Rippled Verses.

By Tattoo Goddess

It starts with
a wee bit splatter
of ink,
your lyrical verses flow
steady throughout
my beating heart.

.I pop my knuckles.

letting my vivid mind
take flight.

it's not what you read
that moves me
it's the decoded meaning
that enlightens

a melody
a sonnet
a simple verse
.born from
a troubled imagination.

a slippery slope
where gibberish
latches to something solid

a conjurer of
creativity

a page filled.
the actions
so soothing.


I grip tight to
the imagery

dancing,

dancing thoughout
my fingertips.

I find safety
within this realm

unspoken words
shatter beneath
my porcelain skin

these are the verses
I let die
these are the unseen
verses keeping
my mind alive.

I end this with,

you're the balance
pulsating movement
within my pen.

My mind,
silences the whispers.

and I fill, yet another, page.

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© 2017 J.L. Odom
Published on Friday, February 10, 2017.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Mylissa On Sunday, February 12, 2017, Mylissa (894)By person wrote:

    Love the poetic sway of this. I enjoyed every moment.

  • Purposelessness On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, Purposelessness (16)By person wrote:

    This is my first day here and I'm feeling this, the inspiration and solace. I love the way you ended it.

  • Anna McCarra On Sunday, January 29, 2017, Anna McCarra (211)By person wrote:

    When overtaken by inspiration, it truly is a ripple. It comes from the heavens through the heart, it seems, (shaking loose those whispers on the way) through to the finger tips as the ink flows. The act of writing is one of both longing and fulfillment. The words you grab later jump off the page and grab the reader...the ripple continues.

  • The Alchemist On Monday, January 23, 2017, The Alchemist (132)By person wrote:

    What an amazing poem, If only the whispers weren't so loud!

  • Tattoo Goddess On Monday, January 23, 2017, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    Thank you much appreciated.

  • 10 Forty Three On Thursday, October 13, 2016, 10 Forty Three (719)By person wrote:

    So beautiful and inspiring. This is why I love poetry. Both reading and writing. Excellent write! - 10:43

  • Tattoo Goddess On Thursday, October 13, 2016, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    Thank you so much, love❤

  • everythingisgrey On Thursday, April 7, 2016, everythingisgrey (13)By person wrote:

    "where gibberish latches to something solid" My fave line! this poem inspires curious imagery in my mind... great job!!

  • Tattoo Goddess On Thursday, April 7, 2016, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    I truly appreciate your comment, thank you for the compliment and smile.

  • Akeldama On Friday, February 12, 2016, Akeldama (12)By person wrote:

    Though I'm fairly new to the site, you've inspired me with the many pieces of your work that have stood out among the rest. Thank you for your brilliant work. Write on my friend, write on.

  • Tattoo Goddess On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    Thank you for the high-end compliment, I truly value it. :)

  • Dimensions On Sunday, February 7, 2016, Dimensions (67)By person wrote:

    I love the way you describe your process. How it comes to you, and I guess we all have our own private process of this art that chose us, whether dancing into that flow of words, or plucking them from the sky as they pass like wind rushed clouds. Very revealing.

  • Tattoo Goddess On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    Thank you, I sincerely appreciate your comment.

  • beamish On Friday, January 8, 2016, beamish (111)By person wrote:

    fantastic kinda sums it all up

  • Tattoo Goddess On Friday, January 8, 2016, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    Thank you, I appreciate my comment(s).

  • Lab Rat On Sunday, January 3, 2016, Lab Rat (135)By person wrote:

    Inspiration seizes. This was captivating

  • Tattoo Goddess On Sunday, January 3, 2016, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    Thank you.

  • ShadowPoet On Wednesday, December 30, 2015, ShadowPoet (16)By person wrote:

    Okay you truly are an very creative and talented writer you written a lot of great things I am hoping I can be good as you one day I am still an freelance writer and my work is pretty good hope to read more of your stuff

  • Tattoo Goddess On Wednesday, December 30, 2015, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    Thank you for the high compliment, I truly appreciate it. -Write on

  • carlosjackal On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, carlosjackal (1923)By person wrote:

    Great flow and wonderful word smithery at play here. *raises a glass*

  • Tattoo Goddess On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    Thank you Carlosjackal and cheers!

  • Void Vortex On Friday, February 27, 2015, Void Vortex (378)By person wrote:

    Inspired indeed. Thoughts into words, into poetry. Simply sublime. This piece has a deep familiarity to it. Thanks lots for sharing TG :]

  • Tattoo Goddess On Monday, May 18, 2015, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    Thank you much, Void. I have always enjoyed reading your comments.

  • MunSung1075 On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, MunSung1075 (5)By person wrote:

    I enjoyed this. Flowed well. I would be more witty with a response but I'm barely awake.

  • Tattoo Goddess On Monday, May 18, 2015, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    Thank you for taking the time to comment. :)

  • LilyLil On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, LilyLil (112)By person wrote:

    You keep blowing me away with your stunning use of words and strong display of imagery. Congratulations on poem of the day!

  • Tattoo Goddess On Monday, May 18, 2015, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    Thank you so much for your comments and bookmarks♥

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Saturday, November 29, 2014, TropicalSnowstorm (1704)By person wrote:

    Congrats on POTD, very well deserved! Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • Tattoo Goddess On Saturday, November 29, 2014, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    Wow... I'm quite speechless. I honestly didn't expect PoTD for this one. Thank you very much Steve♥ ...and I thank the person who nominated this work. .hugs.

  • WithinRain On Monday, November 17, 2014, WithinRain (35)By person wrote:

    I like this point of view. for me it seems to be a graveyard, where troubles reanimate to be buried on repeat.

  • Tattoo Goddess On Monday, November 17, 2014, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    Then metaphorically I'm the graveyard living in the shadows of those who inspire me. Sorry if this feels sarcastic. ...to each their own. Thank you♥

  • Damon Tarloth On Friday, November 14, 2014, Damon Tarloth (172)By person wrote:

    This ... "it's the decoded meaning that enlightens" sparked me to write something in a totally different style than I have ever written in.... Some of the lines I write are my favorite, but they don't make it into the poem as they don't fit, but they need to fit somewhere. I just don't know where atm...This one has put me into a creative mood... thank you for that :) Well done...

  • Tattoo Goddess On Sunday, November 16, 2014, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    Thank you, being an inspiration to someone is a powerful thing. -Write on

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, TropicalSnowstorm (1704)By person wrote:

    Excellent piece! The imagery is fantastic, and I see you continue to develop and hone your craft. Awesome! Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • Tattoo Goddess On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    Thank you very much Steve♥ you are the very reason I continue to write. -bows

  • Amernoc Red On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Amernoc Red (961)By person wrote:

    Words wrapped together in neat red twine, a present to the world at times. Theres a wonderful air to this poem, loveley write.

  • Tattoo Goddess On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    Awww, Cam. .squeezes.

  • dwells On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, dwells (5334)By person wrote:

    We could do much worse than read and write poetry TG (although sometimes I wonder about the "read" around these here parts). This piece seemed to morph from another to yourself at the conclusion - we are what we read perhaps...Dan

  • Tattoo Goddess On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    Touché, Sir Dan. Thank you for summing this up. -Cheers

  • blue angel On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, blue angel (1314)By person wrote:

    "unspoken words shatter beneath my porcelain skin"..... very delicious lines, TG. :)~

  • Tattoo Goddess On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Tattoo Goddess (1287)By person wrote:

    Thank you my darling Angel goddess♥

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