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St. Augustine's Arches
Silent words in an empty place.

Silent words in an empty place.

A Poem by Relic

The poem waited
for attention, or praise,
but its misunderstood metaphors 
muddled the page with deficient similes 
benign and befuddled. 

The theme was too vague - 
the ambition wasted; 
and time has sadly expired. 

Each word will lay
In a grammatical grave
never coming to fruition
in a poem-lovers eyes; 
dead in a hidden place
disturbingly quiet
like some poetic stillborn.

© 2019 Relic

Author's Note

Note to self: 4/20/18. Several new poems have been missteps. This one is for me.

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Relic, ...misunderstood metaphors, but I want to know. I write them and read them. I read and will re-read until my heart bleeds. If it is meant for me to know, I shall do my best. Sometimes, poetry is written to confuse lol! Then I get frustrated... Cuz I am a pretty smart cookie! LOL! Tell me people do not deliberately lead us to a place of irksomeness!! lol!!

Posted 3 Days Ago


2 Days Ago

Sometimes, I'm sorry to say they do and I get just as frustrated. ha Thanks, Ruby.
I wonder how many unwritten, unread poems wait out their existence in some "Limbo"--- that imagined
place the RCC taught for so many years!? I like the images you put forth . . . "lover by the phone" . . . "lay in some grammatical grave." I wonder if these poems haunt us in our dreams? Nice write.

Posted 3 Months Ago

This is fantastic, and yet I feel the sound of the machine which may never die.
Best wishes,

Posted 4 Months Ago


3 Months Ago

Thanks very much.
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I think you've touched on something most of us can relate to.
I do wish I could go back and bring some of my poems back to life but they're buried in trash cans all across Toronto.

Posted 4 Months Ago


4 Months Ago

haha. Thanks for the review, Ana. :)

4 Months Ago

:) You're welcome
this makes me think of all the starts I have engaged in, that become trash can material because the end never happens quite right, although the ending often takes place as I sleep, tho' when I wake up it is long gone

Posted 6 Months Ago


6 Months Ago

Isn't that always the way. Thanks, John.
'Poetically declined'
As your words were read I found myself thinking that writing is just our thoughts being shared. Sometimes honest portrayal is very challenging to find the right words for. Anyway with all the different styles of expression it is comforting to read a poem like yours. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 6 Months Ago


6 Months Ago

Thank you, Kathy.
Am in the same company.....something I want to say and something else I end up writing...some says my poems are just redundant and some has to say those are overflowing with deep meanings....whom to hear?! So just keeping my pen running. ...
It's a wonderful writing with ignored subject and I love it! Thanks for sharing, friend :)

Posted 12 Months Ago


12 Months Ago

Thanks for your thoughts, Tahsin. :)

12 Months Ago

Welcome! :)

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