The Word [original poem]

in poem •  3 months ago


The word tumbled back
Down into the abyss
Before I could catch it
To keep for later.
A moment -
Clear and brilliant
Passed now, it is gone.
It brought that word
So perfect, mysterious
How did I come upon it?
Is it forever lost
Along with chances passed
And unspoken dreams?
Could I follow down
In pursuit?
All for a word –
One single word.
Will this be the time
That crosses me into?
Finally the moment
That pushes me towards
That darkness
Where few dare to tread?

Note: The reference of the last two lines is to a quote I heard long ago that stuck with me:

Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads. - Erica Jong

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Did I get the word right? :)

And you are welcome, loved the work as well.


Oh, haha! I didn't realize you were guessing. No, that wasn't it, for sure. I never did find out what it was and it was so long ago now that I wouldn't know it if I saw it. :)

Yet sometimes the only way to fulfil our dreams is to face them... to get over that fear and walk that dim lit path right through the other side.

Really beautiful poem, very intense


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Thank you!! <3

This is marvelous work... Very creative.. It looks so beautiful and great artistic work... Poem is so nicely written.. Highly appreciable.. Great work...


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Thank you so much!