Sifting Through Lessons in Creation

Under canopies of concrete barriers,
seeing your pain rip through full buildings,
knowing our words melt those beastly structures,
staring, holding your wisdom, wanting belief,
running makeshift humility, knowing your truth,
falling and finding your Band-Aid, hearing your softness,
understanding katat can be good, hiding in the security
that you are pushing me to sanity, keeping me alive,
forcing rats and blankets to fly straight up and get lost in the
swirls of flaky, delicate clouds that you have created,
knowing that tomorrow I might create and it
might soothe my soul and you might see that.



It is One Shot Wednesday AGAIN! It seems like it’s only been a week since the last one. I decided to put this one up on the board. Go check out what others have to offer at One Stop Poetry – It is a marvelous group of poets.

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  1. #1 by Evelyn on March 22, 2011 - 6:37 am

    You already create it, my friend.
    You always have.
    “understanding katat can be good”

    • #2 by Carl on March 22, 2011 - 10:20 pm

      Truly, you are the best, my friend.

  2. #3 by Marian on March 22, 2011 - 6:39 am

    oh carl this poem just slays me. sigh.

    • #4 by Carl on March 22, 2011 - 10:22 pm

      Your comment makes me float in happiness. Thank you!

  3. #5 by claudia on March 22, 2011 - 3:02 pm

    very intense writing carl
    …forcing rats and blankets to fly straight up.. all this fighting and fear and then the relief in the end…the comfort

    • #6 by Carl on March 22, 2011 - 10:22 pm

      Thank you, Claudia!

  4. #7 by Reflections on March 23, 2011 - 1:02 am

    You have definitely created it here… Nicely done.

    • #8 by Carl on March 23, 2011 - 8:46 pm

      Thank you for your comment!

  5. #9 by seabell on March 23, 2011 - 5:40 am

    I opt for tae bo… The result may be the same… I like it!

    • #10 by Carl on March 23, 2011 - 8:48 pm

      Thank you for your comment. I think I need tae bo also.

  6. #11 by brian on March 23, 2011 - 8:11 am

    smiles. you take us on quite the journey to restoative peace….

    • #12 by Carl on March 23, 2011 - 8:48 pm

      Thank you, Brian!

  7. #13 by Eric on March 23, 2011 - 12:23 pm

    You’re right, it does seem like we did One Shot Wednesday just a week ago – and that was also on a Tuesday!

    A very nice piece, Carl. It creeps up on you.

    • #14 by Carl on March 23, 2011 - 8:49 pm

      Thank you, Eric. I prefer to be the creeper rather than the creepee.

  8. #15 by siubhan on March 23, 2011 - 8:18 pm

    Having looked up “katat,” I’m still not sure I understand what it means. Regardless, I like this piece very much–there’s something soothing about it indeed.

    • #16 by Evelyn on March 23, 2011 - 8:33 pm

      its actually katet.
      Its from the Gunslinger series by Stephen King.
      Loosely it means “those fated to be together”

      • #17 by Carl on March 23, 2011 - 8:52 pm

        If King can make up his own words, why can’t I make up a new word katat? It kinda means the same thing as his word…

    • #18 by Carl on March 23, 2011 - 8:50 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment. Is misspelling katet a fireable offense for the Editor in Chief? I believe I ought to correct it…

  9. #19 by Shashi on March 24, 2011 - 10:29 am

    YOu are pushing me to sanity… and keeping me alive… how true. Some times all that one requres is some push… Thanks for sharing…

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    At Twitter @VerseEveryDay

    • #20 by Carl on March 25, 2011 - 6:18 am

      Thank you for commenting, Shashi.

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