Lyric Fire: NaPoWriMo 2012 – Day 5 of 30 Poems in 30 Days – Vanilla & Blue

NaPoWriMo 2012 – 30 Poems in 30 Days – Day 5

It’s day five of the NaPoWriMo challenge and I’m in a freelancing mood so no poetry prompt today. Just some free verse:


Vanilla & Blue

blind seeing eye

piercing vanilla and blue

distracted by earth sounds

trapped between secular and heavenly

walking a tightrope loosely

hands dangling at sides

filled with hubris and anxiety



hurling weight

impacting energies

intersecting with dispassionate personas

disecting mazes

ingesting human pollution

reaching for divinity


For more delicious servings of poetry this month, please visit these bloggers as they are also participating in NaPoWriMo!

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Comments (18 Responses)

  1. Geets says:

    nice 1 πŸ™‚

  2. That precarious balancing act between our humanity and the divine spark within us. Outstanding!

  3. sulekha says:

    Interesting poem, loved the blind seeing eye bit.

  4. Janaki Nagaraj says:

    Good one.

  5. Andy says:

    Life is indeed a balancing act. Nice flow to this. Love the image you chose…it has some of my favorite colors…pink & purple.
    Thanks for sharing Tameka.

  6. Thanks Geets. Nice to see you here. πŸ™‚
    Speak on it Martha! It’s a daily test to stay in balance. πŸ™‚
    Thanks Sulekha! I always appreciate your insight.
    Thanks Janaki!

  7. Pamela says:

    Like the free verse, hon! xo

  8. Thanks Pamela! πŸ™‚

  9. Dawn says:

    I love walking through your emotions and meanderings when you write poetry! “Piercing vanilla and blue”…oh, I loved that!!! It’s always so much fun to come here and be literally riveted by a scrap of words twined together and that one line did it for me. My mind was captured, my imagination flew. Just beautiful, Tameka.
    Much love,
    – Dawn

  10. Jessica says:

    “ingesting human pollution, reaching for divinity”..I loved that! We have to go through the ugly layers to get to the beautiful sometimes..
    Here’s mine for today:
    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with tomorrow!

  11. Adriene says:

    It’s a bird … It’s a plane!! I loved the images here, I was compelled to read it over and over to take them all in. Love the way you’re flowing! <3

  12. Rachel says:

    Love this! I’ve been recognizing my imbalance lately and am trying to fix it. πŸ™‚

  13. Corinne says:

    How difficult it can be to know wrong from right….shades of grey mixed with vanilla and blue. Beautiful, Tameka!

  14. Hi Dawn! I love the freedom poetry brings. Feels so good to let the words dance. I am at my best when doing this kind of writing. Thanks so much dear lady. I’m glad I could transport you. Your writing does the same for me. Happy Easter weekend! πŸ™‚

  15. So very true Jessica. So true. πŸ™‚

  16. I’m trying Sweepy! Thanks girlie. I’m a little tired so I just put up a haiku for today, but I think I’m going to finish this year. I’m going to pace myself. Happy Easter! πŸ™‚

  17. I hear you Rachel. I’m in the same boat. As long as we’re cognizant, we can fix it. Thanks for your comments and kindness. πŸ™‚

  18. Corinne, shades of grey mixed with vanilla and blue is the human color combination of life. I love that you put grey in there! Happy Easter weekend to you!

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