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 10 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

 Relic

10 Months Ago

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

10 Months Ago

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

10 Months Ago

lol no need. Thanks. :)



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The internet's a vast ocean so easy to travel with many a shore just a push of the button away. While we stay in one café and get cosy on the island it can seem as though a writers words become "bankrupt", but... I like this poem, Relic (appropriate pen name): it speaks more about the anchored (or the wrecked) than those who have raised their sails and caught the wind. What is it like to have a boat and keep it locked in the garage with the dirt floor? In world of transition, change, and mutability is it the stagnant who are lost? What is a highway if everyone stands still? These are the kinds of questions inspired by your poem. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Oh, my goodness so true from time to time.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Back to this write.. it's verb line and wanted posters simile are wonderful.

Posted 5 Months Ago


 Relic

5 Months Ago

Thanks, Bacchus.
There are a writers I miss and those I don't. Those I miss, I counted as friends and valued their friendship, as I did their writing. I am become sad when I go to a favourite writer and see 'this profile has been closed,' no explanation; nothing, just gone as if they never were.

Your poem very much brings the loss home.

Beccy.

Posted 6 Months Ago


 Relic

6 Months Ago

Thank you for reading.
I cannot say I enjoyed this because it is not that kind of poem. What I can say is that I got a lot from it. Feelings, memories, losses, friends now gone. People I knew and respected, no longer here. The atmosphere in this lost cafe is absolute and palpable.

Posted 6 Months Ago


 Relic

6 Months Ago

I couldn't agree more, Ken. Thanks for your thoughts.
This could be such a great forum, and truthfully it is...for archiving our work. You’ve captured the abandonment here so excellently. I felt like I’d come to one of those old fill-up stations in the desert southwest that once had its heyday, so to speak.

Posted 6 Months Ago


 Relic

6 Months Ago

That's a good analogy. Thanks for the read.
Haa!!
This is a thing I get annoyed of here....someone's writing I tried to review but found closed account....bitter truth, I lost one of my friend who went from here without knowing me of that!!
Wonder read!😊

Posted 6 Months Ago


 Relic

6 Months Ago

That happens all the time here, Tahsin. Thanks for the read.
Tahsin.Z🍁

6 Months Ago

Wc😊.....!!
' Old Poets never die they just fade away.' General Macarthur quote,only he said Old Generals.

Posted 6 Months Ago


 Relic

6 Months Ago

Well said, and appropriate. Thank you.
Terry L & Linda L Shuff

6 Months Ago

Thank you,Relic.
Your words so artfully describe the absence of well loved writers who seem to disappear and how surprisingly empty it feels when they are not heard from for months on end. Very beautifully written and the image that you have with it is perfect.

Posted 6 Months Ago


 Relic

6 Months Ago

Thank you, Dara. I often feel that emptiness you mention.
We still in dis b***h mernurg

Posted 6 Months Ago



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Any poems I write that get no response get deleted. I can only assume they're no good and there's no use keeping them. more..

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