Do you have some sad words
That I can put down on this page
Or perhaps some fiery angry words
That make you scream and rage
Where are your profound words
To make me stop and think
To challenge all my beliefs
And place them on the brink
What about your jealous words
Tinged with hues of green
Or melancholy bittersweet
Words of things you’ve seen
Can you find some words for me
Of joyful laughing times
Heady happy memories
That I can fashion into rhymes
Sit a while and tell me words
Of all things in your head
Words that I can twist and turn
Into tales to be read
Forlorn they cry where shadows lie
And husbands leave the home
Sons and brothers, uncles and fathers,
Across a dead land roam
Skies of black above their backs
Shoulders hunched by woe
A weary tred as legions head
To face the tyrant foe
For rest they yearn while fires burn
Beacons on the horizon
Terror signs of evil times
And shadow hordes arising
A shifting cloak of boiling smoke
An acrid rotting smell
Hid beasts of death with poisonous breath
Eyes lit with fires of hell
Face to face with weapons raised
In a land gone black with blight
Brave men roared when arrows soared
Shadows called delight
On that field did no man yield
Each and all were slain
The shadow hordes and Midnight Lords
Marched on to bloody reign
©Aarron Mondello 29/7/2018
Hi everyone. Those of you who read my poetry may have noticed I’ve not posted anything for a few days. There is a reason for this .
I was told a few days ago, from someone close to me, that my poetry (although decent) would not attract much of an audience due to the fact that they are for the most part little stories. O need to start to writing about trending topics, emotions, draw an audience through empathy. Indeed, I saw truth to their words. My facebook page may gain 400-600 views of any single post after sharing and yet only about 2-4 people on average like it and none usually comment.
This shook me quite a bit because I was never one for sharing my writing until recently. And so I put my pen down for a few days and fell to doubting myself and my ability.
But you guys have read more of my works than any body else. So basically I am here today to ask your thoughts. I’m at a place where I feel like reverting to my old habits of writing and hiding it. But I don’t really want to do that.
So if I may ask your opinion, would you like me to keep sharing?
Is my style lacking something?
Do you have any suggestions on how I could improve my writing and my audience?
I hope to hear from you about this. I’m doubting my drive right now .
Hi all, this is a little late, I meant to put this up a few days ago but as often happens life attacked my days and I found it getting put off again and again. But here it is. My most honest and heart felt Thank You! to everyone who has read my words and followed me here.
I can’t remember the exact date I started this blog but it was around 2-3 months ago. The day I started it was one of my most exhilarating and scary days I’ve had. I am what would typically be labelled an “introvert” and putting myself out there as I have here was a HUGE step.
Now I have reached just over 40 wonderful followers and that is already a lot more than I honestly expected! My confidence in my words and myself has grown tenfold thanks to this endeavor. And I have everyone one of you to thank for that.
I am unsure if any of you will know just how much you have helped me by simply following and reading my words. You are all like gods and I worship you all.