Blank Trouble

blank by MatthiasHaltenhof
blank by MatthiasHaltenhof

Blank Trouble

I have a problem with blanks
Fill it in
with personal information
Name that whatever
Answer a quiz
Dig from the farthest
reaches of the losing
parts of my mind
for the right word
to inspire an image
in written rhythms
It’s like a prompter
telling me to
prompt myself
Yeah?
Go prompt yourself, too
Not like I haven’t
seen that one before
Blanks
missing pieces of the whole
known or mystery
Perform on command
can’t do it anymore
Man
It’s inhibiting
more than spawning
expressionistic creation
Love on the rocks
somehow
I just can’t quit
wait a little bit
let the dust settle
rattle
Something will nag
at my soul
like this

That was too easy

© LTM 11/10/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 10

Balanced Return

no news is good news by e--m--i
no news is good news by e–m–i

Balanced Return

The best news
is no news
a quiet and peaceful trip
one day to the next
without much hype
or bias
Filtered awareness
daily focus
balance in return
I live and learn
without the media’s
input
A need to know basis
finds me evasive
yet still finds me
no need for me
to seek it

Just breathe…

© LTM 11/09/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 9

Snow Blinded

Snow Blind by Int3rpol
Snow Blind by Int3rpol

Snow Blinded

Snow blind
in the rear view mirror
shards of a broken past
reversed in the glass
to look light and bright
from the outside
None of that fluffy white stuff here
I’m on the run from the spear
aimed at my heart
ripped apart
by the follow through
A new start
looming in the shadows
of what should have been
your long deserved happy ending
Our time together
but fairy tale dreams
Fates and destinies
are not what they seem
because any magic
including true love
always comes with a price
Double-blinded
and minded
by time…

© LTM 11/08/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 8

Routine Compulsion

Routine daydream. by vampire-zombie
Routine daydream. by vampire-zombie

Routine Compulsion

Younger me
ran and rebelled
against the thought
of anything routine
Though my very existence
depended upon it
I hated the trap
of mundane
repetitive tasks
Fighting for freedom
in my mind
flying and crashing
into the dark abyss
of failure
countless times
before I finally gave in
made an effort
to understand
and do
timely things
in a timely way
without getting bored
I found
in my dissension
my true growth
Instead of trying to escape
certain tasks done every day
I rose to soar
like never before
I found I could
let go the reins
holding me back
from becoming
SOMEthing
I wanted to be
focus to climb
and time
wasted
on procrastination
became usable
doable
I wondered why I
fought for so long
against
living my dreams
My compulsion to follow
a set of routines
probably saved my life
from diabetes
and turned my nightmares
into daydreams
into me.

© LTM 11/07/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 7

Be Happy Now

happiness by sickperson
happiness by sickperson

Be Happy Now

Happiness
is meant to be
cherished now
What once was
is gone
What might be
doesn’t exist
You only have
one moment
this moment
right now
and the only thing
that makes or breaks
the happiness of a moment
Is the decision
to be
or not to be
happy
now

© LTM 11/06/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 6