Monday, August 7, 2017

the inner self not insisting to be seen

                                                                                       Artist: Pedro Lira  (1845–1912)
Image: Frustrations and Boredom (here)

the 12 given words:
burst chains color surface simmered 
throat matter won label mixed nut punch

the inner self not insisting
to be seen or heard but may
burst into view unwittingly
to give itself away in chains
of color which on the surface
appeared innocent enough

Rage simmered lurking within 
smirking waiting to unleash
its ugly head on the vulnerable
to seize it by the throat in a
matter of seconds

By itself having won a label 
of a mixed nut throwing a wild
punch on all fronts all because
of the frustrations emanating
from a writer's block

Brenda's Sunday Whirl's
Wordle #311
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #365


  1. I'm glad I've never had writer's block that bad!

  2. such turmoil is heartfelt

    Creative hours to you Hank

    much love...

  3. Monday WRites #117 is live, i invite you to link in

    much love...

  4. Better watch where such punches land, then again could spur some new ideas for that writer's block.

  5. This is my favorite part:

    "having won a label
    of a mixed nut throwing a wild
    punch on all fronts"

    And I read it first as "fonts," which fits your "writer's block" topic as well. :)

  6. Yeah...writer's block is just that...ugh...

  7. Gosh, that's extreme writer's block! Watch out you don't hurt your writing hand.

  8. Sounds like the block has been powerfully dislodged!

  9. A very creative use of the theme, and a delightful read to the end. Greetings.

  10. And so it grows. "For want of a nail the shoe was lost" Well com;posed, Hank

  11. Thanks for linking to Monday WRites this week Hank

    much love...