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Flummery by Elizabeth M Wrobel A short poem about a cool word. [45 words]
Tired Of You by August Nyghts - [157 words]
There… by August Nyghts - [46 words]
Somethings by August Nyghts - [76 words]
Racing by August Nyghts - [185 words]
In Soulitude by August Nyghts - [205 words]
In My Garden by August Nyghts - [183 words]
Random Acts
Your Gonna Miss Me by Ralph R Martinez - [136 words]
Without Her Pretty Face by Ralph R Martinez - [93 words]
Who Is My Mom? by L A Winterburn A soppy poem I wrote for my mom on her birthday. [65 words]
White Washed Walls, A Collection by Pearl S Acollection of verse: White Washed Walls: Something that came to me while I w... [707 words]
Whispers On The Wind by Judith Goff Something ghostly this way comes... [92 words]
Weep by Kendra Johnson A poem that personifys emotions. [115 words]
Unconciously Wanting by Alberto Pupo Wanting unconciously to reveal.. [108 words]
To My Muse by Alberto Pupo An ode to her. [118 words]
To Enlighten by Alberto Pupo A most noble quest to stroke the ego. [95 words]
Time For Goodnight by David W Ledger A poem I wrote as a lullabye for my children. [122 words]
This Man Of Mine by Judith Goff - [95 words]
The Two Evils by Stuart Eric Longridge There is something wrong with the law,criminals protecting criminals. [119 words]
The Flood by Stuart Eric Longridge A bit wet. [220 words]
Tardy by Flipanmc About being late in high school. Boy, can you tell I was a good student? Actually this is about my friend... [79 words]
Super Bowl High by Judith Goff I've been a Bucs fan from the first inauspicious fumbling in the dark to tonight's awesome Supe... [109 words]
Summer Squeeze by August Nyghts Title says it all. [90 words]
Suicide by M Q Walters Standing on the edge. [137 words]
Standing On The Edge Of Depression by R Bennett Okerstrom Self-worth, self-pity and self-confidence. [137 words]
Spoon by Tessa This poem is for Jonathan- as requested (demanded?! J/K). My promise has been kept. This came out of a co... [45 words]
Speaking Of Which by Alberto Pupo To speak. [96 words]
Sleep Wars by Flipanmc I am and always will be a night owl. This is about (not) getting up for school. I wrote it back in h... [92 words]
Slave by Rae You decide who/what it's about... [58 words]
Scarecrow by David B Doc Byron A poem about a scarecrow. What else can I say? [80 words]
Soon by L A Winterburn A love poem. [61 words]
Primal by Judith Goff - [26 words]
Opening Up by Peter Rivendell Am I no longer enjoying my job...? [198 words]
Mind Trap by Stuart Eric Longridge - [93 words]
Millineums Later by David B Doc Byron A scorned lover reflects on the past. [76 words]
Memories Of Her by Alberto Pupo Only a memory. [102 words]
Makes No Difference by Pearl S Not the Sum 41 song. [120 words]
Love Drug by Stuart Eric Longridge Transforming times. [115 words]
Jailed In Her Heart by Ralph R Martinez A poem about seeing a girl in a room. [81 words]
Iraq Attack Part 2 by Stuart Eric Longridge A better explanation of events. [346 words]
Imaginary Lover by Judith Goff - [74 words]
He Whispers by Tessa I couldn't get this Devil (a poet, no less!) out of my thoughts any other way but to write him out.... [87 words]
Games by Judith Goff - [103 words]
Frightbaby by David B Doc Byron A young ghoul's nursery rhyme. [94 words]
Emergence Of The Optimist by Alberto Pupo Emerging from the ashes of the Pessimist. [160 words]
Dreamscape: The Thirst by R Bennett Okerstrom It even happens in your dreams. [77 words]
Dream State by Stuart Eric Longridge Reflection. [258 words]
Detroit Begging by Tessa Ok - I was pretty annoyed this morning that I was asked for some change by this panhandler who ... [269 words]
Destiny Of Fools by Alberto Pupo Are we fools destined for something, or is destiny for fools. [90 words]
Deliberate Intentions In The 4th Dimension by Stuart Eric Longridge Create your own reality. [244 words]
Deathchant by David B Doc Byron A goodbye song for the dearly departed. [37 words]
Craving by Tessa I wrote this in about 5 minutes and it probably shows- but I was craving and had to write it out of my ... [34 words]
Cosmic Chemotheraphy by Stuart Eric Longridge A follow up to Astrogenetics. [159 words]
Cheer Up by Stuart Eric Longridge It's happening now. [345 words]
Caress by Rae Took excerpts from In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan and The Knife by Richard Selzer and made the... [76 words]
Best Friend by Peter Rivendell Sometimes you can`t even choose your friends. [62 words]
Astrogenetics by Stuart Eric Longridge Our star signs should really be taken from conception. I think. [50 words]
Ambiguous Art by Alberto Pupo Delve deeper to find meaning perhaps... [83 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
Random Acts
DESCRIPTION
Written by writing lines at random and then organising them into a more "organic" kind of flow - and somehow, it tells a story and makes sense. Just an experiment, but a telling one?
[204 words]
AUTHOR
Peter Rivendell
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Who me? Born in 1962. Wrote prolifically as a teenager, heavily influenced by books & the music of the time. Stopped writing for 20 years more or less. But started again...
Some of the work here dates from the "early period" - 1979-1982. The rest is since 2000.
I`ve no idea whether I`m a better writer now or then. Maybe I was never any good! I`ve always wondered.
Feedback most welcome...

I've not visited this site at all since January 2006 as I shortly after discovered the unfettred joys of blogging. I'm still writing and actually had a very good summer of writing. I'm posting a recent poem here now but all my recent work is available on my blog - take a look - http://peter-rivendell-poems.blogspot.com/

[December 2006]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (53)
A Bright Blue Cloudless Sky (Poetry) A cheery work about emotional displacement, I suppose is one way of putting it. But whatever you think. [184 words]
Across Fields (Poetry) - [25 words] [Relationships]
Adventure Playground (Poetry) - [113 words]
Afraid Of Buildings (Poetry) Written one unhappy morning, but I got a poem out of it... [132 words]
Arriving (Poetry) Just a poem about the way I`ve been feeling lately. [65 words]
At Sea (Poetry) - [39 words]
Best Friend (Poetry) Sometimes you can`t even choose your friends. [62 words]
Catch The Moon (Poetry) An uncertain tale of "forbidden" love. [92 words]
Confusion 1 (Poetry) A game with destiny? You decide. [169 words]
Curiosity Of Nations (Poetry) The destruction of an old way of living leads to escape and renewal. [254 words]
Decisions (Poetry) - [59 words]
Decisions Of Allegiance (Poetry) As a teenager, I revealed my most precious secret to my best friend - my love for him. He rejected me. That painful experience influenced some of the thoughts in this poem. [150 words]
Deep Water (Poetry) Just another day. I know this feeling but we`re not close friends, fortunately. [107 words]
Distortion (Poetry) Written about a million years ago, but still makes a kind of sense...? [129 words]
Drowned (Poetry) A lyric for a love song of sorts - [293 words]
Echoes On Water (Poetry) - [19 words]
Expedition (Poetry) A view of the future? Or a view of the past? Is there any difference? [170 words]
Falling (Poetry) the first poem I wrote after years of not writing... it`s about a feeling that I often have lately, that somewhere along the line, something`s gone horribly wrong and I can`t quite put my finger on it... [132 words]
Flow (Poetry) - [106 words]
Flowers That Only Last A Day (Poetry) - [40 words]
Global Warming (Poetry) - [64 words]
Gone (Poetry) Being miserable is the new black. [197 words]
Heart Of Our Home. (Poetry) Betrayal is not always the greatest betrayal. [83 words]
I Wait (Poetry) Another tale of urban anxiety... probably as much a song as a poem. [133 words]
In Memoriam (Poetry) Short and bitter-sweet. [38 words]
Isolation (Poetry) A poem about... [26 words]
Magazine (Poetry) This poem was inspired by the Berlin novels of Christopher Isherwood (which inspired the musical "Cabaret"). It`s a story set at the moment when you realise that while you`ve been oblivious to events ... [251 words]
Marching Band (Poetry) When love fades... a lyric as much as a poem... [96 words]
Nightscape (Poetry) - [100 words]
Nightwalk (Poetry) About walking alone at night. That`s it. [193 words]
Opening Up (Poetry) Am I no longer enjoying my job...? [198 words]
Paused In Traffic. (Poetry) The January blues, I guess. [100 words]
Performers (Poetry) When you feel like an outsider, sometimes you hope no one ever notices... Written when I was 18. Seems strange to me now, but can just about remember feeling like this - glad I was able to write it do... [239 words]
Pierrot (Poetry) A love letter, after a fashion. [196 words]
Pushing The River (Poetry) - [39 words]
Sarcophagus (Poetry) Grief and betrayal in a bleak landscape. [204 words]
Scared (Poetry) - [74 words]
Scratched To Grey (Poetry) ... being in love with someone who can never love you back... [145 words]
Sequence (Poetry) Playing and losing a game with fate. [202 words]
Silent Command (Poetry) - [208 words]
Swimming Against The Tide (Poetry) - [90 words]
The Beating Of Wings (Poetry) For you to decide. [254 words]
The Fundamental Loneliness And Futility Of Our Lives In The Context Of The Vast Infinity Of Time And Space... (Poetry) A feeling. [28 words]
The Storm Inside Him (Poetry) The Storm Inside Him [108 words]
The Trees (Control) (Poetry) It`s up to you to decide. I know what I think. (Title: Control - but that was already taken) [161 words]
Thoughts Of A War (Poetry) Leaving home... [240 words]
Threats (Poetry) Sometimes, even in a crowded place you can feel totally alone... [73 words] [Gay & Lesbian]
Trapped In The Masque (Poetry) A dark hymn for troubled times. [120 words]
Triptych (Poetry) Three linked poems about alienation. [339 words]
Two (Poetry) Just a fragment... but it tells the whole story. [24 words]
Unending Rain (Poetry) Crime doesn`t pay. [76 words]
Wave (Poetry) - [34 words]
When Winter Comes (Poetry) The struggle to connect. [148 words]
Random Acts
Peter Rivendell

How the rain fell in those last days.
Wintry clouds scattered the lilac sky.
Startled by the light, he was unable to move away.

The waterside gave him a feeling of release.
Headlights from the thoroughfare flashed like some poorly equipped discotheque.
The light from the moon made everything silver dipped.
Feeling that he was falling was so much easier to bear than the fear of landing.
He was terrified the noise would stop,
Or start again,
Or whatever it was, or wasn`t, doing now.
The wet wood felt like raw meat beneath his hands.
He pulled away, gunfire startled.
It was only when the salt touched his lips that he had any idea at all that he was crying.
How could there be so much pouring out of him?
He knew that no one in the world truly loved him and felt only relief.

Warmth surrounded him, as if he was being lowered into a bath.
If he could only remain warm and safe, would all the horrors of the world cease to exist?
Even an angel would have no time for someone who had so little faith in anything.
He checked his body for telltale signs that he was still capable of any life at all.
He looked at his hands and had no idea who they belonged to.
      
      
      

 

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"Peter, very impressive ... very much how a lot of people must feel in this very uncertain world we live in!" -- Judith Goff.
"Peter... as one who was military during that damn Nam thing, this echos some all too familiar feelings. Am I reading your intention correctly? Very descriptive! Very engaging. Thanks." -- James E, Tallahassee, FL, USA.
"I am happy if anyone finds meaning in my "work". I`m thrilled if this poem touched you. Thanks." -- Peter Rivendell.
"i'm glad i have insomnia when i get to read quality work like this." -- Daniel.

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