Mama Wolf Howling For The Kids

Mama Wolf Howling For The Kids

Sunday, May 15, 2011

ONCE UPON A TIME...MY POETRY

Once upon a time, I promised to dig out the poem that I wrote back in my days of assembly-line poetry that actually got published.

This is not a poem I wrote for my then editor and agent. They wanted nothing but slam, bam, thank you ma'm kind of poetry...in other words almost X-rated poems that spoke of nothing more substantial that conveyor belt junk.
(Irritating Nudge at your service.)

My inner voice, I affectionally call "Irritating Nudge" HATES writing poetry, but gave me this one like we were both meant to bring it forth...

So here it is: But first an appropriate visual image from someone far more creative than me, to get us all in the mood for my least favorite personal genrĂ©...my OWN poetry...

(Broken Heart-By Mary Coffey)


BROKEN
By Lin Holmes


Broken dreams are haunting me,
Shattered remnants of what used to be,
Wondrous moments of our ecstasy,
Have eroded the soul of our unity.

Promises you made, fell by the side,
You gave me no choice, but to think you'd lied,
All the tears that my eyes have cried,
Know this is the truth, that can't be denied.

I ache to be, the way we used to be,
Back when you promised me eternity,
When our hearts beat, in tender harmony,
Back before you'd broken me.


The Artwork BROKEN HEART is by Mary Coffey.
I want to thank her for allowing me to use her artistry here with my poem.
She can be found on Face Book at:

And here's some more of her amazing work:

(Everything)
(Angel Heart)


(On Top of the Wolrd)


(Colours)

(The World At Your Feet)

THANK YOU MARY. YOU HAVE A DEVOTED FAN IN ME.
Most Appreciatively Yours,
Lin.
Keep them coming!

And for those that want to hear music
Broken by
Seether and Amy Lee
From
Evanescence

3 comments:

lionmother said...

Lin,
This is a very heartfelt poem full of anger and I love the last line. All of the end rhymes in each stanza rhyme and they are not forced. This is a good poem. Stop putting yourself down. I write a lot of free verse, but I admire anyone who can write in rhyme.:)

lionmother said...

By the way, Mary Coffey's art is amazing. It looks like she did it in colored pencil. Beautiful and thank you for introducing her to us.

Roseanne Dowell said...

Lin, I agree with Barbara, this is a beautiful poem full of emotion. The artwork is beautiful also.