the divine.
Between inhale and exhale, seeking
A sanctuary for the urban mind.
 
© 2016 | Frank Regan, All rights reserved.

 This poem is the first to come from a series of five prompts from ‘How to Write a Poem’ by Tania Runyan

 

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The Waterline

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Holed beneath the waterline
Again, the tide is rushing in.
The end is staring back at me
In its funeral suit,
Wearing that black cap. Judging me
Guilty of everything.
Too many sins
For all the waters in the world
To be enough
To ever wash me clean again.

© 2016 | Frank Regan, All rights reserved.