Running Without Me

Running Without Me

A Poem by Clyde du Coeur
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Free-verse poem written for the "10 Word Picture Inspiration Contest": Using the following picture for inspiration, write a poem with exactly 10 lines using all 10 words [highlighted in bold].

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gone are my limbs, my emotions, running without me.

i watch them slip away to another place

where a tree withers and rose bushes wilt.

why could i only wait til this forsaken morning

to let myself fall through the crack of life?

i was a work of art, now look at me;

why did i let picasso trap me into letting my features run without me?

i let him consume me into his imagination, but now i fade...

i watch my eyebrows take flight along with my nose

until not even scar tissue remains, and i am a blank canvas once again.

© 2014 Clyde du Coeur


Author's Note

Clyde du Coeur
Also entering this into the "So you think you can personify" contest and the object is obviously a blank canvas.

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Delightfully surreal and complex. There is a lot to think about in this one with most of the lines offering something to get into. It has a very mature feel to it also. It's like reading an optical illusion. You could mix the lines up in all kinds of ways and it would still work. I don't normally like poems for contests that much, but I get the feeling you enjoyed writing this one.

Posted 15 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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A very interesting piece that can have so many interpretations... reading it myself I take it as a person who allowed themself to change to please the one they loved and now don't know who they are after the breakup, right or wrong I wonderfully written piece.

Posted 15 Years Ago


Wow! This is simply awesome , I really really loved it a lot...
The feelings and emotions behind this writing are so much deep, raw and vivid...It is indeed a very true and honest work..and so creative indeed!
Best of luck for the contest :)

Posted 15 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"until not even scar tissue remains, and i am a blank canvas once again." and what a beautiful artistic one! You ARE a fantastic work of art!

Posted 15 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

extremely well done! mysterious and communicative all in one flow. tovli

Posted 15 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Great poem, I often wish that I were, " a blank canvas once again." Oh to start over again, I would do things a lot differently, I think. Anyway, great write!!

Posted 15 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delightfully surreal and complex. There is a lot to think about in this one with most of the lines offering something to get into. It has a very mature feel to it also. It's like reading an optical illusion. You could mix the lines up in all kinds of ways and it would still work. I don't normally like poems for contests that much, but I get the feeling you enjoyed writing this one.

Posted 15 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Oh my God, I love this! Yes! You rock!

Until I am a blank canvas once again...PERFECT. This is absolutely beautiful...
I am in awe and speechless, something you don't often find me...

i was a work of art, now look at me; -- Perfectly written.


Posted 15 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on September 24, 2008
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Clyde du Coeur
Clyde du Coeur

United Kingdom



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I love writing poetry, songs and stories. I like living life because events invite me to review them in a poetic way. I've always loved creative subjects like music, creative writing, photography, dra.. more..

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