This heart is yours…

•November 4, 2008 • 6 Comments

 

…inspired by this Kyknoord illustration, offered as a visual prompt at “readwritepoem”.

 

 

This Heart is Yours

this heart is yours

this damaged heart

this brittle
fractured
aching heart

broken
in your cold cruel hands

abused
then cast aside

I’ve no use for this ruined heart

I plucked it from my chest

I seek a warm and vital heart

now begins my quest

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rob kistner © 2008

 

Relentless Repetition

•October 23, 2008 • 3 Comments

 

 

Relentless Repetition

hostage to a hopeless din
of relentless repetition

clarity
held captive
in confusion’s grip

trapped in a whirl
of brute cacophony

shouts
screams
wails
bellows
stuttered stammered curses

the chatter wells
inside my head
unbearably insistent

oh
to squelch the jibberish

but
puppet does not listen

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rob kistner © 2008

 

written in response to a prompt from

Please!

•August 8, 2008 • 16 Comments

 

Please!

inquiries of heart

from summer red lover’s lips

float like butterflies

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rob kistner © 2008

 

Too Long In The Shadow

•July 23, 2008 • 9 Comments

 

Too Long in the Shadow

 

 

smothered by big oil
our blue planet is dying
trapped in greed’s shadow

future is mortgaged
to petrochemical lust
fatal addiction

mankind is drowning
in a flood of fossil fuel
swept t’ward extinction

 

 

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3D color rendering at top depicts a piece entitled: “Too Long in the Shadow”
by: rob kistner © 2008

Detail displayed below the depiction is 1/4 scale of actual size
Original artwork is 24″Tall x 30″Wide
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Dark Dock

•July 7, 2008 • 7 Comments

 

Dark Dock

the lone light

hanging heavy
in the night dew
from the bow ring

searches its beam
fractured
‘cross the chop water
for the dark dock

for home

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rob kistner © 2008

 

Summer

•June 27, 2008 • 6 Comments

 

Summer

 

 

green leaves on blue pond

float in golden summer sun

red bird softly sings

 

 

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rob kistner © 2008

 

Curious Elf

•June 27, 2008 • 9 Comments

 

 

Curious Elf

an angel-eyed velvet-clad curious elf
was sitting alone on a leaf by himself
quite lost and he didn’t see anyone else
he was scared and cried in the woods by himself

I want to be home with my fam’ly of elves
6 sisters 5 brothers – in all I’m the twelfth
this is no a place for an angel-eyed elf
and damp woods are not very good for my health

sometimes it’s hard being a curious elf
curiosity is why I wandered off by myself
and I’m not big enough to get home without help
please somebody come find this small frightened elf

so if you’re no bigger than a wee little elf
don’t go wandering off in the woods by yourself
take somebody else and your cell phone as well
so you don’t get lost like this curious elf

cause it’s scary being lost all alone by yourself

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rob kistner © 2008

 

 
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