Have been missing in action,
losing time, perhaps potential,
maybe even future victory.

Evidence may be found in bare
white pages, lacking all words
rolling off tongue, pen, or keyboard.

Guess I decided to become another
entity, fill my world with color
rather than written definitions.

Saturate air with another language,
ease my world away from hate-filled
rhetoric and name-calling derision.

Point it toward a different harmony,
and in that process create a different
type of poetry. One that speaks

neither to head nor heart,
but directly
to the soul.

Elizabeth Crawford 12/1/2018

Posted at The Sunday Whirl: #380

Words: missing, bare, with, me, rolling, losing,
potential, entity, evidence, victory, decide, air

Also posted at Poets United: Poetry Pantry 431

Note: I have created a separate post on another blog which illustrates and somewhat explains the meaning of this post. It can be found here:


About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here:
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18 Responses to Me?

  1. Tom Merriman says:

    Those bare pages feel very familiar, Elizabeth… filling with colour is an excellent idea!

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  2. Sumana Roy says:

    Love this ‘another entity’ speaking to the soul. And what a lovely art work! Let Tongue, pen, keyboard take rest for a while. Beautiful.

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  3. Well, you certainly succeeded!


  4. I have missed your words though you have found a way to create elsewhere – to “Saturate air with another language” – so well said


  5. Sherry Marr says:

    With sll the discord and despair on the airwaves, it is sometimes wise to retreat and create one’s own harmony. But we missed you, and i am so happy to read you today, my friend.


  6. annell4 says:

    Dear Elizabeth I was so happy to find you linked here. Enjoyed your words, they have been missing for tooooooooooooooooooooooooo long!! Yes, somethings can only be said, through the language of the visual arts, but I for one, also miss your words. The world is lonely without your words.


  7. Mary says:

    I understand being ‘missing in action’ in the world of words. Sometimes the words which one would write might be better left unsaid….or perhaps all that is going on leaves one speechless.


  8. thotpurge says:

    Love the poetry that other entity is generating!!!


  9. sanaarizvi says:

    Oh I have missed you so! ❤️ The blogosphere isn’t the same without your poetry 🙂


  10. You have been missed, but sometimes we have to find new ways to reach new targets.


  11. Vicki says:

    Loved this beautiful poem.


  12. Oh Elizabeth your poem is spot on for me as I look at blank pages and work to construct words that speak to my soul…..just loved this!


  13. Let it sing! For my soul does love the music it makes. Love the closing.


  14. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I get it: Sometimes you just have to take a break from words.


  15. oldegg says:

    Lucky us that still have souls as looking around so many people in power or influence have none.


  16. kislaya says:

    Just lovely! The last line – “One that speaks
    neither to head nor heart,
    but directly
    to the soul”
    We as poets always wish to create such magic – a piece that speaks to our soul!


  17. Missed you and your wonderful poetry and art.
    You do speak to the soul.


  18. annell4 says:

    I found I have already commented, but that was last week? I am confused? Are you playing tricks?
    Loved your write!


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