“I was growing thin – did it matter?”
March 16, 2012 § 1 Comment
After our last post on erasure poetry, we got a few poems from readers and we are thrilled to share!
From Glenn, a coworker who took great delight in blocking out whole paragraphs of a Christian romance novel by Lori Wick.
From Danny, a friend who fiddled around with a page or two from Tolstoy’s short story, “Family Happiness.”
“Take Me to Find My Heart”
I felt uncomfortable to look into that cold deathIntending to moveto taketo confessto feelI was young and prettyI was wasting before the winterThis solitude increasedan extent to leaveTake me to find my heartWhat is the best part of life?I was growing thin. Did it matter?Life was bound in drearinessI had no strength to escapeAnxious abroad stood our guardianWhen I was like a shadow without a wish,sent our plans to beg.
From Anna and the cliched book on Africa and youth.
“Like a Boomerang”
A nod to our creative readers.