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Weekly Poetry Stuffage > Week 486 (July 21-August 3) Poems Topic: Cruise

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message 1: by C. J., Cool yet firm like ice (new)

C. J. Scurria (goodreadscomcj_scurria) | 4263 comments You have until the 3rd of August to post a poem and from the 4th to around the 10th of August, we’ll vote for which one we thought was best!

Please post directly into the topic and not a link. Please don’t use a poem previously used in this group. Only one submission per person is allowed.

Your poem can be of any length!

This week’s topic is: Cruise

The rules are pretty loose. You could write a poem about anything that has to do with the subject/photo but it must relate to the topic somehow


message 2: by Fidel (new)

Fidel  Love (fidelmlove) | 48 comments "Driver" by Fidel M. Love

What's this journey meant fo'?
It seemed so simple
Even though my tint's low
I roll down my window
I love when the wind blows
The road ahead
Overflows with dread
Should I hold the wheel
Or let go instead?
Driver, do you hear what he's asking ya?
But there's no passengers
It's all in your head
I'm going mental
Turning the radio dial
might slow the tempo
Everyday it's the the same song
And I'm sick of this instrumental
Should I raise the volume
Or turn it down some?
I need to drown out the voices
Causing me to veer off path
And that makes no sense
Behind the wheel is where I find the will
This lonely road is my escape route
And the only place I feel safe to
Cruise


message 3: by C. J., Cool yet firm like ice (new)

C. J. Scurria (goodreadscomcj_scurria) | 4263 comments Hi Fidel! How are you?


message 4: by Rose (new)

Rose (goalchaser767) | 8 comments Fidel wrote: ""Driver" by Fidel M. Love

What's this journey meant fo'?
It seemed so simple
Even though my tint's low
I roll down my window
I love when the wind blows
The road ahead
Overflows with dread
Should..."


Well written.


message 5: by Fidel (new)

Fidel  Love (fidelmlove) | 48 comments I'm good, C. J. How are you doing?


message 6: by Billie Jo (last edited Jul 31, 2020 06:35AM) (new)

Billie Jo (jojolov333) | 239 comments Fidel, I LOVE THIS the part where you said "it's all in your head/ I'm going mental" I don't know why but I loved the way it sounded. Very well written! And captivating. Great job :)

*Do good*

I try and try
To find the will to be alive..
I try my best and usually
I can fake it through this mess.
That is my life.
Or was.
Because
Recently, I've found a new direction.
A purpose, you see, I'm not done!
I'm actually excited to be here!
I'm done fighting; I'm soaring like an eagle.
I'm glad.

Glad to be alive.
I met a guy who spoke wise words.
He helped me survive,
Until I felt like I've been heard.
He said to me, "Go. Do good. You're not done yet."
So I asked him if he meant, "Be good."
And he said "No do good.
To the people you haven't met;
To the ones you thought you'd regret;
To the thoughts so far in the past;
To the memories fleeting fast.
Do good.
In a world with hate and harm.
Do good.
Don't let the world muffle your charm."

And so I'm here.
I'm not trying.
I'm definently not dying!
I've never felt more alive.
I'm cruising on this high!
The everlasting drive
To
"Do good."

After all, why would you want to do anything else?


message 7: by Garrison (new)

Garrison Kelly (cybador) | 9399 comments POET: Garrison Kelly
TITLE: Romantic Dinner For One
GENRE: Traditional Poetry
RATING: G



I look around in this cruise ship restaurant
See things I can’t have, but desperately want
Missed opportunities gone with the wind
Sloth has always been my favorite sin

A newlywed couple celebrating their love
Wife dressed like an angel from the heavens above
Husband feeding her strawberries and cream
Won her over by treating her like a queen

A college graduate partying with his friends
Looking at life through a rainbow-colored lens
He’ll make money most will never ever see
More competitive fuel for his Face Book screen

A child dreaming big as she eats chicken nuggets
Untainted by reality, she appreciates and loves it
Drawing pictures of dinosaurs and dragons
I’m over here trying to fight off the maggots

A sportsball team celebrating their victory
Their names immortalized in gritty history
Eat like heavyweights, move like flyweights
Calories to burn from steaks and white cakes

A pale young man has just beaten his addiction
He could inspire others in a book of nonfiction
Was it heroin, beer, social media, or food?
I could use some ice cream to go with my mood

Whoever said the internet breeds bitter jealousy
Never had to dance to their own tragic melodies
In a room full of strangers who live like kings
Romantic dinner for one, the song that I sing

Don’t need sympathy, just some understanding
I reached for the stars, but had a crash landing
They say there’s no time limit for life to begin
I’m still waiting for the day I can finally win


message 8: by Garrison (new)

Garrison Kelly (cybador) | 9399 comments We've got some damn good entries this week! Fidel, I can definitely relate to looking for a reprieve from the head voices. I don't have a driver's license, though, so I'll have to find other ways to shut them up. Billie Jo, you're absolutely right when you say we should do good in the world. Too much chaos as it is. Great job, you two!


message 9: by Billie Jo (new)

Billie Jo (jojolov333) | 239 comments Garrison wrote: "We've got some damn good entries this week! Fidel, I can definitely relate to looking for a reprieve from the head voices. I don't have a driver's license, though, so I'll have to find other ways t..."

Thank you!!
I love yours too! The last two stanzas really get me! The rhyming is brilliant and the line in the beginning about slot being the favorite sin was very well written too. Great job, as always :)


message 10: by Garrison (new)

Garrison Kelly (cybador) | 9399 comments Aww! Thank you, Billie Jo, for the kind words! I'm glad my poem resonated with you. :)


message 11: by C. J., Cool yet firm like ice (new)

C. J. Scurria (goodreadscomcj_scurria) | 4263 comments Fidel wrote: "I'm good, C. J. How are you doing?"

Sorry for late comment, didn't notice you replied haha. I've been okay. Working a lot which is good.


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