Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

Express what?

EXPRESS YOURSELF
says the daily prompt
That’s totally impossible!
Cried the girl and stomped

Tell us about it
They repeat again
What am i to say?
her protests go in vain

tell us about a time
you had no words to say
Well that happens a lot!
with my senses do they play

Tell us, tell us, do they call
Tell us about it, tell us all

Fine then I shall, so said her
and unveil here some moments blur
But listen to me with heart brave
Cautions she with a sound grave

I’ll tell you about that time last..
her eyes surveying parts of past
I’ll open to you each hint, imprint..
Her mind throbbing
, as she squint

I’ll tell you, I’ll tell you
suddenly she screams
Rubbing her clenched fist
In emotions extreme

I’ll explain to you such happenings
of haunting nights and mornings

I’ll tell you, I’ll tell each and all
shouts she, before she stumbles and falls
Her pattering heart skips fast a beat
thud and thump as she dropped on feet

Whimpering, limping, she strives to stand
a hand advanced, she couldn’t withstand
You never came forward, you never helped out
she looked blankly, eyes filled with doubt

Weren’t you the same to ask her speak?
where are you now
as she dies, weak?
Didn’t you ask her to express, to try?
but you’re nowhere close to stop her cry

You’ve gone because you had come to go
It will take time yes, I’ll get this though
just make sure you never ask another to ‘express’
for it’s harder than you know, to speak or confess.

expressIn response to the Daily Prompt: Express Yourself

“Tell us about a time you couldn’t quite get your words or images to express what you wanted to express. What do you think the barrier was? For bonus points, try again.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us EXPRESSION.”

41 responses

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    Excellent. You expressed yourself well… though maybe shouldn’t have, given the task!🙂

    October 24, 2013 at 9:34 pm

  2. rjl2727

    i think a poem’s merit is largely based on how the reader experiences the emotion of the writer. this piece does that and more!! the rising angst is highly palpable. amazing, tough, sad, outstanding!!!!

    October 24, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    • Hey thank you very much. It’s quite an accomplishment for the writer if her written word successfully creates that feeling for the reader’s eye. Glad you liked.

      October 24, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      • rjl2727

        well, what can i say? you have a natural gift. great job.

        October 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm

        • Thank you again, your appreciation humbles me.

          October 24, 2013 at 10:56 pm

          • rjl2727

            ok – one last thought, then i’ll give it a rest. the concept of expression is a kinda funny. it is an extremely rare person that truly receives and treasures our expression. nearly every other person in our lives may ask for “expression”, but really mean and want “explanation”. so if you ever find a friend that does not require explanation, well don’t pass by.

            October 24, 2013 at 11:16 pm

          • You’re right.
            Rarely does a person really mean to receive what he asks for, or treasure ‘expression’ without ‘explanation’.

            October 25, 2013 at 12:50 am

          • rjl2727

            and so are you right. seems no matter what, there is always some string attached that turns into a chain. is there such a thing as friendship or love without eventually bleeding one another out? in my dreams it exists, but i don’t know where else.

            October 25, 2013 at 2:08 am

          • A part of me says there is, a part says it can never be.

            October 25, 2013 at 2:16 pm

          • rjl2727

            i know, i know. hence the pain, always.

            October 25, 2013 at 5:38 pm

          • All ways, always.

            October 25, 2013 at 5:50 pm

          • rjl2727

            right and right. i’ve grown to expect nothing else, but i will wish for you something far better.

            October 25, 2013 at 6:02 pm

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  7. Very well expressed.🙂

    October 24, 2013 at 11:54 pm

  8. A waterfall of words..
    Splendid!

    October 25, 2013 at 12:39 am

  9. You’ve gone because you had come to go
    It will take time yes, I’ll get this though
    just make sure you never ask another to ‘express’
    for it’s harder than you know, to speak or confess…..

    LOVED IT!!

    October 25, 2013 at 12:41 am

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  15. WEREN’T YOU THE SAME TO ASK HER SPEAK?
    WHERE ARE YOU NOW AS SHE DIES, WEAK?
    DIDN’T YOU ASK HER TO EXPRESS, TO TRY?
    BUT YOU’RE NOWHERE CLOSE TO STOP HER CRY

    YOU’VE GONE BECAUSE YOU HAD COME TO GO
    IT WILL TAKE TIME YES, I’LL GET THIS THOUGH
    JUST MAKE SURE YOU NEVER ASK ANOTHER TO ‘EXPRESS’
    FOR IT’S HARDER THAN YOU KNOW, TO SPEAK OR CONFESS.

    Top Class🙂

    October 25, 2013 at 8:30 am

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  17. Total freedom of expression! Love this.

    October 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    • Thank you Shanice! I am so glad you enjoyed reading it. (=

      October 26, 2013 at 12:54 am

  18. Amazing and absolutely gripping! You have a special gift of expressing emotions strongly in your poetry! Very well written!

    October 26, 2013 at 2:26 am

    • Thanks a million for your kind comments! I am very glad that you enjoyed reading this. =)

      October 26, 2013 at 12:42 pm

  19. Beautiful flow of free expression. So much emotional release. Thank you for sharing!!

    October 27, 2013 at 10:26 am

    • Thank You for reading, and for leaving such wonderful comments. =)

      October 27, 2013 at 4:48 pm

  20. Loved this one too ! So impressively written.

    November 11, 2013 at 9:14 pm

  21. fahaad humayun

    how your words changed in two years

    May 10, 2014 at 12:05 pm

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