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In Memoriam by Peter Rivendell Short and bitter-sweet. [38 words]
Magazine by Peter Rivendell This poem was inspired by the Berlin novels of Christopher Isherwood (which inspired the musical "Caba... [251 words]
Twisted Racism by August Nyghts ....its been too taboo to talk about but it exists! Racism Sucks anyway you look at it. I am ju... [356 words]
Extinct by August Nyghts - [151 words]
Deep Water by Peter Rivendell Just another day. I know this feeling but we`re not close friends, fortunately. [107 words]
Cheated by J L Watts Wrote this in about half an hour, hope it doesn't tell! Inspired by Ted Hughes, and along the same line... [29 words]
.-Phobia-. by Jaycob Soriano A poem about the reason why i feel uneasy whenever i'm riding any vehicle. [5 words]
Wings by Keri McGriff - [17 words]
Whore by Jason ''The Bloodman'' Taylor Blood isn't always what vampires lust for.... [74 words]
Wake Up by Keri McGriff - [16 words]
Unspoken by Buxton My first ever entry here. Don't laugh. [71 words]
Unending by Lisa Diaz-Meyer Just a poem. [55 words]
Troubled Mind by J L Watts In this poem I have tried to show the anxities of life that we feel, through images of feelings t... [90 words]
Timebomb by David B Doc Byron A poem dedicated to the late Ted Bundy. [155 words]
Thoughtless Crime by Rowan Davies Another Ed Gein (The Plainfield Psycho) related poem. Well, no one reads my stuff unless it's... [155 words]
The Decision by Mike Schiller - [1,133 words]
The Darkness by Theresa A Myers A poem about darkness taking over. [61 words]
Run Away by Tessa I'm restless and have this insane need to get away from everyone and everything... maybe I just need a... [87 words]
Our Ignorance, Our Sight by Eric A Hofmann I just sat down and wanted to seek out the big picture of why we believe and act the w... [106 words]
Not Who I'm Supposed To Be by Pearl S I said it was poetry but it isn't really. I don't know what to call it, but it's the... [373 words]
Nightwalk by Peter Rivendell About walking alone at night. That`s it. [193 words]
Misguided Man by Eric A Hofmann I wrote this poem in my Study of Lit. class. It is about my bad relationship with my father. not... [67 words]
Love Still Whispers by George Wilson - [104 words]
Iraq Attack Part 3 by Stuart Eric Longridge Just following our great world wide movie. [260 words]
Into The Darkness by Tessa For The Devil. Thank you for corrupting my soul in the sweetest, slowest, and most gentle way... [229 words]
Imposter by David B Doc Byron A drug addict reflects back on her life after her arrest. [94 words]
His Shirt by Tessa Funny how a piece of clothing can stir up moments in time... [102 words]
Hangover by Tessa This is for Andrea... (And maybe Wade too, since he supplied most of our drinks!) For our night of cra... [139 words]
Green Eyes by Keri McGriff - [15 words]
Gorilla by Lawrence Peters - [169 words]
For The Devil by Tessa - [118 words]
Exorcism by Tessa For The Devil- I'm going back into the Light. I cannot stay in the dark- eternal damnation is just not... [98 words]
Exhausted by Tessa Rainy days... are sometimes downright depressing. Where is the sunshine?!?! This is what came out of ... [45 words]
.- Enigma -. by Jaycob Soriano A poem about paranoia. [17 words]
Death Of A Grandmother by Ashley Burdett I recently lost my grandmother and wrote a poem in her honor... [359 words]
Dancing Lights by Keri McGriff - [10 words]
Contemplating by Tessa Wrote this after I wrote Illumination when the Damn Devil was still hunting me... not sure if it'... [81 words]
As Of Yet Untiltled by Aaron Woodside Just wrote it one night on a whim. Not really sure if people can make sense out of it. I'... [125 words]
Abra Cadavera by David B Doc Byron The dead have a big party. [87 words]
Abomination by David B Doc Byron A poem dedicated to H.P. Lovecraft. [70 words]
3 A.M. by David B Doc Byron - [128 words]
Is It Worth It ? by Paul James Moore - [88 words]
Window by Tessa Broken hearts... Seems to be what's most written about. Found this last night. Written 01/28/96 after a ... [140 words]
When I Wrote A Poem.... by Muhammad Umer Gorsi This poem is just a humble effort which depicts the feelings of a juvenile, who very fi... [95 words]
What Will Happen Next? by Roberto J Moreno It's about traveling and time. [188 words]
Waiting And Waiting by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi - [63 words]
Tombstones by David B Doc Byron You figure it out. [225 words]
The Trees (Control) by Peter Rivendell It`s up to you to decide. I know what I think. (Title: Control - but that was already taken... [161 words]
The Second Comings by Stuart Eric Longridge You have only to look outside the illusion. [466 words]
The Missing Link by Ryon Smith Comparable to my earlier work and work to come. Vision of my mind and soul. [87 words]
Taste Of Defeat by J L Watts Something you don't see a lot of is boxing poetry, so I have attempted the defeat of a boxer he... [91 words]
Sounds Of Silence And What I Can't Say by Pearl S - [358 words]
Soulful Drippings by Wandering Minstrel A few poems for those who disappear in the masses and moolight as ghosts. [216 words]
She Calls My Name by Roberto J Moreno It's just a poem I wrote out of mental blindness. [118 words]
Semblance by Joshua Ortiz Can one overcome the various trials of life? [192 words]
Richard From Richardson Tennessee by The Birdman My best work. [58 words]
Phase To Phase by August Nyghts Moments in my head. [159 words]
One Fateful Night by Diane Copeland Love poetry. [26 words]
My Addiction by Tessa I find myself addicted... [169 words]
Lovers Never Die by Sadaf Shahab A man is died He is born to die It never counts Why he died Who is died When he died If an... [37 words]
Love Denied by Jeffrey (George) Winter - [171 words]
Love And Sacrifice by David B Doc Byron Werewolves, man!!!!! [147 words]
Lifelights by David B Doc Byron You figure it out. [237 words]
Lies To Succumb To Her Passion by Reagan Rothe A poem I wrote about someone that is sometimes dear to me and sometimes not... I... [151 words]
Le Fabulous Adventour by Roberto J Moreno It's a poem about my ex and I on a trip we took to the Keys. [214 words]
Late Night Train by J L Watts Kind of my take on Jack the Ripper taking the 22.30 to London Paddington. [53 words]
Kierkegaards Mascaline Swan by Andrew French Experimental poetry. [49 words]
I Wait
Forbidden Light by J L Watts Quite dark and I'm not sure it reveals anything, definitely need some lighter material! [28 words]
Faces by David B Doc Byron A deformed girl finds a way to become beautiful. [140 words]
Drowned by Peter Rivendell A lyric for a love song of sorts - [293 words]
Distortion by Peter Rivendell Written about a million years ago, but still makes a kind of sense...? [129 words]
Distance by J L Watts Remember not to critcise too much- I'm a fragile soul! Have I just inadvertly thrown myself to the lio... [43 words]
Bored Clouds Of A Scattered Sky by J L Watts Trying to capture the essence of boredom through nature references. Not entirel... [64 words]
Anguish by Tessa Found this poem recently. Wrote it in high school. My, was I a sad, sad girl. I remember those depresse... [93 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
I Wait
DESCRIPTION
Another tale of urban anxiety...
probably as much a song as a poem.
[133 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]
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]
Random Acts (Poetry) 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]
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]
I Wait
Peter Rivendell

When I`m gone
There`s always something there
Something that lingers
Like a breeze in still night air
I can sense it in darkness
I can sense it in rain
When I get up and leave you
I sense it as pain
It`s there in my movements
It`s there in my step
When I get up and leave you
I sense it`s regret
It follows to hotels
It`s draped on my car
At the moment of breakthrough
It`s a subconscious laugh

I wait in crowded rooms
I wait in sudden bars
I wait beneath the moon
Then hide in cinemas
I wait with cigarettes
I wait with loaded glance
I wait with nameless loves
I wait for look askance
But nothing seems to change
And nothing stays the same
There`s one fragment of truth
There`s one thing that remains

When I`m gone
There`s always something there
Something that lingers
Like a breeze in still night air
I wait and I wait
But I wait in vain

 

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STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
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