GUEST POET’S POEMS
Guest Poet: Carrie Bailey
CEBailey, from the Peevish Penman, writes Odes to macaroni and cheese, her spam folder, people who don’t read her Odes, and other highly significant subjects. An Oregonian with a degree in Philosophy, she spends most of her time writing, traveling, and parenting her teenage son.
Ode to Nescafe
Yours, a scent saturating the mind
While dreams cling yet like webs
Allure of aroma, never ebbs
Coaxing all unto a world unkind
Those in shambles, drawn down the hall
Humbled by your whistling call
Condensation envelops a kettle now
Hands on handle, we pour, we bow
To cusp the cup, our only thought
The powder dark, from cupboard brought
And spooned does find it’s hollow home
More fecund than farmer’s loam
Gaze on black water, source of life
Wisps of steam that feed the soul
Graze the palette and make us whole
But do not burn! Avoid such strife!
Now, as a lover, with whisper blown
And shivers on the surface shown
Then in consumption two are one
Our morning ritual slowly done
Rhythmic sips from the curved rim
And with each motion, life less grim
Handle handles, fingers and thumb
Consciousness to us does come.
Awake! Alert! Alive once more
Oh, this is what we’re living for
A pungent taste, an aroma keen
This is what “to be” must mean
And an empty cup
Can be filled up
All the world a light with sun
From brown beans of lands unknown
And when the liquid’s gone and done
Inside a raging ember’s grown
Permeates to finger’s tips
Oh, joy encountered everday
The jitters brought by little sips
Our passions roused in everyway
Nescafe, to drink, to love
Source of life from those above
Read more of Carrie’s writings at: www.peevishpenman.com
10/24/09 – Guest Poet: Trillium
From her teen angst collection
lost in time,
forgotten by all that live on.
lost in the dust of times long past,
unknown to all,
forgotten except when something goes wrong.
always standing by,
this will forever be my own fate.
left alone to fight my tears
time will never change my emotions.
left alone in a world all my own,
where I am never heard.
always here yet never there.
staying in the same old place,
forced to be here while the world forgets,
no one hears my calls or pleads,
time will never set me free
imprisoning me forever more.
searching for someone who understands,
never shall I find such a person,
for I am left here to face eternity alone.
a slave to my past life’s feelings,
I shall be trapped for I’ve lost the key.
I gave it to those I left behind.
they threw it away once they forgot,
even though they tried not.
I became a slave to eternity.
lonely from the many nights I’ve spent alone,
wishing for the affection I need so.
single I shall stay,
until I find the one.
gotta find him soon,
before I go mad.
from seeing him,
only in my dreams and wishes.
forever it seems,
him so close,
and yet so far.
an inch in my dreams,
forever in life.
it seems I will never have him,
and so I wish with all my hopes and dreams,
that he will find a way to me,
before my time is gone…