Raw and Cold

Raw and Cold

A Poem by Thomas W Case
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjeCroHYQxU Link to my you tube channel where I read my poetry.

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That bubble of a moon is 
playing peek-a-boo behind
the wispy night sky.
Confirming to me
everyone's lunacy.
Words stick to the
roof of my mouth
like peanut butter.
It could have been 
a better world,
I should have been a
better man.

January snowflakes
are like guilt falling from
the sky.
little frozen starfish...
cold and raw on 
the soul, and tongue.

© 2024 Thomas W Case


Author's Note

Thomas W Case
Check out my book, Seedy Town Blues Collected Poems, available on Amazon. Here is a link.
https://www.amazon.com/Seedy-Town-Blues-Thomas-Case/product-reviews/B0CJLR274H/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_show_all_btm?ie=UTF8&reviewerType=all_reviews

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A poem which harbours a lot of guilt, but if we try to do the best we can and be the best version of ourselves possible, then there is no more we can do, and feeling guilty about it is a very unnecessary burden, Thomas. Excellent use of various figures of speech and depiction throughout the poem which is finely penned and expressed. Thank you for sharing, Thomas...

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Week Ago

Thanks, Marie. I appreciate it.



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I doubt that there is anyone who thinks of their past and doesn't wish they'd done something different. If we learn from our mistakes and tweak our behaviors, it's a good thing.

Posted 3 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

2 Days Ago

Thank you. I appreciate the comment.
I like the description of the moon and the snowflake starfish descriptions.

Sadly I think we all have thing we wish would have been different but the most important thing is how we move forward with our lives and the lessons we have encountered along the way.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Week Ago

So very true. Thanks for stopping by.
Poetic Beauty

1 Week Ago

You are welcome
I liked this...the similes were hard and strange, but it worked.

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Thomas W Case

1 Week Ago

Thanks, I appreciate it.
Could have beens should be limited to one viewing, especially if they're attended by a resolution to do better. Ditto guilt.

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Thomas W Case

1 Week Ago

I agree. Thanks, John. I appreciate it.
"IF" ...... How many times do we think that as we get older?

life is a learning curve with many options along the way , we choose the path and walk as steadfast and well as we can even when the terrain gets tough and then that word "IF" we had taken a different path things might have been better ..... but of course things could have been a whole lot worse too ...
I feel guilt about a lot of things , i think we all do but we haveto reconcile ourselves to trying to make amends if we can else time stands still in yesterday..

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Thomas W Case

1 Week Ago

So true Stella. Thanks for commenting.
A poem which harbours a lot of guilt, but if we try to do the best we can and be the best version of ourselves possible, then there is no more we can do, and feeling guilty about it is a very unnecessary burden, Thomas. Excellent use of various figures of speech and depiction throughout the poem which is finely penned and expressed. Thank you for sharing, Thomas...

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Week Ago

Thanks, Marie. I appreciate it.
Thomas,
Yeah man, makes it hard to fall asleep, doesn't it? That's why I sleep with an audio book.
Vol

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Week Ago

I do too. Thank you for reading and commenting.
You use metaphors and reality with fine abandon, sir.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Week Ago

Thank you. Much appreciated.


Been there, done that, worn the tee shirt out and am yet to write about most of it but recognise talent when I fall upon it .. Neville

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Thomas W Case

1 Week Ago

Thank you, my friend.
I like the peanut butter part...I eat Jif Natural right out of the jar.
I also lately find the words stick in my mind and won't translate to the page.
And I often wish I were a better person than I am.
j.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Week Ago

Thanks for reading and commenting.

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Thomas W Case
Thomas W Case

Clear Lake, IA



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Thomas W. Case was born in Oxnard. He has published 3 volumes of poetry. The Bullfrog Dreams of Flying, Artichokes, Avocados, and Van Gogh, and Seedy Town Blues. He has won several poetry contests. Hi.. more..

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