#TMMPoetry by Silencio Barnes

Some may have been wondering why I’ve been putting out a bunch of short poems with the hashtag #TMMPoetry – well, nobody asked me, but I figured I’d let ya know anyway 🙂 It comes from an NPR promotion from their Tell Me More program.

Here at TELL ME MORE, we will once again commemorate National Poetry Month with “Muses and Metaphor,” a series combining two of our passions, poetry and social media, and we need your help.

Go to Twitter and tweet us your original poetry using fewer than 140 characters and the hash tag #tmmpoetry. And just as we did last year, we have asked Washington, D.C.-based poet and performer Holly Bass to review the submissions and work with us to select our favorites. — https://www.npr.org/2012/03/16/148752670/wanted-muses-and-metaphors-in-140-characters

I don’t even know if this is still ongoing, but Baby Mama told me about it and I liked the idea. It gave me a reason to try some off-the-cuff short verse again. I notice some have just used snippets from larger poems, but I like to make mines up on the spot and see what I get. Most of the ones I write are in iambic heptameter or some form of fourteener, and some are just free verse.

You can see the ones chosen by and mentioned by NPR on their Storify stream here: https://storify.com/idavar/muses-and-metaphor-2012

 

Here are mines: https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%23tmmpoetry%20from%3Asilenciobarnes <–Twitter Search

SilencioBarnes on Twitter

Who dares to drink my waters / asked the king who poisons ponds // Desecration creates owners / desperation breaks bonds #TMMPoetry


Who dares to drink my waters
asked the king who poisons ponds

Desecration creates owners
desperation breaks bonds

SilencioBarnes on Twitter

Time glances once, upon itself / It wonders what exists / Outside it’s ever coiling noose / It’s hoping to find bliss #TMMPoetry


Time glances once, upon itself
It wonders what exists
Outside it’s ever coiling noose
It’s hoping to find bliss

SilencioBarnes on Twitter

Pro Aris| Somewhere in a desert/ A soldier bleeds not knowing why/ For God’s and Country’s lies/ He does not question why he dies #TMMPoetry


Pro Aris

Somewhere in a desert
A soldier bleeds not knowing why
For God’s and Country’s lies
He does not question why he dies

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Her Heart

Cut, stabbed, torn apart
She still keeps it together

I endeavor to let Her know
How her scars add to Her beauty

SilencioBarnes on Twitter

Former demon seeks redemption / though saints need not apply / Let the sinless go unblemished / To fates, I bid goodbye #tmmpoetry


Former demon seeks redemption
though saints need not apply
Let the sinless go unblemished
To fates, I bid goodbye

SilencioBarnes on Twitter

When hands that / should be drawing smiles / draw guns instead / everybody dies / just a little #tmmpoetry


When hands that
should be drawing smiles
draw guns instead
everybody dies
just a little

SilencioBarnes on Twitter

Moments have been contrasted / With forevers mi amor / And though this moment lasted / I ask for a moment more #tmmpoetry


Moments have been contrasted
With forevers, mi amor
And though this moment lasted
I ask for a moment more

SilencioBarnes on Twitter

Wash these hands with yours,/ let the soiled water fall and drain/ Leave behind a pure/ cleanliness, that puts the gods to shame #TMMPoetry


Wash these hands with yours,
let the soiled water fall and drain
Leave behind a pure
cleanliness, that puts the gods to shame

 

I’ll add more as I write more, so stay tuned to this space 🙂

For more info:
https://www.npr.org/2012/03/16/148752670/wanted-muses-and-metaphors-in-140-characters
https://www.npr.org/2012/04/02/148546091/muses-and-metaphor-2012

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