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Free Verse Poetry: The Keeper of Emotions

Free Verse Poetry, “The Keeper of Emotions.”

In this free verse poetry, “The Keeper of Emotions.” A woman is in turmoil of a relationship she has been in for quite some time. She realizes that she is being used by her lover, only to accelerate his ambitions. He has beguiled her by his charming nature and small gifts or tokens. And then, when she believes the relationship should move to the next level it takes a turn for the worse. Read the free verse poetry below, and feel the emotion and turmoil the young lady is feeling.

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Here, I’m sharing a digital art piece with this free verse poetry in hopes of stirring an emotive in you!

Free Verse Poetry: The Keeper of Emotions

The absorbing one watches but never reveals
What she sees. By night she releases the emotive
That filters across pillow tops, through
Tears, on mounds of cheekbones.

She wakes alone and unlocks
Doorways of love dishes out portions
Softly, patiently offers admissions
For new emotions. What a responsibility.

She must be reserved. Not long ago,
In the moment of passion, she almost
gave away the whole soul. Request
incessantly fulfilled. Unreal,

Someone Appreciates her love. But now she must hold back.
Her heart is swelling, deflating, as if
She was a big red balloon.
She tucks away into the night, fits

Into the darkness, allowing tears to fall like a star.
She targets the metallic sound in the bottom
Of a deep handbag, inserts it into an opening
for freedom. No one notices. Flustered,

She drives and drives, expels more tears. So much hurt,
yet the delicate soul.
When she leaves, later, again,
She will not return, not ever, or ever again.

©2017 Linda J. Wolff
|The Keeper of Emotions|
Free Verse Poetry

[Poets.org ] What is a Free Verse Poetryfree verse: A poetry of organic rhythms, of deliberate irregularity, improvisatory delight. Free verse is a form of nonmetrical writing that takes pleasure in a various and emergent verbal music. “As regarding rhythm,” Ezra Pound writes in “A Retrospect” (1918): “to compose in the sequence of the musical phrase, not in sequence of a metronome.” Free verse is often inspired by the cadence—the natural rhythm, the inner tune—of spoken language. It pos­sesses visual form and uses the graphic line to differentiate itself from prose.

The term free verse is a literal translation of vers libre, which was employed by French symbolist poets seeking freedom from the strictures of the alex­andrine. It has antecedents in medieval alliterative verse, in highly rhythmic and rhymed prose, in Milton’s liberated blank-verse lines and verse para­graphs.

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