one facet of motivation

dusk arising



between the stars of night,
and the waves
they built the internet upon,
were a small gathering
of people, kind enough
to read his occasional words
trying to make sense
of life on earth
found these floundering
words forming into shapes
and ever hopeful pictures
for those who would see


gathering around him
security of their past warmth
and forgiving nature
he once again grasped
their steadying arm
in an invitation to once more
take some of their
creative mind's time
and share what
in this stirring of a telling recounts
will be the latest
of his many scrawlings
made possible solely by
the kindness
behind your receptive eyes

  • Author: dusk arising (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 5th, 2022 01:03
  • Comment from author about the poem: it occurrs to me that now, not only do I write for myself and to relieve myself of inner angst but also to enjoy the company of you my reader whom I most definitely feel are alongside me as i try in my own way to share with your eyes the light which lit mine as inspiration forced my hand to find words for each new poem. Or is this a reflection of the effect of some rather strong opioids they have me on at the moment (no joke).
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  • Fay Slimm.

    Dear and very courageous Dusk - your words strike to the core of what we have as comfort in this friendly and caring poetry site so do be assured your readers including yours truly will support all your efforts to bring some relief to your treatment continues . - -- My wholehearted admiration and sending you warm hugs. - - Fay.

  • sorenbarrett

    dusk I too share four feeling of reaching out to myself and others through words. I find that words span cultures, race, backgrounds and gender. We are all people.

  • Osei Zion

    I feel like I am in a community of poets. Thanks for sharing wonderful thoughts.

  • MDStone

    I always enjoy your scrawling. Thank you for sharing “what in this stirring of a telling recounts” with us.

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