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Author Name: FreeLastTempleKnight 35 Comments
Date Added: November 20, 2006 18:11:57 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Reinventing Me
A deep awakening within my tortured soul
No longer will I be a hapless victim anymore
Scars of past pains inflicted on an innocent me
They adorn my body leaving my skin unsightly
These clothes I wear faded with age & wear
Burning pain strikes hard and fast my back
My anguished cry rips through the gloomy night
The back of my shirt torn asunder from within
I drop to my knees, there's no rescue for me
Blood flows down my back like liquid fire
Tears stream down as something breaks free
Outstretched limbs do reach, I feel delusional
Hands to my tear-soaked face, I fear my fate
Blood stops flowing, but I still feel the heat
I bring my scarred hands down to my knees
By the light of the moon, I see strange shadows
On the ground, the shadows of unearthly wings
Something stalking behind me, I ponder that fear
With deep thought, I somehow know different
Not something seperate but really a part of me
Forward the stretch over my stooped shoulders
They would seem illusional, but I truly 'feel' them
Sharp pains further convince me that they're real
One wing of pure white feather yet bloodspattered
The other of gray metallic feather light in weight
I stand up despite my pain with wings outstretched
Somehow as I feel pain my body grows stronger
Pain, recovery; pain, recovery; it goes on repeating
I stand alone in moonlight wondering what I truly am...
Author's Notes:
Something from a nightmare of mine...
Basically a painful experience of having a set of wings sprout from the back causing strange reactions and leaving doubts about if still 'human' or not.
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Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on March 4, 2016 12:35:37 PM Report

very well written from an experience that change one a favorite


Comment By: FreeMary F. Charest on November 1, 2010 04:28:07 PM Report
Intriguing piece.  Award worthy.

Comment By: FreeMelody on March 11, 2010 10:09:29 AM Report
Reading this twice I tried to absorb each word and feeling projected. You have written a whirlwind of emotion with a talented pen. Awesome
Comment By: on March 8, 2010 12:03:19 AM Report
Absolutely LOVE the Imagery of this poem....Very deep....LOVED the story telling in it....Made me seem like I was there or it was me going through all of this....I LOVE writings like this....I have three new poems on here....if you will read n comment them.....One's called Love/Internal Rollercoaster.....the second one is called "Pick Me Up".....and the third one is called "Know Me".....Once again I say....I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this POEM......
Comment By: Freenanette on December 2, 2009 12:53:28 PM Report
Very nice work...Very inspiring...
Thank you for sharing...Congrats on the award...
Take care
Comment By: PremiumEric Siedzikowski on October 16, 2009 05:05:53 PM Report
Absolutely marvelous poem.Congratulations!!
Comment By: Freealisha on October 14, 2009 04:49:51 PM Report
i love it it has alot of emotion and power int he words i can feel the pain almost i love it! you totally diserved that reward.CONGRATULATIONS!.


Comment By: Freejoey on September 24, 2009 11:10:00 AM Report
Very vivid poem you are a awsome poet
I think you should be published.
GREAT POEM congrats on the award
one of my favorites for sure

Comment By: FreeLORETTA PITILLI on August 3, 2009 07:41:23 AM Report

living with the memories.  peace, Loretta

Comment By: FreeBarry Hodges on February 11, 2009 08:52:47 AM Report
In the still of the night some of one's remembered horrors come back and haunt one. I can certainly empathise there as I have had my full share of terror.
Comment By: PremiumRaymond Pinsonneault on September 1, 2008 10:42:29 AM Report
A nightmare indeed, temple knight, super wording well-arranged. CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE AWARD.
did you know that the pain of 1-2 & 3 degree burns can be felt but not after.

Comment By: FreeSteve on April 17, 2008 07:33:53 AM Report
A great poem deserving of an award.
Comment By: Freeoliver michael barrett on April 6, 2008 01:01:30 PM Report
truthly i think this poem is a little plain.

where is the meaning.

where is the heart.

it sounds as if im reading from a book.

some parts lacking creativity.




Comment By: FreeJose Noriega on April 5, 2008 07:31:50 PM Report
talented poem u got there with all congratulations to you even though its a little late
Comment By: FreeSteve on February 27, 2008 12:28:44 PM Report
Great images.....the power of emotions jump off the page.  Congratulations, great poem.
Comment By: FreeKaren Lowrey on January 7, 2008 11:13:09 AM Report
What a creative imaginative change in reinventing oneself.  Congratulation on your award your poem is well written and the verses stand clear to show the pictured imagery in the words your carefully choose!  You have defiantly captured how your body grows stronger from pain and recovery and from wondering what you truly are and what you truly can be opening up your, "wings outstrected."


There are so many well written deserved comments that need to be posted in creative and I am glad that I have the chance to comment when comment is deserved.  GREAT JOB!

Comment By: Freekatie on September 6, 2007 11:06:38 PM Report
Very Beautiful, Very talented
Comment By: FreeTiffany on August 2, 2007 07:50:38 PM Report
LOVE IT!!!!!!

GREAT POEM!!!!!!!!!




Comment By: FreeRobin Constantinou on July 1, 2007 04:38:15 PM Report
very imaginative, and well written poem, beautiful work and well deserved on the award, bravo,

Comment By: FreeMarian Mason on June 20, 2007 06:48:20 PM Report
What powerful imagry you have in this poem. Very well done on your award it is well desreved

Kind thoughts to you


Comment By: FreeMarian Mason on June 20, 2007 06:48:16 PM Report
What powerful imagry you have in this poem. Very well done on your award it is well desreved

Kind thoughts to you


Comment By: FreeMarian Mason on June 20, 2007 06:48:08 PM Report
What powerful imagry you have in this poem. Very well done on your award it is well desreved

Kind thoughts to you


Comment By: FreeRin Marie on April 30, 2007 01:47:52 PM Report
Congratulation on the award, you did an amazing job.  You really deserve it. 


Love, Rin

Comment By: FreeJessica on March 14, 2007 11:35:45 PM Report
Congrats on the Special Contest Award ! Well done!
Comment By: PremiumPamela A. Lamppa on March 14, 2007 08:08:42 PM Report
Whooo Hoooo!!  You got a Special Contest Award for this one.  GREAT JOB. Congratulations! *SMILE* ~Pamela
Comment By: FreeQuiltingLady on February 13, 2007 03:52:11 PM Report
Who knows what goes on inside a cocoon when a caterpiller changes into a butterfly, does it feel pain?  The mystery of metamorphosis. 

Congratulations on your much deserved award!  :-)


Comment By: PremiumMoon Fairy on February 11, 2007 05:07:30 PM Report
My dear friend~
Sorry it took me so long to respond to your award!
I am beaming so bright!! SO HAPPY for you~
On your way my friend, your on your way.

Comment By: FreeSilkinTears on February 8, 2007 01:10:22 PM Report
Congrats on winning the special award Joe. I am soooooo glad you won..well deserved.


Comment By: PremiumGlata on February 8, 2007 10:06:30 AM Report
Wow, Joe...told ya you could do it!!! Congrats! A fitting winner, this is, and a very talented writer you are!

Hugs and big grins...


Comment By: FreeAdri on February 7, 2007 05:57:13 AM Report
Oh my dear friend!!!  YAY!!!  Congratulations on this I am SO SO SO happy this one won! 
Adri x

Comment By: FreeJeanne Dininni on February 6, 2007 10:45:38 PM Report
Deeply descriptive and highly emotional poem!  Wonderful work!  Congratulations on winning the Special Contest!


Wishing you continued success,


Comment By: FreeTana McCarthy on November 22, 2006 10:20:10 PM Report
Beautiful clarity and power of that last line, very intersting read.

Splendid, Icarus surviving the fall- 'man, you should'a tried the freefall'- the psyche waking.  Under the tortured imagery this seems to me a paean of liberation.  Just cancel those airline tickets.

Comment By: FreeAdri on November 21, 2006 12:51:12 PM Report
Wow...  Not a dream I would like to have, not that I would be able to put is to wonderfully in words like you in any way.  Wonderfully writing, really a chilling write... 
Adri x

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on November 21, 2006 05:44:16 AM Report

Ltk, As I read I was thinking now this fears of shadows and demons that fly and seek lurking behind every thought and emotion..we wonder , where it will all end and who we really are after such a nightmare..awesome poem..I do hope you find your rest soon...> Hugs ~ She Whispers


The other of gray metallic feather light in weight

I stand up despite my pain with wings outstretched

Somehow as I feel pain my body grows stronger

Pain, recovery; pain, recovery; it goes on repeating


I stand alone in moonlight wondering what I truly am...


Comment By: PremiumMoon Fairy on November 21, 2006 12:06:29 AM Report
Holy moses!...freaky nightmare, gave me the chills..


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