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So Far to Go: Two Poems by C.L. Bledsoe

By C.L. Bledsoe


Before the snow came, you picked
a sweater from my closet,
slipped it on without a word.

I knew it would replace me— 262 more words


A Day (Depression Series Part 1)

Before you get too far into this poem, I wanted to pre-emptively say: this is an old poem. I think about two months old. Despite the frustration I express in this particular poem, my partner is actually wonderful and this poem doesn’t include the conversation we had later on the night of that particular day in which he did his best to listen to me explain my mindset and understand my experience. 896 more words

Creative Writing

Morning Thoughts: 25.5.16

A hand on a cheek;

a hand around the waist,

lost in lust; eternal in isolation.


No. 173 "Blueberry Cordial" - 25/5/16

Last night I dreamt that I could sing

A link of memory:
When I was 8 I thought the most beautiful colour in the world was the midnight blue oil pastel out of the box we were sometimes allowed to use. 110 more words

Original Poetry

My Father is the Kind of Man

When my father moved his belongings into the upstairs guest room
I was in another city taking a break from the prison my home town had over the years become. 283 more words

Creative Writing

I would raise a storm for you (poem of mine)

I realise how pathetic
I look
How the heartbreak
Does not seem strong enough
How the flowers grow
The Summer wind blows,
To trees, not… 84 more words


This Morning

Something about these swelling,
sweltering summer mornings,
air pregnant with moisture
even as the birds start to sing–

something about these days
screams revolution, the kind… 62 more words