TIED UP IN KNOTS

TIED UP IN KNOTS

A Poem by angeleapaugh

TIED UP IN KNOTS

I'M TIED UP IN KNOTS
AS I SET HERE ALONE
WHILE THOSE ALL AROUND ME
CAST FORTH THEIR STONE
TALKING AND BETTING
ON WHEN I'LL RETURN
TO THIS PLACE WHERE I SWEAR
MY LESSONS BEEN LEARNED
I'VE TORE MYSELF APART
HERE SETTING SO STILL
I'VE GATHERED UP COURAGE
AND STORED UP MY WILL
I'VE CAPTURED MY TEARS
IN THE PALM OF MY HAND
WHEN I GET MY CHANCE
A NEW MAN WILL STAND
I'LL NOT WALK AS FEARFUL
AS I ONCE DID BEFORE
I'VE NO DESIRE WHATSOEVER
TO EVEN THIS SCORE
BRIGHTER DAYS ARE A COMING
THEY ARE CALLING MY NAME
I MAY HAVE ENTERED HERE BROKEN
BUT I'M NOT LEAVING THE SAME.

ANGELEA PAUGH
1.18.17

© 2017 angeleapaugh



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we do suffer alone it seems sometimes ..i read your poem as an anthem of courage and resilience ...tho about lost love it can certainly be interpreted on many levels .. very relatable, smooth read.
E.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

angeleapaugh

10 Months Ago

Thank You!
Dear Angelea. I love your work. Honest and realistic.
"I MAY HAVE ENTERED HERE BROKEN
BUT I'M NOT LEAVING THE SAME."
The above lines. Are true. Time and life changes our face and our dreams. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote


Posted 1 Year Ago


I like this very much. I am so glad that by the end, your knots aren't just untied, but you show a rebirth of hope and promise. Perhaps, hopefully, a new love.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

angeleapaugh

1 Year Ago

Written for a friend ..but i'd say the promise of a new life!
not bad at all really except you have SET for SIT and SETTING for SITTING unless you meant it that way in which case forgive my intrusion

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

angeleapaugh

1 Year Ago

Thank you i write wrong sometimes! Or wrong write........! :) I appreciate it.
Beautiful in the way it juxtaposes and contrasts two very different emotions. The last two lines promise a hopeful future. I like that.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Amazing poem at the beginning you expressed your misery and by the end of the poem you gained courage. It's a heart touching and inspiring poem...I liked it.

Posted 1 Year Ago



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Added on January 18, 2017
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angeleapaugh
angeleapaugh

Smalltown, W.V., United States Minor Outlying Islands



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I love poetry. I write from the heart. I am a novice in a world of professionals. "Carry on my friend and i will do the same!" more..

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