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Calling all Creative Minds/Poets/Artists to a poetic collaboration – “On The Way”

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image copyright neha 2017

 

Hello Everyone,

I invite you all to my brand new poetic collaboration, On The Way.  You can write anything that is inspired by the prompt, I am only accepting new poetry at this time. Everyone is welcome to participate and I will add your contribution in the order they come and list the author (and blog link if listed) beneath the post. You may contribute as many times as you wish. Please note that hateful language is not acceptable and I will remove any post I find inappropriate. If you want to see a previous example of my collaborations you can visit here Please add your contributions in the comment section. Please include the actual verse not just the blog link in order to be considered. The collaboration will be open until December 11, 2017 until 11:59 pm E.S.T. Thank you all! So without further ado, I will start us off and hope to see you all join me in creating another beautiful, creative, collaborative, piece!

 

She stumbled on sunshine
that peeked through grey clouds,
on the way home.

poetry by Neha
forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com

 

 

Following the path
I knew I was on the way
Toward better days

poetry by Dorinda Duclos
dorindaduclos.com

 

 

On the way
to a better life
she found herself

By Denise Fletcher © 2017

 

 

I dashed through dandelions
Scattering seeds, to dainty fall
Each a wish; wanting them all

poetry by Diana
korlaet.wordpress.com

 

 

Sometimes you’re leaving
In order to find the way
That’s leading you home

Poetry by Erika Kind
erikakind.me

 

 

on the way down
dandelions and daisies
distracted David’s day

Poetry by Brad V
writingtofreedom.wordpress.com

 

 

On the way to something so beautiful
He stopped and took her by the hand
And they continued on together

poetry by Sylvester
syl65.wordpress.com

 

 

surrendering all
these human shells transforming
diaphanous wings
flying in the massive sky
towards heaven’s pristine gates
distant tolling of church bells

poetry by Dorna Hainds
Madasahatter572.wordpress.com

 

 

Words sometimes get lost,
on the way from Creativity,
the Destinations get crossed,
as Inspiration is quite finicky,
but Poetry always gets the best,
maybe Fantasy, and Passion, too;
yet Lyrics, and Fiction take the rest,
leaving Bloggers to make do,
with whatever scraps they can find,
to get published by the deadline,
and I’m left wanting more,
I know my writing isn’t Pure,
it’s tainted with Pain and Misery,
from a bloody Bitter history,
Darkness, Agony, and Woe,
follow me wherever I go,
but it seems along the way,
Hope and Resilience,
decided to stay,
which makes a difference,
words are harder to find in the Light,
Happiness and Joy jumble my thoughts,
and I often find I miss the Night,
for there, words are never at a loss,
on the way from a freshly Broken heart,
their structure alone can rip you apart,
when they’re spewed from lips of Rage,
the heat and fire burns down the stage,
the audience gives standing Ovations,
yet they’re so Impatient,
demanding an encore,
and I become a desperate whore,
Lost between Pain and Love…

Poetry by Grabbety Covens
grabbetycovens.wordpress.com

 

 

 

On Being A Soldier

A neophyte he was commissioned

In the elite forces

The glamour and glistening,

The perfect touch of the olive green

Was all so beckoning…

Little did he foresee

A cruel distortion of the valley;
A violent paradise!

After being on the qui vive

Amongst nameless faces

Garbed in camouflage battle fatigues

Watching the crowd gingerly

For hours together…

Fighting off the monotony

With vacant eyes,

Plastic expressions

And abandoned thoughts

That old confident strut and swagger

Has returned.

Poetry By Ranjeeta Nath Ghai
https://atrangizindagieksafar.com/

 

 

Wait for Me

On the way,
memories lunged
from dark corners.
I fought that fight with my heart –
and on the way
I set free brooding angels willing to leave
the darkness’ sticky hold –
and I
saw the light shine on you,
I cried when you basked in its hope
and new possibilites –
but you didn’t know I could see.
On the way,
when daylight rained down and howling,
treacherous gales forced their way –
I endured them.
From now on we will decide
where the leaves
will fall, and if the sun comes again,
it will shine where we say –
then it will always shine, on the way…
to you.

 

Poetry by Anita Lubesh
https://writingasitcomes.wordpress.com

 

 

 

A Poem is like a walk
A walk inside my mind
In all its nooks and crannies
where I’m storing the sunshine

Every time I revisit a corner
a drop of creativity falls through
The brilliant thought paves the ways
and the words show me the way through

The stroll through the darkest thoughts and feelings are too scary
Everyone wishes to skip the way
Not the face the way the way it is

The path has its twists and turns
It is easy to get lost in them
Delightful as it may sound
Hurt, pain, and anxiety are quietly taking shelter here

A burst of happiness and joy will sometimes pop up
Gives you the relief and strength to make the journey
Pluck a smile here and there
And make your life a little perky.

As exhilarating as it may sound
Be warned before you want to restart
Are you ready to relive
all the hurt and pain of the past

A walk in my mind is not so easy as it seems
It allures you to enter without the feeling of being seen.

Poetry by Megha
https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/what-is-a-poem/

 

 

 

On the way
I found myself
I had lost myself
On the way
Yet when I found
Myselfe again
I was renewed
Transformed
Better than before
Because sometimes
When we lose oursleves
We learn our way
Again
As we are on the way
Then
When we find ourslevs
We are better
Because we gained
Wisdom and understanding
On the way

Poetry by Pete Gardner
(petertgardner.wordpress.com)

 

 

 

Somewhere on the way
between heaven and earth
where life forces are shaped
and destinies intertwined,
two souls prepared for a mix
of earth, wind and fire,
bursting into a crimson helix
that would become a love
pure and untainted,
Carefully stored away, it waited
ready to be activated when eyes met
and an unspoken unbreakable bond
began to suddenly take shape.

Poetry by https://thoughtsparkweb.wordpress.com/

 

 

On the way to my centre,

I skimmed the journey, retrospectively,

Witnessed all too late,

The many dimensions I had yet to see

Leaked my identity 

Through black on white,

The only language I speak.

Semantics, connotations of my poetry

Underscores and solidi, mark how I,

Identify, mark, group and divide

The makings of my golden mind

There’s the world, how I understand it

Then everything else, in no particular order

On the way, to unravelling me

Their misstep was assuming what they see

Comes from what I write, these are words

That bear shape in thought form, 

Incising and making themselves known

Naturally, through this platform, put simply

What you read is a memory

Stirred in a dish as I wish,

I’ve written, been writing, will write

Tremor-inducing pieces

On the way to making infinity

Finite.

– Original-Dante ©2017
originaldante.wordpress.com

 

 

On the road
The dotted white line
Stretches ahead forever

Poetry by Ana Daksina
timelessclassics.wordpress.com

 

 

 

Sun knows who deserve to have the shadow and who don’t…

Poetry by: regzkaru.wordpress.com

 

 

The words free fall into the abysses of time
Each a mark of love, life, passion strife.
Yours and mine.

Poetry by: Komal Gupta@tejaswiniaura

tejaswiniaura.wordpress.com

 

 

 

On the way
To another day
Distracted by
Words at play
I wonder why
On the way
A new sunrises
The wise advises
Nothing new
But still so true
On the way
We make friends
It depends
On definition
Gained by repetition
On the way

Michael Romani on behalf of
https://alohapromisesforever.com/

 

 

 

On the way
From here to there
I went astray
Where the path
Branched
Following a thought
That led to a question
That invited exploration
That took me down paths
That carried me further
And further away
From where I meant
To be.
I got lost
On the way there
And found
Myself in
Another here.

copyright Margaret Mair, December 2017
Blog: https://mairimages.wordpress.com/interesting-things/

 

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Author: forgottenmeadows

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

79 thoughts on “Calling all Creative Minds/Poets/Artists to a poetic collaboration – “On The Way”

  1. Following the path

    I knew I was on my way

    Toward better days

    Poetry copyright Dorinda Duclos
    dorindaduclos.com

  2. Behave, can you delete the first entry with “my” please? Thank you

  3. Neha, can you delete the first entry with “my” please? Thank you

  4. Following the path
    I knew I was on the way
    Toward better days

    poetry by Dorinda Duclos
    dorindaduclos.com

  5. On the way
    to a better life
    she found herself

    By Denise Fletcher © 2017

  6. “I dashed through dandelions
    Scattering seeds, to dainty fall
    Each a wish; wanting them all”

    😊 Diana

  7. Sometimes you’re leaving
    In order to find the way
    That’s leading you home

    Thank you, Neha 💖

  8. on the way down
    dandelions and daisies
    distracted David’s day

  9. Pingback: On the Way ~ A #poetry #collaboration | Night Owl Poetry - Dorinda Duclos

  10. On the way to something so beautiful
    He stopped and took her by the hand
    And they continued on together

    syl65.wordpress.com
    Thank you, Neha

  11. surrendering all
    these human shells transforming
    diaphanous wings
    flying in the massive sky
    towards heaven’s pristine gates
    distant tolling of church bells

    poetry by Dorna Hainds
    Madasahatter572.wordpress.com

  12. Ok….it’s kind of long, sorry.

    Words sometimes get lost,
    on the way from Creativity,
    the Destinations get crossed,
    as Inspiration is quite finicky,
    but Poetry always gets the best,
    maybe Fantasy, and Passion, too;
    yet Lyrics, and Fiction take the rest,
    leaving Bloggers to make do,
    with whatever scraps they can find,
    to get published by the deadline,
    and I’m left wanting more,
    I know my writing isn’t Pure,
    it’s tainted with Pain and Misery,
    from a bloody Bitter history,
    Darkness, Agony, and Woe,
    follow me wherever I go,
    but it seems along the way,
    Hope and Resilience,
    decided to stay,
    which makes a difference,
    words are harder to find in the Light,
    Happiness and Joy jumble my thoughts,
    and I often find I miss the Night,
    for there, words are never at a loss,
    on the way from a freshly Broken heart,
    their structure alone can rip you apart,
    when they’re spewed from lips of Rage,
    the heat and fire burns down the stage,
    the audience gives standing Ovations,
    yet they’re so Impatient,
    demanding an encore,
    and I become a desperate whore,
    Lost between Pain and Love…

    grabbetycovens.wordpress.com

  13. On Being A Soldier

    A neophyte he was commissioned

    In the elite forces

    The glamour and glistening,

    The perfect touch of the olive green

    Was all so beckoning…

    Little did he foresee

    A cruel distortion of the valley;
    A violent paradise!

    After being on the qui vive

    Amongst nameless faces

    Garbed in camouflage battle fatigues

    Watching the crowd gingerly

    For hours together…

    Fighting off the monotony

    With vacant eyes,

    Plastic expressions

    And abandoned thoughts

    That old confident strut and swagger

    Has returned.

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  15. Wait for Me

    On the way,
    memories lunged
    from dark corners.
    I fought that fight with my heart –
    and on the way
    I set free brooding angels willing to leave
    the darkness’ sticky hold –
    and I
    saw the light shine on you,
    I cried when you basked in its hope
    and new possibilites –
    but you didn’t know I could see.
    On the way,
    when daylight rained down and howling,
    treacherous gales forced their way –
    I endured them.
    From now on we will decide
    where the leaves
    will fall, and if the sun comes again,
    it will shine where we say –
    then it will always shine, on the way…
    to you.

    https://writingasitcomes.wordpress.com/

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  17. A Poem is like a walk
    A walk inside my mind
    In all its nooks and crannies
    where I’m storing the sunshine

    Every time I revisit a corner
    a drop of creativity falls through
    The brilliant thought paves the ways
    and the words show me the way through

    The stroll through the darkest thoughts and feelings are too scary
    Everyone wishes to skip the way
    Not the face the way the way it is

    The path has its twists and turns
    It is easy to get lost in them
    Delightful as it may sound
    Hurt, pain, and anxiety are quietly taking shelter here

    A burst of happiness and joy will sometimes pop up
    Gives you the relief and strength to make the journey
    Pluck a smile here and there
    And make your life a little perky.

    As exhilarating as it may sound
    Be warned before you want to restart
    Are you ready to relive
    all the hurt and pain of the past

    A walk in my mind is not so easy as it seems
    It allures you to enter without the feeling of being seen.

    https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/what-is-a-poem/

  18. On the way
    I found myself
    I had lost myself
    On the way
    Yet when I found
    Myselfe again
    I was renewed
    Transformed
    Better than before
    Because sometimes
    When we lose oursleves
    We learn our way
    Again
    As we are on the way
    Then
    When we find ourslevs
    We are better
    Because we gained
    Wisdom and understanding
    On the way

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  20. Thanks for the opportunity to collaborate with you Neha. Here is my verse. 🙂
    I have also posted it on my blog with a link to you, but I’m not sure if it will work. My links don’t appear to be working at present.

    “Somewhere on the way
    between heaven and earth
    where life forces are shaped
    and destinies intertwined,
    two souls prepared for a mix
    of earth, wind and fire,
    bursting into a crimson helix
    that would become a love
    pure and untainted,
    Carefully stored away, it waited
    ready to be activated when eyes met
    and an unspoken unbreakable bond
    began to suddenly take shape.”

  21. Enjoyed writing for this, felt so revitalized, thanks again for the invite my friend!

    ***************

    On the way to my centre,

    I skimmed the journey, retrospectively,

    Witnessed all too late,

    The many dimensions I had yet to see

    Leaked my identity 

    Through black on white,

    The only language I speak.

    Semantics, connotations of my poetry

    Underscores and solidi, mark how I,

    Identify, mark, group and divide

    The makings of my golden mind

    There’s the world, how I understand it

    Then everything else, in no particular order

    On the way, to unravelling me

    Their misstep was assuming what they see

    Comes from what I write, these are words

    That bear shape in thought form, 

    Incising and making themselves known

    Naturally, through this platform, put simply

    What you read is a memory

    Stirred in a dish as I wish,

    I’ve written, been writing, will write

    Tremor-inducing pieces

    On the way to making infinity

    Finite.

    – Original-Dante ©2017

  22. Pingback: On the way (Collaboration) « Original-Dante

  23. On the road
    The dotted white line
    Stretches ahead forever

  24. Sun knows who deserve to have the shadow and who don’t…

  25. The words free fall into the abysses of time
    Each a mark of love, life, passion strife.
    Yours and mine.

    Komal Gupta@tejaswiniaura

    tejaswiniaura.wordpress.com

  26. On the way
    To another day
    Distracted by
    Words at play
    I wonder why
    On the way
    A new sunrises
    The wise advises
    Nothing new
    But still so true
    On the way
    We make friends
    It depends
    On definition
    Gained by repetition
    On the way

    Michael Romani on behalf of
    https://alohapromisesforever.com/

  27. Hello, Neha – Thank you for organizing this collaboration! It’s always interesting and fun to read what others have written, and a pleasure to add my own few words. Here they are:

    On the way
    From here to there
    I went astray
    Where the path
    Branched
    Following a thought
    That led to a question
    That invited exploration
    That took me down paths
    That carried me further
    And further away
    From where I meant
    To be.
    I got lost
    On the way there
    And found
    Myself in
    Another here.

    copyright Margaret Mair, December 2017
    Blog: https://mairimages.wordpress.com/interesting-things/

  28. Reblogged this on forgottenmeadows and commented:

    And here is the complete collaboration…Thank you to everyone who joined ” On The Way”! Your contributions were beautiful additions that added character to this piece…Please click on original to read the collaboration! 🙂

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