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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Fantastic imagery. I really like the way you make abstract ideas exist as tangible things ("verbs sway on rusted hinges"). I like this poem a lot.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Relic

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much. :)
Yea, I love this, gave me a chill, just so relatable. The imagery speaks volumes. Thanks for being poet!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Relic

1 Month Ago

Thank you Michael. :)
I just loved this piece and relate to it so well. I've been here 5 years. The best way to enjoy WC is to stay focused on poetry and detached from everything else happening that's not about writing. True, we get waylaid sometimes but its best to shake off the dust and keep walking. Wish WC was more technically upgraded though as at times the website still behaves like its 20 years old! Thank you for this write.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Relic

1 Month Ago

Thanks for the review DIVYA. :)
DIVYA

1 Month Ago

You are most welcome. It was an interesting write.
I find this so poignant today. The few have silenced the voices of the many. I for one refuse to let that cloud my day. Apropos to me that you added this on my birthday lol We"ll all be back someday

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

Yes, it's sad and there seems to be a hole in the fabric of happiness and inspiration but yes, life .. read more
Tate Morgan

2 Months Ago

Life is about living not dying and we had best get on with it
Relic

2 Months Ago

Very true Tate. Well said.
Love this piece ! Very deep and truthful . Nice job😀

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

Thank you Sean. :)
Sean M. Addams

2 Months Ago

No problem
i guess poets, and story tellers come and go !
but,that seems to be the way it goes my relic .
loved the write,and the image

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

Thanks Wordman. :)
 wordman

2 Months Ago

you are welcome relic
I love this and its comparisons. Very true and creative. This style reminds me of Jacob's. I hate to see writers leave but life goes on. Some of them come back and the family embraces them back.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

Yes they do. Thank very much for reading. :)
Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

You are welcome.
Oh Man this was totally me until last week. I lost myself to the bustle of a hectic life. Dusting off those poems and bringing a new shine. :) Nice poem.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

Thank you. :)
I like this one too. Again thanks very much for sharing.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

Thank you Roxane. :)
its very beautifully expressed.. :) love the pic too..

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

Thank you. :)

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Added on May 27, 2017
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I'm a 55 year-old guy whose been playing drums for 40-something years. I use writing as another outlet. You can find me at Cosmofunnel also. more..

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