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Measured twice but never cut

beneath the thumb

dead reckoning?

The speckles seem


grow with each

passing second.

If the shout echoes

does it return

to the origin

the origination?


with the sound that was

to make

the sound that is

beneath the thumb

tacit and tactile

we feel the speckles grow

hear the sound of echoes

but the sound falls

on tin

and bouncing

launches into space


  • Did you write poetry when you were younger?

    • Yes
    • No
  • I took this picture for the 365 day challenge nearly a year ago do you remember the appearance of the thumb?

    • Yes
    • No
  • I wrote the poem when I was 17, lots of angst isn’t right?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.


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  1. Good poetry very expressive. Poetry is great for letting out inner feelings and emotions. My father was a popular Latvian poet and writer and with his passing, he left me his poetic inheritance you could say. I started writing when dad was still around at 8 and then I wrote short little pieces in both Latvian and English. After he died when I was 10 I was never without a notebook in high school jotting teenage heartache poetry. Now I have been writing poetry for a very long time and have published two books of my poems. It is never too late to brush up and dust off your poetry and get it out there for the world to see.

    • that is amazing, I have read and loved, poetry and poets for years now as well! I always made sure when I was visiting a new city, that I f0uond the poets from that city that either was published where I was or was famous.

      Wordsworth. Thomas Gray, William Blake were all poets homes I visited in the UK.

  2. The idea whether the echo returns to its origin or is just bouncing back in space as it moves thru mountains and vales is a pretty picture. That you write it when you were 17 and still keep it on file is wow. I usually scribble quotes in my office planner which the janitor read everytime he cleans up my table ??? and of course the quotes get discarded annually ?

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