Poetry 365 Challenge: A Poem A Day - 2015

I started this on Inkvite, then Wattpad, now I'm trying out Movellas!

There is no real prize as such, just the adventure of expression, and bettering ourselves as writers.

I'm no poetry expert but used to enjoy writing poems in school. So thought this could be fun and a good way of improving writing skills.

There are no major rules, you can write in any style of poetry you like, as long and short as you like.

I will set set various topics or themes, but again, you can follow your own path if they don't appeal to you.

For example, I think the first poem we write should be on the theme of "New Year's Resolutions" posted on 1st Jan 2015.

I will post the current theme at the top of this page regularly.

Hope you guys like this idea please leave comments letting me know if you support it.

Please share on social media and with your followers if you feel so inclined.

I'm going to use the tag 365 in this so we can find each other's work.

Note: my poems are only semi-biographical!

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2. 2nd Jan: The Dead Inside

Date: Friday 2nd January 2015

Style: Free Verse

Title: The Dead Inside

I am the dead inside

A non-fatal cancer in every cell

Inoperable, undetectable

This symbiont; a quiet, subtle hell

Massaging dying flesh

Performing expected actions

Smiling through empty eyes

Going through daily motions

They are the dead inside

Doublethink, doublespeak

Shiny red apples rotting at the core

Earth does not belong to the meek

Reacting with expected sympathies

Masking flatlined emotions

Displaying social empathies

You're really just waiting to die

We are the dead inside

We breed, we multiple

The unloved, the unlovable

Wallflowers, thorny and wilting

Paying lip service to condition

Counting wolves in sheep's clothing

Jumping fences in circular formation

Spider hurdles leading back to the start

You are the dead inside

Singing shrill and mockingbird

Rats and rabbits can scuttle it seems 'Blissfully unaware' is a disguise

The dead inside

Expands like a leather balloon

Pressing against your rib cage

Suffocating, but not killing

I am the dead inside

They are the dead inside

We are the dead inside

You are the dead inside

You are the dead inside

You are the dead

The dead inside

You

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