Left Behind In May

d’Verse Poets Pub – Poetics: Limbo
Take a break or keep writing? I think I know the answer to that.

Left Behind in May


this poem has been left hanging –
languishing in limbo, cast aside,
out of date, too late for PAD
it is twiddling its thumbs
humming on an empty stage
with its meter running low
it’s a free verse for the taking
marking time on sore feet
until opportunity comes again
as leaves flutter down

8 thoughts on “Left Behind In May

  1. I have a few of these, Candy, left languishing in poetry limbo, just waiting for a prompt or a call for submissions to breathe them back to life. I love the image of a poem ‘twiddling its thumbs / humming on an empty stage’ – one of our many poetic children hoping to be in the school play or concert.

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  2. My apologies for replying so late – life and work intruded.

    Smiles – indeed, and the last line is so well turned.

    Thanks for adding to the Limbo prompt

    ~ M

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