Well of Feelings — A Blitz Poem

I went and volunteered a shift at the cat shelter with my son and his wife this afternoon.  The orientation was last week.  One training shift down and three more, then I’ll be an official regular volunteer.  The crew on Sunday evenings are so friendly and laid back.  It’s also very clear they are passionate about taking care of this passel of purrers.  There’s just as much time socializing with the cats and the other humans as there is the cleaning part.

Update from my 10/11/18 post, “Arthur”, he is now living in a foster home!  YAY! So many times, they are “failed fosters” in that the family ends up adopting them.  Prayers were answered.

Those furbabies stir up my feelings.  If they don’t have homes right now, this free-roaming shelter is the next best place for them to be.  What strikes me most is how magnanimously they accept their current circumstances.

I just wrote this blitz poem , not knowing where it would lead.  The blitz poem is a way to get things out at a subconscious level, but aside from that they are meant to be read out loud — fast.  I give you, “Well of Feelings” (which is specifically dictated by the form).  I also randomly found the spaced out and cool video included here.

take it easy

take it well

well I guess

well so deep

deep think

deep dream

dream me

dream we

we are

we were

were what

were then

then love

then pain

pain sears

pain endures

endures all

endures well

well what

what now

now fly

now run

run free

run tired

tired day

tired way

way fun

way jump

jump over

jump up

up high

up down

down around

down over

over under

over between

between us

between them

them over there

them over where?

where and why?

where in the sky?

sky vision

sky scanning

scanning clouds

scanning feelings

feelings diluted

feelings lukewarm




11 Comments Add yours

  1. photosociology says:

    I’m really enjoying the different styles of poetry that you are making use of. Most of the styles are completely new to me.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m glad you’re enjoying the poetry styles. I’ve done the OctWriPoMo twice so far, and they like to give form challenges. As I’m practicing them, certain topics seem to fit certain poems. It’s been very enjoyable writing them also.

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  2. Jordy says:

    I like this free flow association. Like that you titled it blitz poem!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Jordy 🙂

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  3. You have such a wonderful style. An architect of poetry! 🙂💕

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Christine! I like the idea of an architect of poetry. It is a design and a building isn’t it. I enjoy reading your poetry as well.

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      1. Thank you Jade. Mine just come out however they wants usually! Although I do like quadrilles and haiku. Not too challenging 🙂

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        1. msjadeli says:

          do one and you’ll see it’s probably the easiest of them all. quadrilles and haiku are way way more challenging

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  4. smilecalm says:

    deep 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      glad you connected with it 🙂


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