Swarm – A Poem

I’m trying poetry again, the type that doesn’t rhyme and isn’t a limerick.

Bear with me, I’ll get the hang of it one day.

I took the Daily Post’s prompt of swarm for this one.


Imagine the quiet solitude.
Of hearing nothing but blood
Beating in your ears.
Being alone with your thoughts
And adjourned reflections.

Imagine the consciousness
Of waking from the continuous
Crushing onslaught
Of eager stimuli.
The latent agitator.

Strive to exist, to be alive.
To slough the septic pelt
Of mindless acceptance
And habitual assent.
The abhorrant opiate

Do you know what it’s like
To resist the trespassor
That bombards luminosity?
The energiser of vapidity
And locusts of the mind.

locusts, swarm,


About Nicola Auckland

Busy wife to one & mum to two. I've caught the creative writing bug, now need to practice, get awesome and write something worth reading. Simples.
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15 Responses to Swarm – A Poem

  1. Davy D says:

    I enjoyed reading this Nicola. I think poetry sometimes works when it an outpouring of thoughts. Your poem carries the theme of the prompt very well and I liked the pace and intensity you used.


  2. oneta hayes says:

    My highest compliment for free verse. I understood it! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  3. EDC Writing says:

    Good to hear you wrote this quickly … for me poetry that works is of the moment not overthought … spontaneity in your language, your vocabulary, your feeling … just let it free.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. trE says:

    I think you should give free verse and writing what comes more of your time because I loved this. And, you handled the prompt very well

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you trE, you’ll be pleased to hear that I am doing just that. Writing by hand every single day and it’s paying dividends. I don’t think I’ve been this productive for months! Be warned, you are about to get flooded with pointless prose and nonsensical poetry!

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  5. Well done. Starting with clarity sometimes ends up in chaos. 😉


  6. magarisa says:

    This is eloquent and profound, Nicola.

    Liked by 1 person

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