My newest adventure is underway. It has lead me to take up residency in a new blog,
Like the Feathers of an Arrow (affectionately known as LFA).

...don't open...don't throw away... is not disappearing completely (not yet),
but postings here will be limited.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

5 ... don't open ... don't throw away ...

... don't open ... don't throw away ...

Don’t open this and get sucked in.
I’ve built a crazy world here in,
where I can let my fears fly free,
walk beside the pain binding me,
and rain my tear-filled thoughts down into an abyss.
Here is no place to go. I beg don’t open this.

I loose myself so easily
in words which pour like rain from me
Here I can once again feel whole
and breathe life back into my soul
instead of bottling it up upon a shelf.
I find a slice of peace here where I loose myself.

Please understand, while I wish you
could see inside and stroll on through,
this world, here, is my safety net--
a safe emotional outlet
one I believe is far too fragile to withstand
your judging eyes finding fault. Oh, please understand

don’t throw away all that I am
by tossing me aside like spam.
I fear that most of all you'll see,
there is so much lacking in me.
So if you should choose to enter my world anyway,
let my words seep into you; don’t throw (them) away.

inspiration has been unkind as of late...which may be one of the reason i tend to find myself walking through the dVerse~Poets Pub doors just before last call. tonight, for OpenLinkNight, i decided that if i were going to find inspiration i'd have to resort to exploring a form (new or old didn't really matter). so, i decided to give the wrapped refrain another go. twice before i have tried this form and interestingly enough each time used "don't" to start off the first stanza. of course, looking back at those two poems both beginning as such probably inspired me to use the title of my blog as the concept behind the poem. note: i do admit, that i did take some liberties in the last line by adding the word "them" to the end as appose to strictly following form, but i found it kind of tough to end with "don't throw away."


  1. i think your inspiration did well with this...nice beat in the is a risk opening one self up knowing the other might throw you away...hope they embrace you...

  2. You may have been lacking inspiration, but you'd never know it by the write. Thought it a great use of the form, and really enjoyed the reading. Glad you made it!

  3. Thank you for taking the risk. I'm glad I did. Enjoyed.

  4. Interesting form, it's new to me and I enjoyed it immensely... Wrapping refrain is something I will enjoy I think. Might I suggest "Don't throw it out, all that I am" as a solution to your last stanza? Great poem, especially considering you whipped it up with little inspiration at the last minute....!

  5. You express these emotions in a very deep way. A few months ago I lost a sweet cousin to cancer. She had spent perhaps 35 or 40 years severely agoraphobic. Reading this poem somehow made me think of her. Very vulnerable.