Blues, or: Soul

Poetry Partners #77

‘With tears from dear’, a poem by Henry Mworia of ‘Veteran Writes’

Emotions say you are a stranger.
Alone I must be they tell me.
Being apart will stop my heart.
Drizzling notions of doubt or despair
Rain at a pace similar to no other.
Iโ€™m unable to see you split in the mist
Injuries from the mistery miserables me
Pushing through all the confusion as
you breathe into me a gasp of hope againโ€ฆ.

A triolet by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’

Push through all the confusion as
you breathe into me hope again.
Your soft lips and smooth silken jazz
push through all the confusion as 
my heart of chords gives all it has.
Caress me, raise me up, and then
push through all the confusion as 
you breathe into me hope again.

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!


List of Poetry Partners

25 thoughts on “Blues, or: Soul”

  1. The first poem reminded me of the chaos of emotion – like clothes crumpled from the dryer. The second was the same garment taken and smoothed with a hot iron. Both the same but different! Well done!

    1. Beautiful David & Henry, so full of Melancholy & hope! ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘

  2. Nadia!! Nadia!!! Nadia

    Pushing through confusion with Hope beneath your wings
    Soaring to a higher level of deeper learnings.

    David this must be one of your sexiest, no, erotic and romantic records, recited to a most endearing partner poet who raised the flag of hope so passionately.

    Excellent Wording
    Maestro and Ms. Wordsworth

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