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Sunday, April 17, 2011

...Poetry by Chel

Some things we have worked through and some things remain unsolved or are works in progress. Having words to define our feelings both joyous and sorrowful is an empowerment. We can make a choice to share or to keep private. We can embrace our emotions or let go. Chel's poetry somehow does it all.





Addiction

Darkness, emergence, addiction.
A child with no choice, no voice.
Where is the mother? User?
Shared needles, shared "highs", jail time, abuse, disease.

A lifetime of downward spiral.
A man cries out........

Is it contagious?

Chel

Family-the ties that bind

Quiet! Don't speak!
"Children should be seen and not heard".
"Go play in traffic".
"Put an egg in your shoe, and beat it".

Baa Baa black sheep......

Independent, codependent.....

Invisible.......

Chel


Inheritance

It was her last will and testament.
Who gets what?
Was it the document or a promise spoken?

Living agreement, dead lies......

Who is deserving and who decides?
Honor the wish or play devil's advocate?

Can you live with a clear conscience?

Chel











There's an elephant in the room
Am I the only one who sees it?
Sitting there bigger than life.
Very still so no one notices or mentions it.......
With no acknowledgement it just stays.....day after day, year after year.
Ignored.
Moving from one generation to the next.
We have the ability to free it.
Please feed it a peanut......

Chel


Boundaries
I live within the boundaries that everyone imposes on me.

Always a limit......

Never getting enough......

Always longing for more......

My stage is always set.....

A puppet in everyone else's play......

Living a life that belongs to everyone else but me......

Get out!  Run!  Escape!

Chel

7 comments:

  1. Love you More Most Infinity and Beyond.

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  2. To visit again. So insightful and friendly your words.

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  3. A Philosophical, introspective and a great heart of love for love Profile. Pl continue, Patti, Pl. Thank You.

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  4. My pleasure If. Thank you for comments.

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  5. I CANNOT GET MY COMMENTS IN.

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  6. KEEP ON PUMPING THE GOOD POETRY.
    IT IS GREAT TO READ IT AND REMINISCE YOUR OWN YOUTH THAT SLIPPED SO FAST.

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  7. Thanks for your comments Anonymous. Will post more real soon.

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