December 1, 2011 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION










Cheri Anne

One day you will crash into this thing you’ve created.
You’ll mourn the pieces even though at one time you were fine without them.
Everything will be emptier.
Everything will be quieter.
Not everything you want is everything you need.
You’ll need to be stronger.
You made a choice. Your world was shaken.
So what?
Mistakes are in the choice, not in the choosing.
And you chose to create this thing.
You’ll do yourself a disservice to convince yourself it was ever perfect.
But if you made it, you can make it through it.
One day you will crash.
But the strength is in knowing when enough is enough.



Writhing with the rising tides,
waves crashing,
tearing land out to churning sea.

Swaying to the raging gales,
auburn curls,
whipping, thrashing gracefully.

Tip-toeing through the rubble,
buildings crumble,
branches break, twist and wring.

Weaving with the quaking earth,
engulfed in flames,
while dancing, always dancing.





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    • Michael December 09, at 09:44

      Hi Gabriel, I am not laying down my pen 'till I live fully and die empty. In projecting Ghana and Africa as a continent, let the pen be our tongue and as a strong magnet of warfare. Thanks good friend

  1. Oneal Walters December 05, at 13:51

    Hi Michael Poets are who they are, I love the 4th stanza. Especially this part. ‘Coz I have one life, one breath, passionately, to do poetry”. Oneal

    • Michael December 09, at 09:14

      Thanks Oneal, Poets have an insightful zeal and as prophets, I guess our language must sought to teach beauty and all the natural sense of our living. Thanks Oneal and OW News for the drive and opportunities offered moi.

  2. Giff ford December 05, at 07:05

    Michael‘s poem is splendid! Just love that style.

    • Michael December 09, at 09:27

      Thanks Giff Ford, I am grateful for the warm comment and appreciating my piece. Your message soothes my soul 'coz it was posted on the exact day of my birth.

  3. Ronald Fischman December 04, at 01:50

    The kinesthetic wisdom of "dive" comes at me from the p.o.v. of the watched as well as the watcher. Also, the act inarguable meaning, the specifics of which can be debated. Not all poets can transform acts as physical as the dive, with the physical manipulation of the body to prepare for the dive, into paeans to aesthetics and significance. 9.9!!

    • Michael December 09, at 09:30

      Thanks Ronald Fischman, Wow.... In-depth language thought. Thanks for the compliments and the high score 9.9. Stunning! It makes me wanna write more. Stay blessed and please do read more of me


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