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Calling all creative minds to a poetic collaboration – “while you were away”

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Hi Everyone,

I thought I would start my first collaboration for this year. This time the prompt will be “while you were away”. As usual, I will start off, and you can join in by posting your additions in the comments. You can see a past example of a collaboration via this link:Β https://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/calling-all-poetscreative-minds-writing-letters-by-the-moonlight/

I will take comments in the order they come. Each contributor will be listed at the bottom in the same color as their addition. You can contribute more than once if inspiration strikes. I will have this open till the end of February. Thank you all and hope to see you all join in! Please share the event with others who may be interested. πŸ™‚

 

While you were away…

the night retired for the day

the colors changed

and the leavesΒ swayed,

with the wind…

while you were away.

 

They all looked for him everywhere
While he was away
All they could find was a few photographs and a no. 3 jersey
While he was away
Finally they found him in fond memories
And realised he was never away

 

While you were away
The thaw came far too soon
I spent my nights
Howling at the moon
Sadly whistling our tune
And totally acting
Like a loon
Arguing with the heights
While you were away

 

While you were away
The night and day were the same
without you being there
lacking your smile β€˜n’ laughter
showed me my emptiness inside
rather than sink away in despair
I kept myself furiously busy
driving myself almost into a tizzy
Without you my muse
I felt lost and confused
like a rudderless ship
cocooned in a fog
While you were away

 

While you were away

I was away

In a place far away

On wings that never swayed

Above clouds ever grey

Leaving behind what is frayed

Return to all we made

When we both were away

 

while you were away
I counted each moment
that passed so slowly
while the rain fell
on my dreams

 

While you were away
I took the time to dream
About my life with you in it
An endless flowing stream

It took me far away that stream
But not away from you
In fact it only led me closer
To what my heart sees through

 

While you were away
You were ever among us
Our thoughts rising
To comfort you
Your enforced absence
Our loss and yours
Yor voice the barest
Whisper of communion
While you were away

 

While you were away
I gazed at the stars
and remembered your eyes
the flowers blossomed
and I remembered your love
the seasons passed
and I gave thanks for our time together

 

While you were away…
The ponies no longer played
The frost fell
and the flowers decayed,
withering my soul…
while you were away.

 

while
you were away
I existed

 

While you were away
The music seemed dull
The roses failed to bloom
Even in sunshine, I could feel
The icy hands of darkness, firm and still….

 

While you were away
I was here to stay
Neha came out to play
On that bright and sunny day
With her toes in the bay
While Amy way in the hay
That is where she lay
During the month of May
We all had fun today

 

Visited pockets of myself

That I often neglect

Sorrow, tears,

Anger,

Pieces of Michael’s set

An entire conglomerate

At any rate

I’m inclined to rewind

So you take witness, of what it took,

For me to be here,

The pre-requisite grind

… While you were away

 

While you were away,
my heart expanded
exploring new pathways
journeying inside and out
my life has grown
and yet I have not lost you
we are still holding the
same thread
forever woven into
both of our hearts.
You never left.
while you were away

 

i remembered how to sway
while you were away

i hunted for all the open doorways
while you were away

all the walls fell down
while you were away

i found i love myself anyway
while you were away

i finally learned how to stay
while you were away

 

While you were away
my heart learned
how to live without
inhaling happiness

 

Contributors:

Neha

Prateek (Β lifeinquantums.wordpress.comΒ )Β 

Trent (Β trentsworldblog.wordpress.comΒ )Β 

bjgaulton (Β bjgaulton.wordpress.com)Β 

Wade Lancaster (lancasterwade.wordpress.com)Β 

Maureen (kiwissoar.wordpress.com)

Erika (erikakind.wordpress.com)

scottishmomus (scottishmomus.wordpress.com)

Brad (Β writingtofreedom.wordpress.com)

sonsothunder (techstopcafe.com)

Maureen (kiwissoar.wordpress.com)

Maniparna (maniparna5002.wordpress.com)

jbcowgill (jbcowgill.wordpress.com)

Michael (originaldante.wordpress.com)

grimshaw65 (agrimshawblog.wordpress.com)

avixenatgloaming (avixenatgloaming.wordpress.com)

Sobiamoon (sobiamoon.wordpress.com)

 

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Author: forgottenmeadows

I am a dreamer and a writer who loves to ponder on the words of the soul.

66 thoughts on “Calling all creative minds to a poetic collaboration – “while you were away”

  1. They all looked for him everywhere
    While he was away
    All they could find was a few photographs and a no. 3 jersey
    While he was away
    Finally they found him in fond memories
    And realised he was never away

  2. While you were away
    The thaw came far too soon
    I spent my nights
    Howling at the moon
    Sadly whistling our tune
    And totally acting
    Like a loon
    Arguing with the heights
    While you were away

  3. While you were away
    The night and day were the same
    without you being there
    lacking your smile ‘n’ laughter
    showed me my emptiness inside
    rather than sink away in despair
    I kept myself furiously busy
    driving myself almost into a tizzy
    Without you my muse
    I felt lost and confused
    like a rudderless ship
    cocooned in a fog
    While you were away

  4. While you were away

    I was away

    In a place far away

    On wings that never swayed

    Above clouds ever grey

    Leaving behind what is frayed

    Return to all we made

    When we both were away

  5. while you were away
    I counted each moment
    that passed so slowly
    while the rain fell
    on my dreams

  6. While you were away
    I took the time to dream
    About my life with you in it
    An endless flowing stream

    It took me far away that stream
    But not away from you
    In fact it only led me closer
    To what my heart sees through

    Thank you, Neha! What a lovely idea!

  7. While you were away
    You were ever among us
    Our thoughts rising
    To comfort you
    Your enforced absence
    Our loss and yours
    Yor voice the barest
    Whisper of communion
    While you were away

  8. While you were away
    I gazed at the stars
    and remembered your eyes
    the flowers blossomed
    and I remembered your love
    the seasons passed
    and I gave thanks for our time together

  9. While you were away…
    The ponies no longer played
    The frost fell
    and the flowers decayed,
    withering my soul…
    while you were away.

  10. Pingback: Weekend Reminder – Collaboration, “While you were away” | forgottenmeadows

  11. while
    you were away
    I existed

  12. While you were away
    The music seemed dull
    The roses failed to bloom
    Even in sunshine, I could feel
    The icy hands of darkness, firm and still….

  13. While you were away
    I was here to stay
    Neha came out to play
    On that bright and sunny day
    With her toes in the bay
    While Amy way in the hay
    That is where she lay
    During the month of May
    We all had fun today

  14. Visited pockets of myself

    That I often neglect

    Sorrow, tears,

    Anger,

    Pieces of Michael’s set

    An entire conglomerate

    At any rate

    I’m inclined to rewind

    So you take witness, of what it took,

    For me to be here,

    The pre-requisite grind

    … While you were away

  15. While you were away,
    my heart expanded
    exploring new pathways
    journeying inside and out
    my life has grown
    and yet I have not lost you
    we are still holding the
    same thread
    forever woven into
    both of our hearts.
    You never left.
    while you were away.

  16. i remembered how to sway
    while you were away

    i hunted for all the open doorways
    while you were away

    all the walls fell down
    while you were away

    i found i love myself anyway
    while you were away

    i finally learned how to stay
    while you were away

  17. A great idea, Neha! What a way to garner inspiration πŸ™‚

  18. While you were away
    my heart learned
    how to live without
    inhaling happiness

  19. Reblogged this on forgottenmeadows and commented:

    And here is the fabulous collaboration! Thank you to all who participated πŸ™‚ Please feel free to share on your own blogs and to friends πŸ™‚

  20. Pingback: While You Were Away (Collaboration) « Original-Dante

  21. Wow! That’s quite the work Neha. It’s great to see how many bloggers entered into this collaboration.
    πŸ™‚ ❀

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