A Collection of Nothings

A Poem By Tamerah // 5/15/2011

Odd bits and scraps that never found a home.

A trip to the end of the universe (and back),
is exactly what the Doctor prescribed,
He said a profound amount of stardust I lacked,
and without it, he feared, I would die.

Your silver fine,
I lay supine,
pensive, to gaze at you.
Aloft you pull my thoughts along
as you streak the midnight blue.

How beauty fades
but yours will stay
imprinted on my eyes,
never to be seen again
except within my mind.

Ode to a little bug who alighted upon my computer screen one late night slash early morning towards the end of May (2010).

Oh little bug, with tiny wings,
alighted upon my computer screen,
I know you are drawn to the light,
but I’m afraid I must ask you to take flight.
I do not want your tiny feet
leaving tiny marks on my computer screen,
you obscure my vision, though small you be,
and I find your presence quite distracting.
I’ve been most polite, and I’ve asked you to leave,
but you’ve turned a deaf ear to all of my pleading.
I’m afraid your prolonged presence I cannot allow,
Oh little bug, I must squash you now.

“Careful, or you’ll lose your way,”
he used to always say.
“Do climb high, do risk it all,
but be prepared to fall.”
His gripping eyes,
he’d look into mine,
and I always felt so small.

I want to grow butterflies like flowers,
and watch them nodding in the sun for hours,
their petal-wings glittering like little galaxies,
fluttering slowly in the warmth of the summer breeze.
And Dear, whenever you will get the chance
I hope that you will stop, not pass,
but repose with me and watch the butterflies
with rapt attention and gleaming eyes.


I love these! Especially the

I love these! Especially the last one.

Hannah W. | Sun, 05/15/2011


I love #3 especially. ;) I've been through that. I like number 2, also. ... and I'd love to grow butterflies. :) 

Kyleigh | Mon, 05/16/2011


   These are all wonderful. I liked the first one a lot. Do you by any chance, watch Doctor Who? Because that's what it reminded me of, in a good way. It made me smile.

Kathleen | Mon, 05/16/2011


I rather wish I'd written 4 and 5 :) Very beautiful.

paperpoet | Mon, 05/16/2011


Number three was funny, but number one was my favorite. Go the Doctor!

Julie | Mon, 05/16/2011

Formerly Kestrel

1) This summer I plan to

1) This summer I plan to travel around the sun with the Doctor - if only in my imagination.

3) Poor dear bug. I rarely feel so pitiful when I'm squishing them, though.

4) This should be part of a story.

5) Alltime best!

@Aredhel: You watch Doctor Who too?? Yay!!

Anna | Mon, 05/16/2011

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

Doctor Who

We need to start an Apricot Whovians group...or maybe Apricot Whooligans?

Julie | Mon, 05/16/2011

Formerly Kestrel

I lovelovelove 2, 4 and 5.

I lovelovelove 2, 4 and 5. Actually, I love all of them!

E | Mon, 05/16/2011

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Thanks everyone for the

Thanks everyone for the comments!

Number one is most definitely about the Doctor! I can't believe there are so many Whovians here, how wonderful! And Anna, I have much the same plan for my Summer. I recently bought Ten's sonic screwdriver just so that I'm prepared :)

Tamerah | Mon, 05/16/2011

Oh these are-

So awesome!

Sorry I would write more, but its getting late and I don't have much more time!

But I wanted to tell hwo amazing all these were! Very inspiring and creative! Keep up the awesome-ness :D!

Write on!

Kassady | Mon, 05/16/2011

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
Write On!

These are great!

I like one and three the best. Poor bug! But they can get really annoying...

Emily Grace | Sun, 05/22/2011


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