Poem – I am here

(Written for and inspired by all the great poets out there)

I am here

Somewhere I am not now

Or have ever been

Yet so often with emotions

I have felt

Images are so strong

They suck me in

Larger than life itself

Or so it seems

Leaning forward with anticipation

Squeezing every drop

Out of this situation

Colors of all kinds

Bright and dark

But each creates in me

Its own special and unique spark

I am here

Placed like a pawn

On the board of your choosing

Led by the nose

And forced to drink

My thirst quenched

As I wait my turn

Sitting here on the proverbial bench

Put me in coach

I got this

Endless ideas

They pour through my fingers

As I squeeze my fist

To be freed

They beg and insist

Running across the floor

I watch as they

Bend and twist

Taking forms

I could not predict

This process encouraged

I thank you for this


(Thank you for reading)

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96 responses to “Poem – I am here

  1. Thanks for sharing with me the inspiration behind this piece. You have a beautiful, deep, and inspiring mind. I know you think that I am bias, but it doesn’t negate the fact that it’s true.

  2. yes! real, indeed.

    i also came by to say this: As Poets United celebrates its first anniversary this week, we want to thank you for your support. Over the past year, we have grown to 250 members plus and are steadily growing. Poets United is proud to have you as one of our members and look forward to another successful year. Your imagination, creativity and willingness to share with us is what makes our community such a wonderful place. Thank you for beautiful poetry and thank you for being a part of Poets United.

  3. “Running across the floor

    I watch as they

    Bend and twist

    Taking forms

    I could not predict”

    Amazing what happens when we are left to ourselves left in our own heads.. I know I am viewing this with my own filters.. but I know that I tend to have a running mind when i am left to my own design and explanation and understanding of things..

  4. another beautiful poem……..u create music with your words and magic with your works……….loved it πŸ™‚

  5. Words are like rubble, when combined create a boulder. Or something like that. Great peace to relate with all who write, you did well and I wish you the best ttfn

    no feeling is without cause,


  6. Awesome work! I love the words you’ve chosen… We all learn all the time in life and experience and words of others can prove so helpful in this process! πŸ˜€

  7. We are all here so we cannot be there.
    We have all taken the paths that put us in situations.
    Making the most and doing our best,
    Be creative and helpful
    “Rock on Brother”


  8. Count me as another voice to encourage your process, Black Swan. Seizing upon images may not exactly keep us in the present moment, but the deliciousness of them can sometimes actually lure us toward more and more immersion and involvement in the world, in the here and now.

    Thank you for this piece that speaks very aptly to my process, as well.

  9. Thanks for sharing this poem!! It really had me thinking, and very inspiring!! I have read it through a few times, and I found that the second time I read it was a different experience to the first time. Seriously.. I just loved it!! Please feel free to share your poetry in the future. I am a Songwriter, and I find poetry is one of my main influences. Thanks again!!


  10. Loved the lines “Colors of all kinds Bright and dark But each reates in me Its own special and unique spark”. Indeed how we are shaped by so many contrasts in life!

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  12. All i could really say is this piece is definitely one of the better poems i have read from someone of our generation. Also, I love the look of your page, great job. Keep the posts coming, I will be bookmarking your page:)

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  14. Loved the imagery, there is something about writing that makes us try to determine exactly where we stand or exist and then word it or wax lyrical…..I wrote this a couple of months ago thought you might like to read it
    Where words collide
    I am there,
    in two minds or
    somewhere in between the spaces.

    Dont try and find me,
    I am in
    the words I dont say,
    the sentences left unsaid,
    the dream untold,
    the unmade bed
    I am there for a while.

    I am with the lyrics i should have written,
    the poem on a scrap of paper
    that remains unfinished,
    dwelling on reflections,
    i am between,
    those places .

    it doesnt have a true poetic form and it isn’t finished….but it is similar…..keep writing..you have a seamless form beautiful to read aloud…deb

  15. I love the absolute powerlessness of your process, destined to be… Thanks for sharing. I’ve gone on that journey a time or two myself. Love the backround too!

  16. Dude, well written. Kuuuuuuudose Brother. Funny, I write alot, but I “HATE” reading. But this one kept me anticipating every following line. Love it!
    And did I mention, love the layout and the music. New Wave And Industrial New, New Wave, lol, what ever that genre may be is the same stuff I like. Maybe you could give me some pointers how to get my page flowin somewhat alright. Ending– Check out a song called Kathy’s Song, remixed by VNV Nation. B-E-A-Utiful! Poems, the lyrical interpretation of our soul! Keep on writing man!

    • wow thanks man I really appreciate it. I will look that song up…. Feel free to browse hopefully others will appeal to you as well. There are a lot of wordpress layouts to use. I found and used this pics myself….

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