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In The Trenches #6 Poem a Day

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#6 Poem a Day

 

In the Trenches

 

Thoughts quickly scribbled

on the back of an envelope,

a barrage of tenets

attack the plain.

An attempt to capture

a simple construct,

a voice.

 

Words rethought

fall victim to the slashing pen,

silent chatter discarded,

bound characters boldly

replace the fallen symbols

to shape ideas into verse.

 

A battleground, blotched

and torn, valued

as much for what is lost,

as for what is gained.

-----------Judi Van Gorder

 

This is really a revision of an old poem. I did write two new poems for today but they were just a haiku #46 and an example Minute Poem, Mission For the Queen. They adhere to form and I thought this revised poem would be better to post for today's Poem the Day offering.

 

~~Tink

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Skilfully ambiguous and the last stanza rounds it off perfectly.B

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Thanks reading and commenting Benjamin, I wrote the original a few years ago but in reviewing some of my old ones to archive I can't keep myself from revising...

 

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