Renovation  

deliciousngood 64F
1125 posts
3/11/2006 5:04 pm

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Renovation

There was a period in my life where poems flowed out of me like a dam had been opened. I won't say they are good poems. Goodness knows, they are techniquely poor. But at that time, they sustained me and kept me whole and sane. That is all I know!

here is one of my favorites: circa July 2001

SECRET PASSAGE

I hate walls
rooms with no doors
no windows.
I want to renovate...
move walls
open spaces
let in the light.

You've built many a wall.
Strong with bricks
forged in the past.
Layered with the plaster
of passing time.

I don't suppose
I can tear down
any of your walls
Remodel what you have built.

But, may I tap on the door,
peer in the window?
Or is there
inside your wall,
a secret passageway
to your heart?



ilsgicemru 71M
2822 posts
3/12/2006 7:30 am

Delicious !!
.

We all have built walls
layered with years of
plaster and paper ..

Some of us
want to have
a wall or two moved ..
A skylight added
to bring in the light ..

And once the light
is inside
where it never
should have left .
There are
secret passages
to be discovered ..

And who knows
where they lead .
where they end up ..

.
.
Thankyou for giving us this poem ..
The more I know you .. the more I enjoy you !!

.................... ils


rm_sinker92 65M

3/13/2006 10:22 am

the barricade exists to protect
preserving a semblance of sanity
past pain it does reject
the future unknown to which we reach rarely

to open the wall, free the will
risks all, yet safe guarantees not a life
crack the wall with time
light will wash over the new portal
and reveal the unspoken truth


moomshine4hotm 60M
9 posts
3/14/2006 9:15 pm

I did not understand all the message because I am Brazilian and the messages are showing what we have in our world. I am looking at the messages and seeing the photos. I travel inside in the will of each moment of a beautiful feminine body. Fernando


deliciousngood 64F
1665 posts
3/17/2006 12:28 pm

I thank all the poets who responded to my poem!

And to "Moomshine"PLEASE TRANSLATE!!


KarezzaMagick 64M
165 posts
3/17/2006 7:00 pm

is there
inside your wall,
a secret passageway
to your heart?


Yes.


The wall, which
Is really a mountain
Contains one mostly narrow
But exceedingly looooong passageway.

Have you the Will
To seek it out
And traverse it?

Journey through the cold hinterland
Pick your way through the detritus
At the mountain's foot.

Until you discover
The narrow entrance
To the chaotic and winding
Pitch dark Labyrinth of corridors
That guards the frontier
Of the secret passage
To my heart.

Wander for aimless hours
Or use a "Labyrinth Trick™"
Your choice!

Eventually you will find your way
To the mountain's upper mid-center
Where the real trek will begin
You walk until your shoes fall into pieces.

Suddenly, you stumble,
Summersalting once, twice, three times
Then you rise to your feet, bemused.

You are standing in a round chamber
With a round central, pulsing crystal form
Connecting floor to ceiling
Separated from the chamber's outer wall
By a fathom-wide corridor

The crystal pulses with golden light
As you gaze in bewilderment
At the chamber's outer wall
Which circles the golden lightform
And is ringed with aorta-like doors
Each of which is pitch dark.

Through one of these
You have recently stumbled
But which?

Not one to seek the darkness
When there is Golden light at hand
You turn and face the pulsing crystal
At the chamber's center.

Walking round the glowing, pusling form
Your naked toes feel a fine joint
In the chamber's smooth stone floor.

Stooping, you discover fingerholds
By which you raise a metal trap
Exposing a narrow hole
That begins a circular stairway

Treads circling down and around
Skirting the pulsing crystal
Which you now observe is
A shining, glowing shaft
Descending into the depths
It's golden wall always illuminating
The narrow spiraling stairwell
That will lead you to my heart.

Do you descend into the Light?
Or will you linger where you sand
Until hunger consumes you?
Or shall you attempt
To retrace your way
Through the inky dark?

There are always three choices
Aren't there?


DreamHawk09 46M

3/26/2006 3:48 am

There is a secret passageway to everyone's heart. Besides...these "walls" are just illusions created by thoughts. Once you let go of the thoughts you realize there are no walls. We are all connected...all one. This isn't theory. This is just the way IT is...


deliciousngood 64F
1665 posts
3/26/2006 6:51 am

Going toward the light, creating my own reality....seeking IT...yes...but on the other hand..IT needs no seeking.


mysteriesofme 44F

3/26/2006 10:53 am

I like it..


MoonRise9 58M

4/1/2006 4:41 am

Thank you - poetry from the heart trumps technique any day, and you certainly have heart. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.


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