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In the Rough



The ground has shifted

And I am in the rough

My aim is the same

Approach from a different direction

Altered by an added perception

An introspection

I am bogged down by magma

Surrounded by lava

Inspiration has become perspiration

And I can no longer fly

My bird’s eye view

Is now that of a centipede

My steed is a millipede

As I crawl along

Without a song

The rough patch a sticky stretch

To overcome

And stun and numb


©DGA 08 March 2012 06:20

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

27 thoughts on “In the Rough

  1. hopefully its not too rough.


  2. Oh Dear…hate to hear you are unhappy.
    You know where I am.


  3. Your bounce has left you momentarily, Adee. Hope the rough patch soon smoothes out. Hugs xx


  4. Hope things are better now Adee 🙂


  5. I’m sorry, Adee. Hope better times come soon XX


  6. Your mind is filled with many things. Sometimes it’s alright just to enjoy the good things. I’m glad that you’re happy!


  7. Do you know, Denise, I am tired after reading this.
    Most expressive.
    I hope you will soon recover your energy!



    • I have just read your other replies, and now I understand.
      For me, if I can’t think of a poem, I simply go and do something else.
      I wait until a memory or an experience starts to move me.
      Then I write.



  8. you know…sometimes we have to go through those rough patches….and i hope its not too rough on you….


  9. You write where I am, Denise 🙂 Thanks for these words.


  10. Plenty of switching of metaphors here, as if perhaps thying to get a handle on changing circumstances?


  11. I hit one of those patches last month, Denise – we slog through… And I’m not usually a lover of rhyme, but I love your rhymes – interesting, well thought out, and clearly not rhyme for the sake of rhyme.


  12. Thanks for the super comment, Ruth! 😀


  13. I came to this late, Denise. I have been here many times in my life.
    I love “my steed is a centipede” especially when the going gets sticky!

    Thank you



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