05 November 2009

Chapbook Challenge

Well, those of you involved in that challenge may have noticed I "disappeared". I have decided to not do this challenge as my studies in graduate school are becoming more demanding. I had to give up something, and this was the obvious choice. As I feel the need to be creative with words, I will definitely post the poems here.

02 November 2009

2009 PAD Chapbook Challenge has begun

Here are the first two poems I have written for the challenge:

November 1, 2009

Entering Something New

A new universe

A new sound

A new smell

We enter something new

A new sight

A new feeling

A new world

We enter something new

The old is long

but forgotten

The old is nowhere

to be found

As we enter something new...


November 2, 2009

The Canon’s End

Standing on top of the hill

the canon points forward

Aimed for the enemy at hand

I stand there and wait for the order

And when the order is called

I light the fuse and look on

The canon points toward the advance

As I stare down its barrel and watch

And then the fuse hits her mark

and "Boom!" the ball is shot out

Soaring away from us all

Yet, I stare down the barrel and stall.