Monday, 11 April 2011

Exposing Myself

I recently joined a Creative Writing Group and have found a lovely place to share the words inside me in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. And that made me think that Blogland would be a good place to 'expose myself' as it too is a friendly and supportive place.

We were given the title 'Why Didn't You Call?' and this was my offering.

Only silence.
No ricochet of voices
Nor footfall on the stair.
Inhabiting a
Museum of Memories,
I am the Curator now
it seems.
Preserving the past
For posterity
or for
House Clearance.

There were three babies.
Now all scattered, successful
When tiny

I marvelled at their
Grew up to be
Just plain invisible.
I keep their photo frames
Neatly polished
In the hope
They may
Drop by.

Outside there are family noises.
Cheery children &
Feet scrunching
Before the slamming of car doors.
The designated driver
Not quite as merry as the rest.
Another day,
Like any other
Is over and so,
I tear the page
from the calendar.
The 25th December
Lies crumpled
In the wastebasket.
Why didn't you call?


  1. Oh My Goodness, Penny - you have found your inner writer! This is such a moving piece, I really felt the quiet of the lonely day, the sadness of remembering and the disappointment.



  2. Oh wow Penny, that's powerful.
    I look forward to reading more.
    ...and I LOVE the new blog look!
    xoxo Kim

  3. You know I LOVE this, Penny!

  4. Wow. This is wonderful. Please keep on sharing.

  5. A powerful piece, Penny. Enjoy the group and foster your talent!

  6. Amazing piece of beautiful writing it made me feel so sad - amazing stuff!

    Loving the new blog look too!

  7. Beautiful! I adore poetry and was actually planning on writing another one today.
    Thanks so much for visiting me and following my Conversational Blog...i do hope you will take the time to visit my main Creative Carmelina blog.
    It really was such a pleasure meeting and reading you!
    Off to poke around here some more!

    Ciao Bella

    Creative Carmelina

  8. Such a beautiful Poem very vivid! love to hear more !!!

    Hugs June

  9. We may live miles apart but I could totally relate...understand...empathize with your powerful words. Thank you for visiting my post yesterday. I think I will learn from your prose...Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  10. This is so moving Betsy, it tugged on my heart. I'm there now, moving into another phase of my life and you have described the feeliengs and the lonliness perfectly. Keep at it!

  11. OMG, this is fantastic Penny, you certainly have a talent, your words moved me with the sadness of this powerful piece. Thanks for sharing, and hope to hear more! :)
    Jan x

  12. Wonderful! I think it takes courage to share your words with others...
    I loved how you ended it with "Why didn't you call?" Powerful!

  13. this is another excellent should be published

  14. Penny, it's been a real treat to sit here and read your poetry. I'm terrible about visiting blogs on a regular basis. I come sporadically and read a lot in one sitting. Too disorganized to do anything on a regular basis:) I have writing dreams -- a cozy mystery or two centered around my French postcards. I live in a super small town -- wish I had the support of a writer's group. You are certainly blossoming with yours. A bientot!


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