I strive to embrace country crossroads

The signpost dominates dark windows

Arrest my heart

Demolish these solid walls

For a thousand years

Stark dreams on the horizon.


I dive into wasted orbs

The heartbeat generated to race

Lonely poppies obscure

Crackle storms weaken

Times wandered mind

Expand the germ of truth


I tussle beneath cold dank sheets

The night prevails unexpected

Warm soft flesh

Fuses into haze

Breaches my frayed mind

Circling sorrows torn to shreds.


Written for D’verse – Banish Boredom with Strong Verbs

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13 Responses to Restless

  1. “Circling sorrows torn to shreds”- a perfect ending. I liked the imagery and the usage of verbs.

  2. Gabriella says:

    Alan, I like the strong and most meaningful verbs you have used in your poem. Great closing lines!

  3. brian miller says:

    nice…you got my attention with arrest and demolish in the opening gambit alan…and great closing line as well….i can feel the restlessness in this…

  4. really intense verbs conveying restlessness, the ending is strong.

  5. Grace says:

    Strong verbs – demolish, tussle, breaches ~ Lovely work Alan ~

  6. claudia says:

    ah – the restlessness can be felt – and you really chose some strong verbs… demolish..dominates.. i liked tussle especially

  7. Mary says:

    Beautiful. A very evocative write.

  8. vbholmes says:

    I like the change in tone from the beginning to the end. And you’ve certainly used some graphic verbs–very successful.

  9. Those verbs really drive the point home… great use of verbs.

  10. Superb choice of verbs in this and they give it so much life. Thank you.

  11. wolfsrosebud says:

    i felt the struggle in this poem

  12. Steph says:

    Powerful. Strive, arrest, demolish.. attention grabbing. Lots of emotion and then that closing torn to shreds. Really good..

  13. Bodhirose says:

    The strong use of verbs that you chose brings a fervent feeling throughout…almost like a bad dream you can’t awaken from….

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