The Way it Rolls

Some of you might know of the poetry slam The River ~ Journal hosted after Christmas or the one on Valentines Day. Some of you might know we opened the new Literary Lounge to be the House of Slams. Well on Friday we host the first Skit Slam – a Video Free for All contest. Interested? click hereΒ Tell your friends too. Β πŸ™‚

The Way it Rolls

Thunder rolls against days
bound in an endless quest
to change the unwritten laws
that govern the way
a day will tick by unnoticed

jiggling loose the human oddity
to forget the important
in the mist of the mundane
normality of everyday
opening a gap to question
the priorities of living

the day to day decisions
that conquer the individual
leaving the creative spirit
hungry and numb.

Β© River Urke 2/2012

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13 thoughts on “The Way it Rolls

  1. My ‘creative spirit’–when hungry and numb–needs only to come here and read and revel in the choices available for filling the emptiness.

    I must be new here–expected poems about the ‘river’ on which I lived and of which I am fond. (Houseboat…well, in truth, a shanty boat with engine!)

    1. Thank you Steve. πŸ™‚ I lived by the Mississippi once and would go down to the river and daydream I lived on one of the houseboats. πŸ™‚

      1. Lived on my houseboat 3 years, small galley, toilet, 60 hp Willys Engine w 2/1 reduction gear, 30′ length, 12 ton all-wood scow (flat bottom. Slow but powerful. A LOAD of wild escapades during that time, …BUT the happiest 3 years of my life.

        You brought me bunches of memories tonight, simply because your name is ‘River’. THANK YOU! PEACE!

  2. Thank you Brian. Maybe I will expand it. You are the second to say it was short, but….we will see. It sounds like you had a good time. I’m actually reading this poem at an open mic on Sunday.

  3. It’s hard to get out of the hungry and numb spot sometimes, indeed. Those days I turn to sticking the old nose to the laptop of poems, and hope something comes up.

    rewriting the laws of days ticking by, tho? harder to do!

    nice to meet you via dVerse.

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