~Broke the Mold~

~Broke the Mold~

A Poem by AprilRN1210
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southern strength

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“When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways - either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.”

Dalai Lama












Creepy clouds crowd my brain today

blackened sheep… insane… or led astray?

r e p l a y i n g… estranged thoughts cast away

rearranging… a brave… display.



 


Sittin’ here missin’… wishes… dead and gone

lonely feeling… won’t… leave… me… alone

walls made of thick… Mississippi… stone

r e e l i n g… this heavy heart roams.



 


Fingers lingering on which one to blame

considering inward….what should I say

A f r a i d    of stray pain staking its claim

wandering… when resolve starts to sway.



 


Wondering…. just what… I will find

with nothing left behind… but… time

troubled mind… resigned to define

L O S T… blurring lines you helped design.



 


My spirit… NO longer… your prey

appearance of thunder… kept at bay

h e a l i n g     hope… now… has a home

showing… strength… I’d never known.



 


Deciding despite the damage you have done

the fight of this journey has just begun

s h i n i n g    the light… on the lies… you’ve told

cuz--with this southern soul… they broke… the… mold.







© 2015 AprilRN1210



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dan
April, This is probably my favorite, so far, of your pieces that I reviewed. The wording itself is stunning, chock full of vibrant imagery; but perhaps the singular highlight of this is your PRESENTATION...using different font sizes, italics, ellipses and unorthodox spacing...really serves to place emphasis on the more cogent pieces of text. I don't normally give out ratings of 100 (except in rare instances), but you have earned one. Fantastic write, young lady! take care...dan

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AprilRN1210

2 Years Ago

oh my goodness, what a review!.. you have just made my day.. Thank you so much Dan, I appreciate it... read more



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The strength of your words strike with a powerful poetic punch! It's a pleasure to read your work, stay strong...

Posted 4 Months Ago


AprilRN1210

4 Months Ago

Thank you, I am glad you visited me and enjoyed this one. Look forward to reading more of yours :)
One feels the fight of your soul, the painful wandering, the fierce escaping beyond the dark shadows that surrounded you. And I love the mood of the words, the letters, how you create a movement and music in each stanza. You are on the journey of your own becoming, and you are a wondrous illumination to the world.

Posted 4 Months Ago


AprilRN1210

4 Months Ago

You would lead me back here this morning.... escapism is something I know well. Thank you. I can onl.. read more
Great "rise up" anthem to self. Lyrical, soulful, strong- I hear a song in this. Great rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, imagery. Lost love-end of the world-I think not! "The fight of this journey has just begun." RN to RN- Brava!

Posted 6 Months Ago


AprilRN1210

5 Months Ago

Thank you, I appreciate your time and thoughts. Nice to see another RN on here, look forward to read.. read more
'Fingers lingering on which one to blame -- - considering inward….what should I say -- - A f r a i d of stray pain staking its claim -- - wandering… when resolve starts to sway..'

You suddenly went quiet, so i came to read and found this post... not read before. Written a while ago. It has verve and glitter, but wretched sad in your own self-analysis. Start to finish there's a special YOU touch..original, ao the point, has fine meter, regardless of content. You're a true somehow survivor with beautiful poetry inside you - come what may.

Posted 1 Year Ago


I loved everything about this as usual. I love how your writings always tantalize all the senses and gives us the reader the complete "poetic"experience. Your poetry always has a message that is never weighty or preachy but simple and gentle unlike my style that uses shock value and smears the truth all in your face. The beauty about the spectrum and the rainbow is the ability for each to embrace differences and celebrate the real truth of diversity. I celebrate that with you and the rainbow and the spectrum allows us to be family in every since of the word.

These words right here speak to me...

Deciding despite the damage you have done
the fight of this journey has just begun


Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AprilRN1210

2 Years Ago

Hi again my friend.. you are so sweet.. I love your writing.. that "in-your-face" is refreshing.. I .. read more
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dan
April, This is probably my favorite, so far, of your pieces that I reviewed. The wording itself is stunning, chock full of vibrant imagery; but perhaps the singular highlight of this is your PRESENTATION...using different font sizes, italics, ellipses and unorthodox spacing...really serves to place emphasis on the more cogent pieces of text. I don't normally give out ratings of 100 (except in rare instances), but you have earned one. Fantastic write, young lady! take care...dan

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AprilRN1210

2 Years Ago

oh my goodness, what a review!.. you have just made my day.. Thank you so much Dan, I appreciate it... read more
Deciding despite the damage you have done
the fight of this journey has just begun
s h i n i n g the light… on the lies… you’ve told
cuz--with this southern soul… they broke… the… mold.

I really like your style of writting and formatting in this case! :) commendable job in creating a cadence of imagery from desolation to ascension of the spirit.
Great work!


Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AprilRN1210

2 Years Ago

what an awesome review.. thank you so much.. I am tickled you enjoyed.. it is a journey of the spiri.. read more
Roshan Nair

2 Years Ago

It is beautiful writing :) looking forward to more!
This is terrific, I always enjoy your work, this whole set up was fantastic, thanks
for sharing your talent with us, PTL!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AprilRN1210

2 Years Ago

I am glad you enjoyed, it means a lot and I appreciate it.. Thank you, my friend...
Seems like a stand up and be counted type of scenario where one was feeling down for the count but ended up rebounded to me at least.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AprilRN1210

2 Years Ago

summed it up perfectly, thank you so much:)
W R Stowe

2 Years Ago

your very welcome
I relate so much that we are crazy ;) just kidding, but it is an amazing poem! It kept me reading and rereading (bcs i loved it that much:)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AprilRN1210

3 Years Ago

Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed it :)

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