Monthly Archives: July 2013

Happenings

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I saw the pain
I felt the hurt
again, again
where did I go wrong?
wanted to be better
so the teasing
would cease forever
each fault I corrected
more were revealed
until there was
nothing but emptiness
a person void of emotion
was developed
reacting to survive
for it didn’t matter
good never lasted
because happiness
was always
the first to go
held as ransom
until I do as told
for incapable were my decisions
unsafe were my choices
every plan, every movement
has been cancelled out
meet this person
do this, it’s important
unable to live
without another
however, I eat, sleep
alone every night
soon the days filled
with unnecessary conversation
tainted with structured words
are dispersed
even from those with my own DNA
it’s good for you
we know what is best
so you must concede
whether or not we’re right
for more is in store
don’t worry if you get mad
we’ll write a prescription
just live here
everything will be clear
no worries, no work
it was honorary anyway
fill in the gap, until you comeback
this is what you need
rest your mind
for it is all figured out
towers of opportunity
we have arranged
guarded to assure safety
from those interactions
that we see unfit
for our goal
is for you to surrender your soul

-Jennie Nawrocki

Surprise

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surprise brings floods
dew drops screaming
sadness of shock
alternatively brings
overwhelming excitement
gleaming smiles and laughter
there is nothing in between
though the mixture
has happened
illuminating intensely
situations occurring
at that second
exploding information
deemed forthright
to get you here when
surprise brings floods

-Jennie Nawrocki

Schedule

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schedule is filled
no minute to spare
lots to finish
added responsibilities
as you go along
then it hits you
the curve ball
you know very well
family emergency
malfunctioning equipment
missing items
abrupt sickness
simply unable to help
there’s no stopping it
a force unwanted
blocking activities
quickly triage each item
creating a new
vantage point
to begin again

-Jennie Nawrocki

Decor

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created with thought
a figurine so delicate
sitting on the shelf
animals of porcelain
people in sculpted clay
images craved from wood
iridescent glow of glass
invoking feelings
pleasure ridden experiences
filling the room as decor
enhancing the ambiance
as people live
passing the days
in rooms made for shelter
made for comfort
sitting relaxed
enjoying the atmosphere
one little container
remembrance implies

-Jennie Nawrocki

Festival

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spit, spat people scattered
boothes line the aisles
food on a stick
wrapped in a bun
battered, deep fried
drinks iced
melt in the sun
spit, spat people gather
buying trinkets
wearing costumes
or everyday flare
sun blazing in streams
between tents of merchandise
displayed for looks
spit, spat people congregate
what is hip, posh, gauche?
variety of choices
accept personal preferences
hear the conversations
softened by the music
playing for the masses
spit, spat people satisfied

-Jennie Nawrocki

Undeniable

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love undeniable
a presence unseen
tested for sure
either by ourselves
or others wants
how does it start
facing today
careers, families, kids
each other
a hug, a kiss
more importantly
a conversation
not of business
without inquiries
unimportant topics
showing who we are
when emotion surfaces
free of judgement
ease of mind
releases tensions
gives opportunities
allowing moments
to truly know
love undeniable

-Jennie Nawrocki