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For Another Year – A Poem

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Thoughts of few.
Dream of future,
Dream come true.

Chasing ghosts
To come too soon.
Chasing dreams,
To lose a few.

Evade the ghosts,
Evade the new.
Find a future,
Found for you.

Search a place,
Not alone.
Search for space,
Call my home.

Isaac Olajos

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Restless – A Poem

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We do not sleep.
Our minds are lost,
Not ours to keep.

Stars are strangers,
Taught to weep.
Our future lost,
Twas ours too steep?

Friends or follies,
At a low.
A frugal bounty,
A heart to stow.

Friends or follies,
A common foe.
The fickle bounty,
We won’t let go.

Isaac Olajos

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Fletching – A Short Narrarative

IMG_00000401It is your child.
Cradled about your fingers, gently.
You control it,
Shape it,
Riddle it with great expectations.

Then it slips;
From your grasp, into the world it flies.
You hope it will land on its mark,
That you have found it’s strength.
That you have prepared it for the winds it may encounter.

It must find flesh,
It must find meaning.
You must have a legacy.

Isaac Olajos

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The Locks Of Love – A Poem

IMG_2433The keys to the covenant settled in silt,
The pins in the promise are rusted.

Our tumblers tattered and tasked to the tale,
The point in this problem is trusted.

All Faceless and frozen in future,
A fable so flawless, forget.

The lock on this bridge is not broken,
The promise made here, a debt.

 

Isaac Olajos

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Love of Affair – A Poem

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Through times of tragic turn and loss,
When what happens is; my touch embossed.

Memories upon your skin,
Melodies to hide from kin.

Follow freely, lose the heart,
Lose the game, dismiss the start.

Follow freely, folds of skin
Forget your love, forsake your kin.

Isaac Olajos

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To a New Year – A Poem

IMG_2915Charge,
Into the void again, we will go.
Alive we rear,
but the dead they do not know.

Voices ring,
We sing this song.
They forget,
Not knowing, unable to sing along.

It is ours,
Grasp the void, embrace the go.
Alive we forget,
How they did once glow.

Isaac Olajos

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Recovered Data – A Poem

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When I trace the sunset to your door.
When I lose the moon, to find it in your eyes.
When my thoughts and memories scrawled onto a single paper, melt away;
Folded, flying, falling.
We were planes, lost to the ocean.

 

Isaac Olajos

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In Time – A Poem

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Time has no place here.

The throne of man cowers in the shadow,
For once our greatest kingdoms fall;
The trees will have but blinked.

Writing profound poetry of legacy and death,
Scratching the blood of ink into the white flesh of history,
Praying that our consciousness lives on.

We fear that we will be nothing,
That no man will rejoice in our wake,
That our greatest triumphs will fade into apathy.

Isaac Olajos

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The Digital Man – A Poem

IMG_3391We, the connected;

Downloaded are our beliefs.
Encoded are our emotions.
Compressed are our thoughts.
Deleted is our identity.

Isaac Olajos

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5 Tips to Writing Better Poetry – A Mediocre Poets Guide

IMG_00000407Recently, I’ve read too many poems that are lacking the feel that a proper excerpt should have. I’m not claiming to be a very good writer, far from it in fact. Yet I feel that through reading others poems and personal trial and error, I have found some of the major problems with most new writers.

Here are 5 tips on how to write a better poem:

1-Stray From the normal Rhyme Scheme.

Far too many new authors write all of their poetry with the same simple rhyme scheme. This isn’t a huge issue, but if the wording is weak it can begin to feel as if you are reading a Dr Suess book. To create better emotion in your poetry you should think of a rhyme scheme that is unique and mirrors the emotion you intend to convey. Sometimes abandoning rhyme’s all together provides the most powerful message, as it comes directly from your mind, without having to modify your thoughts to adhere to an arbitrary rule.

2-Keep A Rhythm, Simple or Complex.

To add on to the rhyme scheme idea, those with the simple patterns tend to have lyrical rhythm down to a T. Yet those who realize rhymes aren’t necessary in modern poetry tend to jumble their words into one long train of thought. To create a more powerful reading experience, break your poem up into different stanzas. Coaxing the reader into following a rhythm of your words while reading. This helps emphasize certain lines and specific words, allowing the reader to find a more powerful message.

3-Stop Disturbing People.

I understand that poetry is largely based upon personal emotion, but it also must be pleasurable to read even when conveying dark thoughts. Too often do I see poorly written poems about gore and abuse and other dark topics that rely on shock value to convey emotion. This is acceptable at points, but when an entire body of work is based on shocking people into feeling it becomes a burden to read and your audience dissipates quickly. Try using metaphors or wording things less literally to get your point across.

4-Don’t Search for Obscure Words to Make you Sound More Intelligent.

This is one of the worst crimes you can commit. Using long obscure words in your poetry simply to display your literary superiority is confusing to the average reader. I would much rather see a poem that uses a word that all readers can understand than one that halts the rhythm of the poem so that the reader can google what that strange synonym means. Simplicity is often the best route.

5-Try new styles.

Finally, get out of your comfort zone. People always say do one thing really well but in literature, you must do many different things and combine them to succeed. Playing with different styles can help you determine what you enjoy, as well as give you another outlook on the style you use. Innovation comes from exploration. So go ahead, show the world something new.

Happy arting,

Isaac Olajos

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