The Bucket Full of Holes

11 Jul

Perfect Poet Award awarded by Promising Poets Poetry Cafe

Im sitting by this cafe
the wind ripples the lake

Its been 5 years today
now but a record to break

My eyes water as I wander
10000 miles away

What would you be doing?
I only reach halfway.

You forgot what happened today
5 years ago on that beach

3 months of abstractions
now remembrance out of reach

Things are relative I guess
today is special to me

Filled with saddness inside
to think of this cafe

this feeling of importance
that today should not be undone

no matter where we are
no matter what has gone.

Up rises a realization
that even love moves on

And I must move on with it
beyond here, a relief in a way

I too am free to go now
where to, time will say.

I overcame the fear
I feel fuller than before

Full enough to allow
this sadness in my core

the memories to ache
the hurt to mold my soul

Full enough to allow
inner growth to be my goal

The truth must with me stay
even on the hardest day

and although my heart still weeps
I see happiness back creeps

I see life in this way
is a bucket full of holes
that nothing out of seeps

19 Responses to “The Bucket Full of Holes”

  1. Promising Poets' Poetry Cafe July 14, 2011 at 4:13 PM #

    you are quite creative,

    keep it up.

    Happy Thursday!


    • Grå Sky July 14, 2011 at 7:37 PM #

      Thanks so much, I look very much forward to this rally 🙂


  2. Jingle July 14, 2011 at 8:44 PM #

    Im sitting by this cafe
    the wind ripples the lake

    Its been 5 years today
    now but a record to break..

    superb lines, masterful writing, thanks for sharing.


    • Grå Sky July 14, 2011 at 10:55 PM #

      Thanks so much for your encouraging comments and for being such great support Jingle. It means a lot to me, not least as I currently wander through lands of echos and ghosts myself 🙂 I have read your latest poem and it is truly beautiful. I just haven´t given my comments on the posts for this rally yet. Been too busy eating them all with my eyes.


  3. charlesmashburn July 15, 2011 at 12:38 PM #

    A well written story. Your style is very readable and smooth.


    • Grå Sky July 15, 2011 at 4:34 PM #

      Thanks very much Charlesmashburn, I appreciate it 🙂


  4. mindlovemisery July 15, 2011 at 2:34 PM #

    I love the closing lines! I love the sense of struggle permeated with hope


    • Grå Sky July 15, 2011 at 4:37 PM #

      Thanks so much mindlovemisery! Both for reading and for your motivating words. It makes me happy to know that you like it.


  5. CC Champagne July 16, 2011 at 7:24 AM #

    I really enjoyed the bit about how even love moves on… It’s somehow assumed that love remains the same, but it changes. Really liked this one!

    On a different note… Have to ask: Är du svensk?


    • Grå Sky July 17, 2011 at 8:29 PM #

      Thanks so much CC Champagne 🙂 I am really happy that you like it. I enjoy reading your blog too. Your mental bleach musing from your own blog cracked me up earlier today!
      I am Danish 🙂


  6. Martin Lochner July 16, 2011 at 3:31 PM #

    enjoyed ! and how pretty couplet after couplet !


    • Grå Sky July 17, 2011 at 8:40 PM #

      Thanks so much Martin, I greatly appreciate your kind words. I sometimes try use a simple structure so that the poem is perceived and read so smoothly that the message just “slips” in 🙂
      BTW I just read your “Taking Interest”. Really well written and I love the suspense in it!


  7. Jaan Pehchaan July 16, 2011 at 9:47 PM #

    This is so wonderful, that I was imagining me in the story and not you!


    • Grå Sky July 17, 2011 at 8:09 PM #

      Thanks so much Jaan, I really appreciate it 🙂


  8. Promising Poets' Poetry Cafe July 18, 2011 at 4:06 PM #

    well deserved award, thanks for posting.


  9. Carl Loose February 4, 2012 at 8:47 AM #

    Nice! u shud c my page,,,,, oddly ‘nuf much the same name. Carl Loose- A Bucket Full Of Holes. ,,,,,wrote it many yrs &trs ago.


    • Grå Sky June 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM #

      Hi Carl,
      Thanks for your comments 🙂
      “Standing at the edge of wondering,
      holding my scattered thought,
      in a bucket full of holes.”
      Nicely done….
      Grå Sky


  10. graasky July 13, 2011 at 3:47 PM #

    Would love to, will link this poem in today. Thanks 🙂



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