Thursday, June 3, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday: The Letter T

Jenny Matlock

Tempest approaches at furious pace.
Turbulent winds lead The Timorous race,
bringing Terrifying Truths I must now face.
For This Trial is mine, alone, To embrace.

With Temerity I never knew I had gained,
I Tread The Terrain Transformed by storm's reign.
Trampling upon The Terror sorely disdained
Only To learn That These efforts were in vain.

Memories, un-Tethered, now Tattered and Torn,
Trembling I remove Their Tortuous Thorn,
Whose Toxins slain The child I now mourn.
The pain is The Tonic for The wounds I have born.

32 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am still trying to wrap my brain around all this piece is telling me.

Pelican Joe said...

Terribly talented!

Theresa said...

Truly Tumultuous!

H said...

Very creative. You make words work for you.

Debbie said...

Excellent T post...you have some creative, expressive, writing talents!

jeff campbell said...

Ttttttteriffic! This is truly a wonderful poem and I would assume speaks deeply to your expereinces...Peace and blessings

My name is PJ. said...

How do you do it every single week?

Please tell me it takes you more than a few minutes!

Tracy said...

Terrific timely I loved it thanks for sharing

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Love it..thanks for sharing it.

laterg8r said...

terrific talent - great poem :D

Willoughby said...

I've missed your prose! This was wonderful!

RNSANE said...

Totally tremendous talent!!!!

I read it twice and need to do it again!



At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

Brian Miller said...

wow. that last verse has got some zing...or maybe sting...

Jackie said...

I don't get it but sounds good . I never know what to say to a poem :/ I'm terrible .

Steven Anthony said...

your ability with words is just amazing.

Jingle said...

AWESOME POEM.

Aha! It's The Obnoxious SAHM said...

this is fantastic.... thanks so much for posting! :)

A 2 Z said...

You can add poet to your CV. That is great. I'm a new follower.

Anne-Marie

Jo said...

Every week ... something brilliant, something interesting, thought provoking and sometimes challenging ... kudos ...you know by now that i am a fan!

Catherine said...

Tremendous talent you have!

jen said...

I'm new here, so I don't know much about you. But that was awesome. I wonder if it's true? Did you lose a child? Or is it just literary?
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I'll be back here. New follower!

Mumsy said...

Terrific talent for T post! I'm always amazed with your choice for words.

AJ said...

You are one tremendously talented gal! Makes my fingers itch to get back to poetry writing!

Viki said...

This was exceptionally well done. It has so much feeling. I think it brings the reader to feelings they might have inside. Great T post.

Ms Bibi said...

Wow, absolutely wonderful. i said it before and I say it again....you have a gift.

Jenny said...

Darn! Polly, you've done it again.

Transported me with your words into your emotions.

Powerful, poignant...sorrowful.

I think we all have to mourn the loss of that hurt and confused child.

What a journey you are on!

Thank you for allowing and trusting us to come along on this journey with you!

A+

Mary said...

Wow! I've reread this several times and each time felt like the first time... I loved it. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and creativity.

thamesarino said...

you really do seem to be on a journey right now.
thank you for sharing such a personal and painful part of you with us every week. your talent obviously doesn't go unnoticed!

Brittany said...

Can I use this poem on my blog?

Anna said...

Wow, what a talent you are!
Another great letter-poem.

Inspired by you, Carmen and Brenda (Rinkly Rime), I thought I would try to write poetry too; or rather translate a poem I like.

Maybe I should have had you by my side when I translated this poem for my T-word this week. I got the basic content right, but could not get it to rhyme, which is a pity, because the original poem works so well with its rhyme.

Next time I'll try to write my own poem and see if I can get it to rhyme! But I have nothing to say compared to Harry Martinson.

I really like translating. But it's frustrating finding the right word. Translation is often a compromise.

Take a look at my T-post when you have the time. I have other things to look at on my T-post, such as flowers and an animal. But this time, all of the photographs are taken by me.

Best wishes,
Anna

Anna's Ts

Julie Schuler said...

Thought provoking. It is hard to put down the wounds of the past childhood because there is so much of our brightness left in there. So we keep reviving it.

Donda said...

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