Thursday, July 8, 2010

Poetry Quickfire


Tied to The Track


Rumble right through me
as I strain against the rope
that tightens and strangles
with minutes crashing down.

Silent actress held in place
as I feel the vibration
that taunts and reminds
with distress building up.

Train hostage will phoenix
as I absorb the fear
that revs and startles
with intensity and quiet.

Thoughts can grab hope
as I declare against inaction
that stifles and snuffs
with ice and fire.

Hear that clicking reel
as I stand in black and white
that frames and considers
with ropes falling off.


For this poetry quickfire, I thought about those silent film heroines tied to the train track feeling helpless. Some days with the job hunt, I feel helpless, but most days I strain at those ropes. I tell my husband, "Let's keep fighting." Now I'm starting to hum the Rocky theme!

Hope all is well with everyone :) Thanks for reading!

26 comments:

::Owning the Words:: said...

Sometimes life makes us feel this way, tied down and burdened, adversity being the train. Very unique analogy and you have captured all of the intensity in that moment with such grace :) Keep them coming. Always persevere, you and hubby. Derail that train girl!

Teri said...

I just know the right job is out there for you guys. I keep thinking of you all.

Love the message of this poem.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A wonderful poem, the message coming across very well.

Yvonne.

王名仁 said...

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許紀廷 said...

[做人難,人難做,難做人] 人.事的艱困與磨難,是一種考驗!要以樂觀歡喜之心,很珍惜地過每一天!^^..................................................

Joanne said...

Lots of angst in your poem, but against so much that is beyond your control, I see your positive "train" of thoughts coming through!

Diane said...

You're climbing those stairs!!!!! You're gonna make it. :O)

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Your words always hit me to the core. Love this one even though it pains me and you!

I can't wait for the victory poem that you'll write when the job search is over~ I'm picturing that one to be boxing gloves in air and lots of "Yo Kelly!" being yelled ;) I'm singing the song to Rocky along with you in hopes that the triumph will come soon....

Susan Fobes said...

This was one intense poem! Hang in there.

Jenners said...

I got the imagery before you explained it ... well done. I imagine it must be very very frustrating with the job search. Hugs to you!

Michelle said...

Great imagery - and I love the Rocky theme idea. It worked for him; it'll work for your husband, too! :)

He & Me + 3 said...

Absolutely keep fighting. There is something out there for him.

Judy Croome said...

Love the line "train hostage will phoenix". Vivid imagery and so positive too!

Good luck with the job hunt - keep going strong. I'm humming the Rocky theme with you!!
Judy

T Rex Mom said...

Great poem - I especially love your inspiration.

Angela said...

I love reading what you write, and I love your fighting spirit. Take comfort in knowing that you have a whole host of people behind you and your husband to keep pressing forward just as you have. I can't WAIT to see what you will write when you finally see a breakthrough! Love you. :)

Janna Qualman said...

Riveting, Kelly! Gave me chills.

Have a wonderful weekend. :)

rachel... said...

You're amazing, Kelly! Keep straining against that rope!!!

Vickie said...

Awesome poem! I bet we all can relate to this poem.

Keep fighting!

Donna B said...

Never ever, give up. I can relate to your wondeful poem, and I am not even looking for a job!

H.K. said...

oh, wow- I could actually hear the sounds you were describing in your poem. Well done!

Hyacynth said...

Next week when hubby is out of town, I might need you to hum the Rocky theme for me, ok?
I'm reminded to pray for the job quest for your hubby after reading this post.

懿綺懿綺 said...

馬丁路德:「即使知道明天世界即將毀滅,我仍願在今天種下一棵小樹。」............................................................

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apa yang kau tatap
apa yang mati
apa yan telah kau beri
pada kami
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apa apa saja

i like pictures.

Ken Devine said...

It may be a slow train coming but it will arrive and, like Mandy's life after 30, I'm looking forward to the victory poem.

Becca said...

LOVE IT! I hope y'all are able to find something great soon. I know it is coming!!

Gerri said...

Fight on!