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by Tinker
Rated: E · Poetry · Writing · #2132984
Scribbled on the back of an envelope while in a waiting room. Write whenever, wherever.
In the Trenches

Thoughts quickly scribbled
on the back of an envelope,
a barrage of tenets
attack the plain.
An attempt to capture
a simple construct,
a voice.

Words rethought
fall victim to the slashing pen,
silent chatter discarded,
bound characters boldly
replace the fallen symbols
to shape ideas into verse.

A battleground, blotched
and torn, valued
as much for what is lost,
as for what is gained.
         ~~Judi Van Gorder

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*RibbonW* 3rd place Shadows and Light August 2017
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