A Poem by Dr. YumnaKay


​Half-finished paintings,
​New moon nights.

Dew drop mornings,
ugly shapes and shrill voices.

Piles and piles of litter,
sentences too foreign 
to make any sense;

my words don't sound sane 
anymore ...

© 2019 Dr. YumnaKay

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i have gone through these periods more often than not....wanting to burn everything i have written...
feeling it is all a sham...just junk...
litter....and as you so aptly put it, Yumna, "ugly shapes and shrill voices"
you haven't been around for a bit, and it is really good to read you again.

Posted 4 Months Ago

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4 Months Ago

I just feel aimless in terms of writing lately and am not sure if what I write really holds that pow.. read more


Simple and elegant, thoughts of colour and smell, well done, good read.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Some days are like that. My feelings don't feel any more sane than the words sound. The idea is there, but the bones to it have scattered across the ground. They wait to be picked up and organized back into their proper skeleton, to be clothed again with muscle tissue, meat and fat, to be beautifully adorned as in yesterday's words. Alas, we sit by the dust of our thoughts, thirsty for inspiration that refuses to visit.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

I remember reading your first poems on this site ages ago. You've come a long way, Yumna. Love this piece. xo

Posted 1 Month Ago

What I love about this poem is how it sounds disjointed, which is the ultimate of show instead of tell. I love when a poet scrambles the good stuff in with the more confusing stuff of life, which is the scramble of how life can really feel at time. Your expression feels very authentic and it makes me want to be more authentic as a writer, too! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago

I feel the same. I don't understand what's actually wrong. I could really connect. Nice one, Dr. Kay.

Posted 2 Months Ago

It's actually pretty good considering most of the crap on this site.

Posted 2 Months Ago

I can relate. I have too many writing projects that seemed good for a while....then nothing happened with them. I hate that, but I've got to work too. 😟

Posted 3 Months Ago

boy can i relate Doc! well said ... can be so frustrating when we have such a desire to express .. creatively and succinctly you do, do so well! I go through my litter from time to time and just shake me nog at how I ever thought it was so "brilliant" when i jotted it down ... so like all good litter .. into the trash it goes ... but once in a while something will speak to me and can be used ... love on ya Doc! sure glad you are around the Cafe' :)

Posted 3 Months Ago

Time always winds us down to something less than it was before. Age will always betray us and our taste and zest for life will follow suit. It starts at an early age if you let it, but we can delay the inevitable for a time if we're clever enough. I think the key is to always be searching... for something, no matter that is, always be searching. You don't need the answers to keep asking questions... there doesn't have to be a point.

Posted 3 Months Ago

Save those scraps of paper; your muse is only in absence and you will need those seemingly fruitless scribblings on her return. I have file on file of notes, some over two decades old; they will probably never see the light of day, but, you never can tell...


Posted 4 Months Ago

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Added on November 22, 2019
Last Updated on November 28, 2019


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