Monday, August 13, 2012


Photo by Don P. Northup,
I tag my walls 
with poetic graffiti, 
littering the overpasses 
and abandoned shells
of my existence 
with the verbal vandalism 
of a desperate dreamer 
screaming to be heard 
in a cacophonous world.

~~~ This was written in response to a prompt from Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, asking us to consider the idea of “poetry written on a wall.”


Mary said...

A very cool response!

Susan said...

Hmm. Interesting negative (ghetto?) slant: graffiti, litter, vandalism, screaming! What if it were embroidery
decorating, wisdom, and chanting? Nah--I see that that would never give the idea of breaking through that I think you are going for--or the positive take on why what seems to be destructiveness truly exists.

Brian Miller said...

verbal vandalism of a desperate dreamer...ha..i like that much...much better than the wall scratching of a half loon man...smiles.

Mama Zen said...

This is super cool!

Kerry O'Connor said...

...screaming to be heard.. how aptly worded, and filled with ironic truth!

Marian said...

desperate dreamer screaming to be heard, oh i surely feel that. very apt.

Ella said...

I love your response to this prompt~!
I love the line "of a desperate dreamer screaming to be heard"
Well Done :D