Musings of a tangled fool

Musings of a tangled fool

A Poem by Alan G Stephens
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Alone in a crowded room

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So where SHALL we three meet again,
In thunder, lightning or in rain?
These hustle bustle,
Voices raised,
These far fetched plans
Through misty panes.

And where the place?
Beside my kin!
Where all that's right
Folds naught without,
And though not most them know of yet,
My brothers, sisters, here do play.

In corner of a bustling bar
Lo here sit I
Beyond the fray.
Beyond the voice that calls away,
And never shall I hear it said,
“Stand up, stand straight, your kit display.”

So even though at distance spread
Aside the circle, grown men play,
I'll chance right here
With less regret
My corner burned
And here I'll stay.

A single thread
Yet not alone,
Listening for their daily bread,
And with per chance
This line persist
‘neath searing sky
‘neath songs yet sung.

Now if time ever recompense
A well met man
Of heightened sense,
This forcfield all around me sat
A crowded bench
Set here alone.




© 2017 Alan G Stephens



Author's Note

Alan G Stephens
Thoughts please.

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The cauldron boils!...great way you expressed thoughts of oncoming hard times... great imagery.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Voices raised~ These far fetched plans~ Through misty panes. '

Seems the poet travels time, watching his memories come alive; scenes set afire by thought, perhaps fear. Wondering if war is close.? Strange how looking back astounds but bewilders an arena. More often or not, discovering we're each alone, possibly in someone else's memory. Perhaps?

A little bewildered because your phrasing hints rather than tells complete scenes.. but that is the joy of poetry: saying just enough to put colour on a canvas.

Posted 6 Months Ago


emmajoy

6 Months Ago

Just read below.. odd that I felt similar.
Alan G Stephens

6 Months Ago

Maybe its the opening. Its from Macbeth. Its the three witches foreseeing a coming battle.
emmajoy

6 Months Ago

The Bard and I are good friends!
Really pretty
I feel like i am in Scotland when i read this

Posted 6 Months Ago


Alan G Stephens

6 Months Ago

Not upon the Heath per chance?
Lingering Soul

6 Months Ago

nah .... not today lol
Alan G Stephens

6 Months Ago

Hahaha indeed lol

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Alan G Stephens
Alan G Stephens

North Cornwall, United Kingdom



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Looking to explore creative writing. I've written songs, poems and short snapshot stories but only ever for my own consumption and expression. I'm eager to learn how to improve so any criticism is mos.. more..

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