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poet caught in the headlights
by Dale Clark
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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poet caught in the headlights

blinded, deaf and dumb
words distorted and dim
just a bright white numbing
mutterings stuttered
pondering words to articulate
a wreck about to happen
spots before my eyes
leaving bits and pieces
unable to articulate in words

poet caught in the headlights

a wreck in mind
swerving suddenly away
out of the high beams
causing spontaneous linguistics
even though you've hit the dims
blinded by the bright
detoured road closed
backtrack into the surreal
fall or rise speechless
poet caught in the headlights

roll with the punches
just hang on for the ride
high beams pierce the mind
thoughts are tattered and torn
pre-programmed to doubt
imperiling the journey
missing the scenery
sadly unable to paint it

poet caught in the headlights
seeking sanctuary

D.E. Clark


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Reviewed by Axilea MU 2/22/2010
An excellent title that illustrates the experience very effectively. Your word choice explores the difficulty of feeling helpless until we find the way to our own words again.

Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 2/17/2010
Dale -
I never thought of THAT! Without a center, your course/heart and thoughts are off balance...
and YESsss! This can happen and does!
Love your detailed description without a a close accident
Creative to boot!

Blessings and Harmony, SOULFUL_PaSsionsSHEEoxxo
Come and take a peek if time allows you... I hope your not caught in the headlights, when viewing...
Reviewed by Carin Spirit 2/12/2010
You have captured my prison of emotions, when I loose my center. Wonderful write, I needed this captive verse, somehow I do not feel so lonely. Warmth and Love to you, Carin
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 2/12/2010
I think this must happen to most of us but your description is perfect Dale.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 2/11/2010
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by L. Figgins 2/10/2010
"...roll with the punches" All one can do when they're caught in the wheel and under. Thankfully the wheel keeps going 'round and we go up again. Great write, Dale!

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 2/10/2010
This is how I feel these days, dazed and confused..I need to find my center once again, I wish it would stop snowing! We all need the heat and comfort of the summer sun..
Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 2/9/2010
a wonderful write -such depth of emotion, well put
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/9/2010
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