Questions

Questions

A Poem by Ricky Campbell

Questions float and wander like planets through the night sky 

Thoughts drift like logs along the muggy river 
    
Searching for a place to land when it is well needed 

But when it is needed most, sometimes it never shows up 

Leaving you in a dark, clouded room of evil thoughts 

When it eventually shows up it does so as a floating lantern 

Drifting through the dangerous air guiding you on your path 

To where you eventually wish to be 

What seems like a straight path in the dark 

Has numerous twists and turns once brought to light 

Making you stop to think with your own mind 

Not someone elses where you read their thoughts daily 

Proving that not everything is as simple as it seems 

But meerly an illusion too sort out the good and the bad 

The wise and the stupid 

Only the select few will follow the path the entire way through 

Obstacles sometimes too tough, some lose their desire 

But those who keep it, keep trudging on 

Only to find what they have been hoping for this whole time 

Was already there, drifting in the back of their mind 

Be observant, perseverant, and patient and what you are searching for shall be revealed 

And after all of this, like a new man you will truly feel. 

© 2015 Ricky Campbell



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dan
Ricky, You use some very vivid and beautiful imagery in this piece. I felt as if you were a guide, leading me on a voyage in search of, what? The truth? The unknown? This is not a criticism; leaving the reader figure out what it means to THEM, that's a shrewd poetic challenge. I've always believed if 10 different people read one of my pieces and they come up with 10 different meanings...I've succeeded. To me, that's the beauty and wonder of poetry. Give the reader options. Very well written. (One hint: spelling and punctuation are important too. Pay a little closer attention to that aspect, and KEEP WRITING.) take care...dan

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The title "Questions" does not contain any questions which confused me a little and I think the grammar/ layout could use revising particularly your use of commas other than that great little piece keep writing :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


very true Ricky, that which we all come here to seek is all the time within us, its not to take a journey afar but to take a journey within, seek and you will find I believe is the way to go, the truth is in your heart, excellent poem and a fine message to us all :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Great work!!! This reminds me of someone thanx for sharing

Posted 2 Years Ago


I thought this was your best work yet! Very profound thoughts and optimistic and wise advise for the lost ones.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Questions questions and questions how eager is a teenage mind... I like the imagery and the use of it as metaphor to various things.. keep it up :)

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Ricky, You use some very vivid and beautiful imagery in this piece. I felt as if you were a guide, leading me on a voyage in search of, what? The truth? The unknown? This is not a criticism; leaving the reader figure out what it means to THEM, that's a shrewd poetic challenge. I've always believed if 10 different people read one of my pieces and they come up with 10 different meanings...I've succeeded. To me, that's the beauty and wonder of poetry. Give the reader options. Very well written. (One hint: spelling and punctuation are important too. Pay a little closer attention to that aspect, and KEEP WRITING.) take care...dan

Posted 2 Years Ago


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I like this. It's not as good as your other poems but I definitely think it's good. I like the word choice. I can picture in my head traveling down the Brandywine River to Bree. Or any river just floating along on a raft of logs...I just wanted to mention Lord of the Rings because that's what your poem made me think about lol. Honestly, it doesn't seem as good as the rest of the stuff I've read by you, but it's still good. I couldn't tell you why it doesn't seem as good...Just didn't have he same feel that the rest of your work has. Hopefully that makes sense. Thank you for sharing though :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Ricky Campbell

2 Years Ago

I also feel the same, this was my first attempt at a free verse writing. It is a little shaky!
and I wonder how many can endure,like the exodus

Posted 2 Years Ago


nice imagery and flow i agree . nice work

Posted 2 Years Ago


Excellent piece of work, I like the imagery and the flow.

Posted 2 Years Ago



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Ricky Campbell
Ricky Campbell

Portage, MI



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I am a 16 year old teen from a calm, quiet city. I have aspirations of publishing a book of poetry before I graduate high school, and would appreciate any feed back and tips! Also, if you would like m.. more..

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