Weekend Showcase: Rod Kok (Poet)

19 Apr

Spotlight

Every Friday, 1 artist/painter/poet/writer, letting their work speak for itself.

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Rod Kok

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Overflowing

by Rod Kok

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Mistakes. Part of life,

says this foolish man

who has made plenty.

>

Aye, my cup is full

with remnants of memories.

Rash decisions that seemed

good at the time.

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That very cup used to hold

a heart, beating wildly

with thoughts of a future

planned to perfection.

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(was this the mistake?)

Listening to rules,

feeling guilty about being

so unsure…doubting everything.

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Doubt lingers, the cup

spills over with present,

past and future.

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Mistakes of the past

often turn into

blessings for the future.

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Erroneous choices don’t define

who I turned out to be.

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Doubt gets redefined

to wondering

(what if?)

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Mistakes I have made,

and will make again.

But I’ve learned to drink

from the cup

so it doesn’t

overflow.

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Author Bio

Rod E. Kok is a Canadian author, currently exiting the last grasp of a 7-month long winter. He has been published in The Rusty Nail, as well as sharing his work on his own website (http://fifafan.ca) and others. He is desperately hoping that if summer arrives this year, it will spur on a new season of creativity.

 

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Do get in touch via the Comment box or @ArtiPeep if you would like to be showcased. You’d be welcomed!

 

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One Response to “Weekend Showcase: Rod Kok (Poet)”

  1. shanesbookblog April 19, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Incredible poem! Thanks for sharing this!!!

    I always get excited when I see a new email in my inbox saying you have published a new post haha!

    It always brightens up my dark dreary day’s.

    =]

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