Eric Cockrell


1900 Poems


1900 poems...
love letters written
in flesh,
with all the scars
and bruises in plain sight...
all the falling stars...

the thunder that came
without lightning,
lightning that came
without the rain...
broken shovels, broken rakes,
and a pen that betrayed...

1900 nails in the bridge,
1900 miles,1900 steps.
1900 seats at the table,
1900 dreams and desires!

a small fire,
we keep adding logs.
strangers come and go,
all wanting to get warm.

passing out bowls of stew,
and old worn blankets.
the night air is still,
the moonlight whispers....

we walk down to the water,
and see the reflections,
year after year, soul after soul.
all the same, yet all different...

fireflies testify to the darkness.
this long road nearly over...
leaving no footprints,
no scent, or markers...

except...
1900 poems...
love letters written,
from the hollow place
back of your heart!

Submitted: Monday, April 30, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (1900 Poems by Eric Cockrell )

Enter the verification code :

  • Smoky Hoss (6/27/2012 10:02:00 AM)

    Beautiful, and bountiful words... thanks for ALL the conversations along the way... (Report) Reply

  • Kaila George (6/26/2012 10:53:00 PM)

    I have yet to reach that myself, (pats myself on my back) I have reached my 100, no small feat I must say, I really like how you made it look so easy to write each one flowing to the next stanz...(lol...first when I started here didnt even know what a stanz was...cough) but I like how it flows from one to the next, nice. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (5/9/2012 7:15:00 PM)

    What happens at 2525, if poetry is still alive.
    Enjoyed your poem will be reading more of your work. (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (5/1/2012 4:51:00 AM)

    A great poem,1900 poems, I don't know where you get them all from.
    Every time I write one I alway think I won't be able to write another.
    I always manage to get one but sometimes it feels a lot harder.
    I've beem writing again for about nine months after about fithteen years off
    so I may get a better flow going. I hope so anyway. (Report) Reply

Read all 6 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Writing Written Classic Plot Our Lives, Terence G. Craddock
  2. Stripper Tit, Richard Thripp
  3. From Eed - aRe yOU. rEaLy. still DrOniNg.., sEaN nOrTh
  4. A Matter Of Words, Of Muses And Other Ghosts
  5. Massasauga Saga - Lincoln Park Zoo, Ima Ryma
  6. givesthewholegameaway, sEaN nOrTh
  7. Elegy of a crafted death, Shruti Goswami
  8. The Resting Mind!, Varanasi Ramabrahmam
  9. Morning Mist and Clouds, Ananta Madhavan
  10. All Equal, A.j. Binash

Poem of the Day

poet Edmund Spenser

Of this worlds theatre in which we stay,
My love like the spectator ydly sits
Beholding me that all the pageants play,
Disguysing diversly my troubled wits.
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]