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 9 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

 Relic

9 Months Ago

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

9 Months Ago

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

9 Months Ago

lol no need. Thanks. :)



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"Abandoned Writers Cafe"
Relic,
This speaks to those whom are 'gone' in some way. I know of at least two writers which do not submit any more. I miss them! A person cannot help but wonder what has happened. Your poem speaks to the possibility that sometimes things change and will stay that way. I can't help but hope that the people not seen will return.
Blessings,
Kathy

Posted 6 Months Ago


 Relic

6 Months Ago

Thanks for your thoughts, Kathy.
As I make my way through this poem, I can’t help but feel that this was how I perceived my account/profile would succumb to after the semester ended. I was required to join a writing group for an assignment, little did I know I would emerse myself completely into the world of WritersCafe. It’s the little glimmer that remains of my love of writing after painfully saying goodbye to my Comp classes. I related to this on an internal level, and that’s one thing I love about reading others’ work; if you let it, you can find yourself or something within yourself by reading the words of others who share the same love of expressing ourselves through words on paper.

Posted 6 Months Ago


 Relic

6 Months Ago

Well said, Kelli. Thanks for taking the time to review. :)
this was wonderful how you put it..a thing i always wondered why,where are everyone gone...
is it really life and its worries ..
i dont know i dont think so..lots said before leaving its not the old cafe as it used to be for real
literature almost for professionals..the cafe used to weigh a lot,it was one of the best sites..
people used to come and write for real not just any words thats repeated in thousands of works
just to say that someone is a writer..i wish i was wrong..i think

Posted 6 Months Ago


 Relic

6 Months Ago

I agree. Thank you.
bluessadmood

6 Months Ago

you are so welcome my friend
This is beautiful, the words pull you in, I have to agree with the haunting feeling the other person wrote., I'm also very visual with poetry and love the photo you selected to go with it.

Posted 6 Months Ago


 Relic

6 Months Ago

Thank you very much, Deborah.
I have done just that, allowing my poetry to gather dust in the archives, losing touch with contacts, but every once in a while when I think I have been forgotten I go back and test the water. A nice piece of free verse here, with strong imagery coming through. The abandonment comes through. I can feel it. Nicely done. Thank you.

Posted 6 Months Ago


 Relic

6 Months Ago

I've seen them come and go. Some return, but only briefly. Life gets in the way I guess. Thanks Chri.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

6 Months Ago

Busy people, busy lives.
Hi AA, I am afraid I am one of those who write for a little while, and then disappear. This is because after a whole lifetime of writing I get so fed up with of it and make up my mind to give it all up. But then the addiction takes over me and I am pulled back. I guess this is who I am. I loved your poem my friend. A very well written piece, mate. All the best....Peter

Posted 7 Months Ago


 Relic

7 Months Ago

Thank you, peter.
This piece really hits home, the fact that writerscafe is taking a plunge into darkness, lets try and not let this happen, well done, good read.

Posted 7 Months Ago


 Relic

7 Months Ago

Thanks for your thoughts, Thomas.
Please don't ever abandon your account! Your metaphorical work is amazing.

Posted 7 Months Ago


 Relic

7 Months Ago

That's very kind of you to say, Shockandawe. I won't. Thank you. :)
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 7 Months Ago


 Relic

7 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 7 Months Ago


 Relic

7 Months Ago

Thanks for your thoughts, Ghost.

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