Treasure Island

Leaking Pen

(Wellington, New Zealand)

Calling Card


Club card to heaven
Only One in seven
Missed out by one short stride
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride

Whose footprints covered by debris?
Whose rhymes are not jail free?
Bound by my inner-chained voice
Merry-go-round not a choice

Logic dictates continuum
My core feeds on vacuum
Sad emotions bleed my heart
Sorrowful tears center my art

This time of the year, each year
“Its End” my languishing career
Calendars seek new hope ahead
I sleep in the same unkempt bed

Christmas, birth of new hope
Where the devil could not cope
To be the last fallen leaf
Last year eve’s final grief

Somewhere somehow another lost font
Vanishes from lack of innate want
Time diminishes each tombstone letter
Engrave this: “ Fate gave this poet a fetter”

Do not knock on these dreary sealed doors
Too late to rewrite my life's lamented scores
May be in heaven - the next life- with no fright
I’ll rest in peace, find love and emit a bright light!

Time travelers seeking hope from the New Year cheers
Do not fret about my gloomed verse glazed with fears
There is always silver lining beyond cloudy skies
Poetic hope dictates all champagne bubbly to rise!

Forgiving myself and let go, dislodge layered guild sounds
That hunched my back and pinned my eyes to dark grounds
Finally freed and as light as a feather, I now walk upright
Celestial skies my new horizon, bright with its cleansing light

Club card to heaven
Only one in seven
Made up the one missing stride
Never again the bridesmaid, but the chosen bride!

January 2,2014
*Copyright Leaking Pen 2014*

Submitted: Thursday, January 02, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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