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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 to forgotten friends
go unanswered

Pinned to a page 

like wanted posters


© 2018 Relic



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You have a way with wording how it feels to abandon an account ~ I'm ashamed to say I've done that. But the imagery here is so solid, and almost haunting in a way. The desolate emptiness of an account that will never answer again. Thanks for the beautiful read ^^

Posted 6 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

 Relic

6 Months Ago

Thank you AA. I just opened my account after a little while tonight. I'm known for that. haha
Attentive_Ambience

6 Months Ago

** Round of Applause ** Welcome back Relic ^^
 Relic

6 Months Ago

lol no need. Thanks. :)



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All things come to an end. In this case a very poetic end. Very good work. You have some good images here - I thought 'Verbs sway on rusted hinges' was excellent but many others. I must say that i find this WC a very strange place - we communicate with ciphers that we know not who or where?
Well done
Alan (that's not my hair!)

Posted 4 Months Ago


 Relic

4 Months Ago

haha, thank you, Alan.
I love this, I know of one site I used to be on years ago, and went back and have left because the people running the site made it less fun to post.. but I do think there are more out there that has died but still linger there waiting to see people again.. Nice write..

Posted 5 Months Ago


 Relic

5 Months Ago

Thanks for your thoughts, Ghost.
That is exactly how I feel, after not writing for almost a year, I come back to find none of my old friends here :(
My old poems sitting alone, invisible..
it saddened me
Thank you for this poem

Posted 5 Months Ago


 Relic

5 Months Ago

Thank you for stopping by, B.
It's a good thing that like this poem, I'm drawn to lost and abandoned knowledge.

Posted 5 Months Ago


 Relic

5 Months Ago

Thank for your thoughts, Lavi.
This poem is absolutely brilliant!

Posted 5 Months Ago


 Relic

5 Months Ago

I appreciate your praise, Mrudula. Thanks.
Mrudula Rani

5 Months Ago

The very first poem I read on WC was yours, but at the time your account was closed. I am glad you .. read more
 Relic

5 Months Ago

Thank you.
Time the writer's friend and rival. Not to mention a canvas that we can share. Let us not forget the hall of communion that we here in the cafe have need of.

Posted 5 Months Ago


 Relic

5 Months Ago

Well said, Cherrie, thanks for the review.
Sounds like many accounts I've walked away from. These past 20 years have played hard on poetry sites. While the cat's away the mice chew up the pages and empty the hard drives... Really enjoyed this piece

Posted 5 Months Ago


This is a brilliant display of long, lost forgotten words. The photo just adds to the mystique!

Posted 5 Months Ago


 Relic

5 Months Ago

I appreciate your thoughts on this, Mari. Thank you.
dear Relic... your poem is hauntingly beautiful.
Yes, sometimes we are caught in webs of abandonment... but when Spring arrives as it will, perhaps that old notion will awaken as though we were only hibernating ... and life will take on new meaning with birdsong and flowers in bloom. truly, Pat

Posted 5 Months Ago


 Relic

5 Months Ago

Thank you for such a nice review, Pat.
Hello Relic, I'm afraid I have also abandoned work on other sites! This brings it all home in a revealing and ghostly way. Thank you for reminding us never to abandon our work to the unopened years.

Posted 5 Months Ago


 Relic

5 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and your viewpoint.

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