Adrift

Adrift

A Poem by Emily B
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On days when

I'm neither here nor there

Adrift in a sea of senseless noise

Battered by waves of unrecognizable emotion,

Floating, just floating.

On days when I have

That faraway look

When you call my name,

Just know, you may have to call again

before I come back to you.


© 2009 Emily B



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There's something immensely real in being neither here nor there.. tis a place where a person can be utterly alone but happily self, briefly lost in an unreachable place Cloud-gazing loses me to reality sometimes..

Those two last lines are like golden cords holding you close to someone.. out of reach but never gone.. so beautiful.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Emily B

3 Years Ago

thank you, dearest
emmajoy

3 Years Ago

more than a pleasure, Emily... and now i switch off my lappie and ligh, then, creep into that place .. read more



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Oh this is an interesting read indeed, in a style unique to you. i like the fact that you write little at times but yet write so much

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

yes you tell of a very strange state of mind ,i have seen it a lot ,i wondered where was i ,or what i am doing ,i feel so strange ,i had to withdraw for a while ,yes ,and you tell it so nicely,typical of your style dear and so sweet,M

Posted 9 Years Ago


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I know this feeling exactly. Sometimes it's really peaceful, but sometimes it drives me insane. I'll occasionally have moments where I'm not really listening to anything in particular, so every noise and sight bombards my senses and I feel really overwhelmed. However, I often have those moments when I'm thinking about something so hard, I stop seeing the things in front of me.

I really, really enjoyed this poem. You have an excellent style. Thanks for sharing!

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Really enjoyed this piece. You can really tap into and express those feelings that we all have at one time or another--certainly one definition of the lyric poet.

Tom

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Daydreams are priceless. That's the feel I get from this piece ... you're daydreaming and visualizing beautiful things in your mind. Sometimes, it's fun to indulge and reside in such images.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily, I read this poem and indeed get the impression I am floating upon a sea of isness. I like the way you just allow your thoughts to flow. This is much in keeping with pure poetry.
First thought best thought. This concept is often attributed to A. Ginsberg(a giant in his own right), but this concept goes way back in antiquity; even before the Buddhas, to the most primal of man's thoughts.
The ending was a bit of a let down though, but It works when one understands the nature of your inspiration.
Well done, considering that last bit of poetica. ;-)

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Great Write i so relate to this! keep up the good writes Emily!!1 B.p.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hey I've had these shoes on...I like the alienation, stark and foreboding. Yet there is his zany call back concept. Kind of twisted, maybe a lot of twisted, or shaken AND stirred...Is this how they all turn out Em? lol Nice short piece...spooky!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I sometimes write entire poems in my head while I'm doing the dishes or watching TV and if someone talks while me and my muse are conversing, I don't hear a blasted thing! LOL It seems you have this gift and curse as well...excellent write :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I very much enjoyed this poem as I do most of your work. Of course I say, "Why not stay adrift?" Sometimes when I'm adrift and people call, I refuse to be reeled back. Drifting can be good.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Emily B

Richmond, KY



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