Rubberband rhymes

A feeling
of a feeling —
a sense
sensed —
a taste
touched.

Poets with
their contortionist
tongues —
twisting words
to fit any
verse —
snapping
rubberband
rhymes —
on the corners
of our mind.

In the
unwritten
words
& unheard
silence —
I will be my
unbecoming.

Thoughts
weigh heavy
on my brain —
feelings resist
change —
I am a slave
to pleasure
& pain —
a sense of
what remains.

A poet’s wish —
to be inspired
by everything
& nothing —
just sit & stare
& go nowhere
but here in
this moment.

Uncover
the vastness
of your mind —
look deep inside —
and tap into your
potential.

Listening to
my muse —
lost in the
thought
of thoughts —
I feel my
heart beating
twice.

The pupil
of my mind’s
eye —
a coffee
bean
black as
night —
growing
in size.

On the front porch —
our cat’s proud
Cheshire grin —
hovering over
a mouse in a pool
of blood —
the hunter
victorious.

Words tumble
from my brain —
falling, it seems,
for infinity.

In the middle
of a dream —
where have
I been?
a maze with
no escape —
sealing my
fate.

Writing poetry
is an automatic
response —
a knee jerk
reflex or
chest bump
from the
heart —
a feeling
of everything
at once.

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About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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25 Responses to Rubberband rhymes

  1. acuriousgal says:

    So wonderfully passionate

  2. In the Stillness of Willow Hill says:

    Your poem is such a clear illustration of the poet’s heart. We write because we must.

    • Exactly, my friend! Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comment. I truly appreciate it πŸ™‚ I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  3. Rob McShane says:

    So, so good Tyler! In so many ways! Can I reblog to my blog please? Captures so much I can relate to! Brilliant!

    • Thank you so much, Rob! I’m glad you enjoyed it, my friend! Sure, go right ahead. I appreciate the re-blog πŸ™‚ Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

      • Rob McShane says:

        Thanks Tyler – duly reblogged! Great weekend thanks – hope you too?
        Have a magical week bud! See you in cyberspace!! πŸ™‚
        Rob

      • Thank you, Rob! Yes, it’s been a great weekend thus far. Went for a trail run & took the wrong turn on the trail (a 10K turned into a half marathon!) and had a fun time bowling at a friend’s b-day party last night. Work is keeping me very busy. I do 4-10’s but lately it’s been 5-10’s. How’s life treating you?
        Cheers,
        Tyler πŸ™‚

      • Rob McShane says:

        Sounds like a fully fitness weekend Tyler! Glad you had fun! Life always busy this side. Electricity outage this morning put paid to my writing and music plans! Have some poems for editing and for putting to music plus writing on my second book. Ah well… Can do some of it now! :)… Also need to finalise the logistics for a poetry/creative evening group that is in the making and putting together my 2nd volume poetry collection for printing. All fun! πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great week! Cheers. Rob

  4. ❀ "Poets with
    their contortionist
    tongues –
    twisting words"

  5. Rob McShane says:

    Reblogged this on The Wayward Warrior and commented:
    Can so relate to this! Stunning! Thanks Tyler! πŸ™‚

    • You are most welcome, Rob, and thank you for the re-blog! Much obliged, my friend πŸ™‚ Hope you are doing well. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend and all the best in the week ahead!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  6. Thanks for this poem. I believe it truly epitomizes the poet’s mental, emotional, and spiritual struggles to perceive, to understand, to make sense, and to express–not just in a narrative, but in a way that contains the essence. I especially liked the poetic thought in these words: “A poet’s wish – to be inspired by everything & nothing – just sit & stare & go nowhere but here in this moment.” Exactly.

    • You are most welcome, Roger, it’s my pleasure! And thank you for your kind and thoughtful words, my friend! As a poet, I find myself trying to balance mindfulness and mindlessness, working with a stacked deck and a blank slate πŸ˜‰ Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
      Cheer,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  7. Ladybuggz says:

    that was great! just loved it! you have quite a talent!!

  8. kathydoremus says:

    Loved it! Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you kindly, Bev! Glad you enjoyed my poem πŸ™‚ I hope you are doing well. I always enjoy your artistic posts πŸ™‚ Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  9. robert87004 says:

    Although I mostly stopped writing poetry some time back, I still think poetry all the time. Well said!

  10. Apurva says:

    i absolutely love this! 😍

    • Thank you kindly, Apurva! So glad you enjoyed my poem πŸ™‚ I hope you are doing well, my friend. Keep up the great work on your blog and have a wonderful day!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

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