Ten Thousand Holes

Ten Thousand Holes

A Poem by Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
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Do you sometimes wish you could throw back your shoulders and visit shadows where feelings are dull?

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Do you sometimes wish
you could throw back your shoulders
and visit shadows where feelings are dull?
Especially on those days
when you wonder if their grip could be loosened,
or if it would stay to meet voices,
weary of making soft turns
around bodies of favor.

Each of us claims to sense the withdrawal of what
we thought we knew as ripples
against valleys once held in our hours.
Yet, when the sound of the wind
wanders in to see,
we avoid eye contact with the truth.

Although, we journey through life ready to feel
the tides that change the shores
on which we move,
still we hold onto insincerity preached
right in front of us.
Is this because we lack the character
to look them in the eye?

Vibrations issue from your plans, precisely lighting
on your hopes and troubling
your breathing. Then, ten thousand holes
are left in your heart to mourn
what has been lost in shards of rumbling self-pity.

No, a composition cannot tiptoe around the sound
holding your heart as it breaks in two.
Yet, it can certainly open the door
so that you can hear what your spirit says.
I write these words
inside my heart in hopes you will copy them
in your own.
My wish for you is to mend
the same as me. 

© 2011 Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm


Author's Note

Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
Artist - Rafal Olbinski - http://www.tendreams.org/olbinski.htm

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Lovely work Neva. It does feel like a story or essay in its flow, but it has the heart of "Poem" all through it. I think it sad that we sometimes feel that poetry has to have a certain set of parameters in order to be considered "poetry." Your heart is so clearly marked on every line of verse here. Just lovely!

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Very nice piece. I like it a lot...

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lovely words to help heal a broken heart. Beautifully done Neva. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is beautiful. Wonderful imagery dipped lines full of depth and love. Excellent work as always. xx

Posted 8 Years Ago


The truth is often the hardest thing to see, but when it is seen, healing can begin.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I felt this one.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Oh Neva, sweetheart...your words have always helped me to mend and see some peaceful tones to my day :) You write with such beautiful emotion...you are and always will be one of my favourite writers on here :)
xx

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Such depth, wisdom, thought provoking piece.
Im rolling in a little self pitty right now. So Im gonna write these words inside my heart in hopes it will mend soooooooooon.
Thanks for sharing this with me, enjoyed the read and oh my loved that picture.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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I couldn't word my review any better than Audrey did. Writing and art shouldn't have a set of rules and standards to restrict your work, but to guide those who need it. It's why I had hard times doing poetry in school because I enjoy free verse the most rather than the specific types of poems with set amounts of lines and syllables. But anywho ! This is as glorious as ever. You have a big fan on your hands : )

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lovely work Neva. It does feel like a story or essay in its flow, but it has the heart of "Poem" all through it. I think it sad that we sometimes feel that poetry has to have a certain set of parameters in order to be considered "poetry." Your heart is so clearly marked on every line of verse here. Just lovely!

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2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

hmmmm, as astute as ever. and something a little different. i see someone doesn't understand how this is poetry. how sad for them!
it is very clearly GOOD poetry. well written, neva. you always cover ur work in imagery, atmosphere and meaning. excellent, my dear friend.

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