Category Archives: Poetry

Take me to the sea

@charlisays Take Me To The Sea a poem written and read by Charli. ##writerslife ##charlisays ##amwriting ##poetry ♬ original sound – Charli Day The ocean calling pulls me from my grimy city dream, a mirage of cerulean depth Stumbling blindly towards the shore, a magnetic pull of my sign Weary […]

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Ode To A Valley

@charlisaysOde to a valley – ##charlisays ##poetry ##writerslife ##writers ##poetsoftiktok ##nature ##writers ##poems ##writing 🖋📖💐♬ Classical – Piano Classics: Masters of Relaxing Solo Piano Music We came upon a valley that summer day. Emerald green and thronged with swallows, bees and the lightest silk butterflies. A herb scented Eden with […]

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Day Zero

@charlisaysDay Zero is my latest piece of writing. 🖋📖❤ ##writing ##writerslife ##charlisays ##lockdown ##writersoftiktok ♬ Haunting – Common Man Music They say the shock makes you tired. Stumbling drowsy through haphazard facts The reporter mouths empty words on the screen They replay in a loop at night. Distant words she […]

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The Resistance

‘I was a survivor once’ she said. ‘Watching shadows and listening for voices. Sirens rounding desolate corners and a helicopter above. That hawk could take out each of us mice. Scuttling between trees, making ourselves invisible. We resisted. Some fickle bravery coarsed veins and filled heads. I joined them. Defiance […]

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The Salt Forest

Trees blur in my salty snow globes A dark seaweed wash for this bright forest and a bramble scratch in my throat. His hand rests on my leg, a dead weight. I fold my hands like napkins. White and edge to edge on my lap. Crisp and careful. Unavailable. I […]

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Black Rock

Loosen your limbs it said Loosen and let me take you. My black rock heavier than your shallow breaths A delirious sleep that fills your ears and thick as treacle wraps your lungs. You won’t feel it. Just a fleeting gasp and then nothing. Close your eyes if it makes […]

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Be Gone

A thousand empty words. Strewn on the sands and on The tides will take them Tripping carelessly over white horses and dissolving to foam. Exhaled into deep green. Until at last you are gone. #charlisays #poetsofinstagram #poetry #poetrylovers #writerslife #amwriting #writersofinstagram #writing #ocean #beachlife

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The Madness In My Wave

There’s a world of madness in my wave A foam of white crest crazy and deep dark you. Bubbling at my breast and tightening my neck. Pulling at my legs and grasping at my hair. That seaweed voodoo charging me off balance. Singing me back, deep into cobalt nothing. Where […]

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Bright Boats

“What do you think” she said. “A different country for every decade. To reinvent yourself and never leave a trace of your former self. Never to be left at the olive tree where we first kissed or stand on the shore watching our bright boats fade to sepia in the […]

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Dear You

Dear you, I was only twenty three You were older then Dear you, you’re the one who got away Even though I told you to. Dear you. Dear you, in the starry lane Kissing me hard in the pouring rain. Dear you, with your lips like summer wine And your […]

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