Free Verse Poetry

From Nothing

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Before me is an empty page
Begging for words.
Inside my head are
Thoughts thrashing at my locked doors.

Silence.

Drip, drip, the rain taps on my window,
Wetting my wonder with weathered meanings.

Yet still
There is silenceโ€ฆ
And an empty page.

The cat stretches paws
Then curls in rest.
Purrs at my peace.
Vibrates calm to my heart.
Unmoved but for
The twitch of her ear.

Yet still
There is blanknessโ€ฆ
And an empty page.

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The clock ticks,
Taking my time with it
And I watch
Motionless
Waiting
Needing
Wanting
Begging
Pleading

Yet still
There is nothingnessโ€ฆ
And an empty page.

The rain suddenly stops.

The sky beams bright
In sparkled shine.
The room lights up in faith.
I breathe in hope.
I feel the strength
Of my invisible army
And embrace their presence.

Yet still
There is darknessโ€ฆ
And an empty page.

Tick tock still tapping on my mind.
Moments stolen by the clock
With no evidence
Of my existence
To show.

The clock silences.

I stare into the emptiness
Of my page, so blank,
Then close my eyes.

My vision takes me to
A leafy tree
Where a songbird is singing
Such sweet lullabies.
Precariously perched,
No fear of fall.
No need for applause
To his tune,
Just singing his sweet lullabies,
Then away he flies
Like a feather to the wind.

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I feel full.
I hear every colour.
I feel love.
I feel whole.
I feel free.

The clock calls me.
Tick
Tock.

I open my eyes

And still
There is silence,
Emptiness,
Darkness,
Nothingness,
But I am
Lifted in knowing,
For my
Page is
Now
Full.

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