Blue-hued
A free verse poem in attempt to understand Alzheimer disease
Pays: 8 points.
82 member cents
Contact Us      
         Join today or login
You are using an outdated version. Writing will not be shown properly in many cases. Click here to use the current version.

Status

New Here?
Sign Up
Fast! Three Questions.

Already a member?
Login


Contests

5 Line Poem
Deadline: Today!

Write A Script
Deadline: In 3 Days

Non-Fiction Writing Contest
Deadline: In 5 Days

Rhyming Poetry Contest
Deadline: Feb 24th

100 Word Flash Fiction
Deadline: Feb 28th


Rank

Poet: None
Author: None
Novel: None
Reviewer:None
Votes: None





 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: June 21, 2019      Views: 161

Print It
Save to Bookcase
View Reviews
Rate This
Make Reader Pick
Promote This


 ABOUT
ROBERT ZIMMERMAN 
I am a common storyteller. The most important part of my writing is the story, not the form.
I write in essay, short story and poetry.
I write what I think--feel--believe.

He is a top ranked author at the #12 position.

He is an accomplished poet and is currently at the #37 spot on this years rankings.

He is also an active reviewer and is holding the #15 spot on the top ranked reviewer list.

Portfolio | Become A Fan
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level
The bulb is broken but the light still burns
"Broken" by Robert Zimmerman
My body is broken.
     Cruel pain never ends.
          I'm doing the best that I can.
My life's not dependent
     on notions or dreams.
          I must not forget I’m a man.
 
When youth was my partner,
     pain was annoying,
          I never believed it would stay.
Yet many years later,
     age grips my body,
          and hurt will just not go away.
 
The knives in my being
     are sharpened and honed.           
          Steel blades are efficient and strong.
I cringe at the stabbing,
     feel all the cutting,              
          that stays with me all the day long.
 
I can't unremember
     vile hurts from the past.     
          They leave a dark sinister stain.
I pray for remission
     and hope for relief
          from hideous, soul bruising pain.
 
My hope is in Heaven,
     Not Earthly domain,
          this harsh world will never forgive.
I must not surrender,
     nor cast away hope.
          I know I’ll eternally live.
 
Relief that I cherish
     is coming someday
          when I’ll be awarded the prize.
The pain will be over          
     to never recur.
          He shall wipe all tears from my eyes.
 
[Revelation 21:4]
 

Faith Poetry Contest contest entry

Recognized

Author Notes
The meter I used is one I developed for this poem. I have not seen it anywhere else. The meter is 6/5/8/6/5/8 in each stanza.

For the last 20-plus years I have lived with chronic pain for which there is little relief. I wrote this poem originally to chronicle my daily battle, but last year I reworked the poem. I only had a lifestyle change but a very good friend of mine was diagnosed with brain cancer related to exposure to Agent Orange. He was an Army Ranger in Viet Nam and was a decorated combat infantry officer. For the last 5 years of his life he went through multiple brain surgeries. Last summer; he lost his final battle.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

Share or Bookmark
Print It Save to Bookcase View Reviews Make Reader Pick Promote This
© Copyright 2016. Robert Zimmerman All rights reserved.
Robert Zimmerman has granted FanStory.com, its affiliates and its syndicates non-exclusive rights to display this work.

You need to login or register to write reviews.

It's quick! We only ask four questions to new members.

Interested in posting your own writing online? Click here to find out more.



Write a story or poem and submit your work to receive reviews on your writing. Publish short stories on our book writing site and enter the monthly contests. Guaranteed reviews for everything you write and you will be ranked. Information.


  Contact Us

© 2016 FanStory.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Privacy Statement