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Boredom

Boredom

A Poem by emipoemi

It slows the time,

It weighs us down;

It forms a void

In which we drown.

 

It blocks the mind,

Disrupts its flow,

And traps inside

All that we know.

 

Thus we begin

Forgetting all

Regardless of

How great or small.

For by and by

A bitter blight

Without respite

Grows on the sly

Along our mind’s neat shelves.

And soon we start

To fall apart,

And lose our wills,

Our glows, our skills,

Our reveries,

Our memories,

Our eloquence,

Intelligence,

And last we lose ourselves.


-EDP

© 2017 emipoemi


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Thank God for WritersCafe, or this would be me! While we're thanking God, let me also thank him for giving me a creative mind. I would be drowning in boredom if I didn't have my writing!

You were right, it definitely relates to our conversation. LOL
It's great!

Posted 3 Years Ago


emipoemi

3 Years Ago

So glad you enjoyed it! This is what I can get up to when I'm bored - lol! And I, too, thank God for.. read more
i watched my dad become trapped in his own world, watched him trapped in his own memories and then even lose those...and then finally himself---he was almost 98 when he passed...and just the shell of what he once was....but i still saw that strength deep within...the strength that had taken care of a family for so so many years...I know that time will be coming for me...and not that long till it advances.
j.

Posted 3 Years Ago


emipoemi

3 Years Ago

indeed. Thanks for reading.
According to Wikipedia - There is no universally accepted definition of boredom. But whatever it is, researchers argue, it is not simply another name for depression or apathy. It seems to be a specific mental state that people find unpleasant—a lack of stimulation that leaves them craving relief, with a host of behavioural, medical and social consequences. - But I like your interpretation better… :-)

Posted 3 Years Ago


emipoemi

3 Years Ago

Thanks! It comes from experience. Glad you enjoyed it.
I can agree with every line being I've been there and not by choice. Emergency room visits that last hours are just one aspect of life that is unavoidable.

Posted 3 Years Ago


emipoemi

3 Years Ago

no kidding - lol. Thanks for reading. Glad you enjoyed it.
I haven't suffered from boredom for sometime. Maybe because once you reach a certain age, time starts becoming very precious, especially when you see it slipping away. I can certainly relate to your lines when I was younger though. Enjoyed the way you approached this.

Chris

Posted 3 Years Ago


emipoemi

3 Years Ago

Glad you did. Thanks for reading.
Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

You are welcome
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UN
Boredom is a killer! We need these reveries!

Posted 3 Years Ago


emipoemi

3 Years Ago

Indeed we do....
Thanks for reading! Glad you enjoyed it.
Along our mind’s neat shelves.
And soon we start
To fall apart,
And lose our wills,
Our glows, our skills,

I so love this part, so truthful...
love this write. awesome

Posted 3 Years Ago


emipoemi

3 Years Ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.
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Leo
And last we lose "ourselves"..I felt it didn't rhyme well with skills..
perhaps and last we lose our wits ..just an example

Posted 3 Years Ago


emipoemi

3 Years Ago

Ah, my friend....."ourselves" is rhyming with "shelves"...there's a long crescendo of couplets that .. read more
Leo

3 Years Ago

my impression was just being constructive :)
emipoemi

3 Years Ago

and your constructivism was well accepted, I was simply pointing out the factor you missed which dro.. read more
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Leo
Reads beautifully..introspective and eloquent..the last stanza tho the melodic effect of it slowed down a bit..nevertheless loved it..
feel free to review my poems: u might like Vagabond or Unchained..

Posted 3 Years Ago


emipoemi

3 Years Ago

In what way did it slow down? I'm glad you enjoyed it, though, thanks for reading. I'll def check ou.. read more
I enjoyed this emi. Really great flow, you do the whole rhyming poem thing very well. I like that.
I can recognize having felt similar feelings to those you describe here.

Posted 3 Years Ago


emipoemi

3 Years Ago

lol. Don't we all! Thanks for reading! Glad you enjoyed it!

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Added on October 19, 2017
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