Monday, January 7, 2019

That Feeling

Happy new year, dear reader! May your 2019 be filled with happiness and poetry! Lately, my mind has been delving into darker themes (again). No, my depression is not driving my words but rather I am writing with eyes wide open. Maybe dark is the wrong word...let's use 'different'. I am trying to explore different ways to express. The poem I wrote today is borne from nothing personal (this time). But rather it is the offspring of thoughts that just sort of came together in a short period of time. This is the start of my exploration into 'different'. Please enjoy.

Rod E Kok
January 7, 2019

Do you know the feeling of angst,
sitting in the pit
of your stomach?
Maybe angst is the wrong word…
call it whatever you want.
But it is a feeling.
Like something is eating you
from inside out.
Yeah, that sensation.
I have it every time
my thoughts stray.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

With Love

This is it. OctPoWriMo is over. My final poem is a Haiku, which still is one of my favorite forms to write. Thank you all for staying with me this month, for encouraging me. It has been an honor to write for you. Until next time, farewell.

Rod E. Kok
October 31, 2018

Time has passed slowly
thoughts sewn together daily
Sharing words with love

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

A Dance

Today is the penultimate day of #OctPoWriMo 2018. There are only two poems left to write. Today's prompt is Dancing on the Moon. I wrote the prompt just a little different, but I did write about a dance. I hope you enjoy.

Rod E. Kok
October 30, 2018

Under moonbeams and starlight,
soft saxophones
jazz up
this dance floor.
An embrace
for the ages,
two lovers
sway in time;
nothing else matters.
Eyes locked
on each other,
holding a gaze
full of promise,
radiating passion.
A celebration of love
under glimmering light;
time holds no sway
over those who dance

Monday, October 29, 2018


Today, dear reader has been my least favourite prompt. I do not mean this to disrespect Amy. No, not at all. I simply mean that today's prompt is about numbers. And I hate numbers. I am not a math guy. So I hope you will forgive me for what may be a lackadaisical effort. It simply wasn't my day.

Rod E. Kok
October 29, 2018

I am trying to dig
into hidden meanings
of numbers,
but all I come up with
is that one
plus one
is two.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

From Darkness to Joy

Day 28 is almost over, and I finally penned a poem. I must admit that my creativity is waning. I hope I make it 3 more days. Today's prompt is Split in Two. Once again, I have made it personal, addressing my mental health struggles. I hope my words make sense.

Rod E. Kok
October 28, 2018

Like a tree felled
by an iron axe,
so I fell
into overwhelming

Split in two,
I tried to hide
behind a mask.
Broken, despairing;
I cried for help.

As a seed planted
in fertile soil,
I was given a chance
to thrive.

Flourishing under
loving care,
I grew in stature.
Now I cry
for joy.