Abandoned Writers Cafe

Abandoned Writers Cafe

A Poem by Relic
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Empty rooms in empty halls.

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Accounts silent, long abandoned
the words bankrupt
vacant fronts of creativity 
washed over; hallow; run down.

Verbs sway on rusted hinges
the strains of old poems
cross pages like tumbleweeds.

Profiles shuttered, desolate
unopened for years, collect dust
while messages of forgotten friends
go unanswered

Pinned to a page 

like wanted posters


© 2017 Relic



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(Now for the goofy comment I very first thought when I read your first snippet "Empty rooms in empty halls." Empty chairs and empty tables. Yeah, I know.
But then the piece that followed really built on my first impression, as I expressed earlier.)

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

Goofiness is fine here. :)
Poetic License

2 Months Ago

Going to have to remind you that you said that...... snarf. I truly am sorry to be so irreverent o.. read more
Relic

2 Months Ago

haha

No need to apologize. I'm easy. :D
Oh, I really liked this. REALLY. Certainly emotes the desolation. Makes me want to know why, to try to peek past the grime covered windows and wiggle that board across the window to see if it just might pop loose enough to show what happened. Personal growth achieved? Self implosion? Loss of interest? Sailing to new islands? No inspiration?

I love the mystery you create. It reads like an epitaph for a Historic Route 66 ghost town begging further exploration.

Very, very, very well done.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

I appreciate your creative and interesting review PL, thank you.
Some have passed on or found other forms of media. Been here off and on a long time. Names come and go.

Matthew

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

I find it kind of sad to see familiar faces disappear. I'm off and on here all the time. The site's .. read more
Matthew Kult

2 Months Ago

You are welcome. But don't give up my friend. New friends await.

Matthew
Relic

2 Months Ago

With all the departures, I've always come back. :)
Fits to a T. There are so many friends on this site I never see anymore. The community is always changing and, seemingly, shrinking. I love the use of "fonts of creativity" and "verbs" to convey the message of absent writers.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

Thank you, Clifford.
This is very fitting! I've been on this website for about two years, but I take month-long breaks now & then when I get swamped with life. I find that when I return after a month's absence, so many friends have closed up shop. It's like this community is an ever-changing entity. Your poem is full of excellent descriptions & your extended metaphor is well done, so consistent, just like I like 'em! *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


Relic

3 Months Ago

Much appreciated Margie, thanks. :)
this one matches my sadness because one writer on my friend list just closed her profile but your words captured how I am feeling in the moment perfectly!!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Relic

3 Months Ago

I'm sorry to hear that. People close profiles all the time sadly, though a lot of writers often come.. read more
humbleServant

3 Months Ago

Poetic License
Relic

3 Months Ago

Ah, I see. That's a shame. I know there are people that are discouraged because of the lack of revie.. read more
Thats soo true
Just like old messages being left unanswered
and books tarnished on a rusted shelf
Just Wao!

Keep up the good work!


Posted 3 Months Ago


Relic

3 Months Ago

Thank you.
Ah! And there are good writers that have gone silent too. i wonder what ever happened to them.

"Accounts silent, long abandoned....Profiles shuttered, desolate"

This also deal with real life event. how often doe one visit one's self?

Posted 3 Months Ago


Relic

3 Months Ago

Thank you.
I love this! The imagery is imaginative and creative. It is also an interesting concept that I think a lot of people can relate to.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Relic

3 Months Ago

Thank you Hannah.
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Pax
I can certainly relate to this one my friend, i for one its hard to find time being active anymore, too much has going on in the real world, but those friends, who still comes - they're a treasure... :) don't worry your not forgotten not like me.... :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


Relic

3 Months Ago

Oh, you're not forgotten Pax. Thank you.

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