Brick After Brick

by CJ Maleney   Jul 24, 2018


Sometimes I'll flip sometimes I'll spin,
Sometimes I'll lose sometimes I'll win.
Sometimes to fight Sometimes to flight,
Depends what gets me through the night!

Sometimes I'll listen and think intently,
Then sometimes I will not.
This is me through and through,
Some things are not so easily forgot.

That dream of what you had!
The rock of what could be?
Stone crushed within a mechanical screen,
Particles now blowing on the breeze.

Lost to the fog and mist of memory,
With the passing of a some time.
The memories you wish to lose,
Can make you wish that you should die.

You can't forget your past!
It may make you plummet down and fall.
The mind is such a sledgehammer,
And it smashes down that wall.

But walls are made by woman and man.
We have placed brick after brick after brick
Centuries of effort in their building,
Would you demolish it so quick?

So things done and that have expired,
Still cause pain and have effect,
But it's not for you to give up so soon.

You have things to do as yet!

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  • 2 months ago

    by Brenda

    Craig, I always like your writes. You tell it how it is or how you are feeling, no sugar coating and honestly put. Well done-

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thanks Bren.

      It's a release of turbulent thoughts to be sure.

      X

  • 2 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Another great piece with vivid imagery and strong emotion. Loved it. Milly x

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thank you mills.

      Emotion yes but I'm not sure about imagery. Perhaps I don't always see it, unless I'm writing something of fantasy in which case the images are pretty real in my head.

      If I can tweak the one I'm writing to what I think I like the fantasy fans should love it.

      Craig x

  • 2 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    Another side of you has been displayed here above all
    I like the honesty and putting forth all that you have and are...
    keep penning, take care

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Hi Meena

      Not seen you about for a wee while.

      Only a little of this poem is about me. Much of it is about how some people seem to give up and quit when things get rough

      Craig x

  • 2 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    I love your rough honesty and style. Enjoyed reading. All the best to you

  • 2 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    This is fantastic Craig. You always write with such conviction! :-) x
    =^.^=

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thank you Mad Cat Lady.not sure if conviction and myself have ever been associated before but I'll take that lol

      Craig x

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thank you and thank you so much for the nomination

      Craig x

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thank you and thank you so much for the nomination

      Craig x

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