Free Verse: Almost a Spec of Nothing

A free verse poetry, “Almost a Spec of Nothing.”

When death sits at your doorstep and knocks one too many times. It is the knowledge that we occupy life only briefly. Something happens when you die, and come back when you are allowed to breathe, to see, to inhale tender fragrances again. That’s when one begins to believe in hope and desire of being alive.

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Free verse poetry: Almost a Spec of Nothing

Of green moss that grows on old age trees.
I see a path of rocks, of debris to somewhere,
old stumps still standing, leaves overhead,
blue scattered pieces of sky
flying hawks screech, soaring for their next warm take out dinner.
What calls to me from the standing timbers?
With this breath of hope and desire.
I squint at sun rays stretching fingers, over and around, through.
I am almost a spec of nothing, a nonentity.
I fought to be here as an “almost”.
I breathe and inhale hope.
I refused to leave this world.
I am all the breaths of those before me,
who went to heaven just to come back again.
With his touch and whispers, he said quietly; “You have to stay!”
And whom am I to disagree?

©Linda J. Wolff 2017
|Almost a Spec of Nothing|
A free verse poetry

What is a Free Verse Poetry? Typically patterned by speech rather than meter, this form of poetry is very open to the author’s discretion and usually does not rhyme. Visual and sound effects are often employed.  It can have as many lines as the writer wishes.


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