Stick Figures

Stick Figures

figures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

Drawn in brown line

with a slight figure

to know your center

to find a balance

on these slim, slim legs.

 

With mouth wide open

a scream or a laugh

a cross for torso

ocean waves for hair

pin drops for your eyes.

 

Such wisdom drawn here

from fingers of young

more wisdom then I

have ever held here

in my slender lines.

 

II

I have heard a good poet

must believe deeply in something

to give a voice to belief.

 

What do I still believe in?

My world has become thin

stick like

lacking in substance.

Was it love?

Did I believe in love?

Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry.I currently live in Washoe Valley NV with my family.I am excited to share my poetry and my writing and I hope that you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing.

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Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I currently live in Washoe Valley NV with my family. I am excited to share my poetry and my writing and I hope that you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing.

4 thoughts on “Stick Figures

  • May 24, 2016 at 2:31 AM
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    Perhaps belief, more experience drives we poets, memories and realities echoing through the mundane day to reveal beauty in all its offerings. It’s the eye to behold what life reveals and the question is a valid; what do we indeed believe, what drives us? Nice work.

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    • May 26, 2016 at 5:52 PM
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      Thank you Tony. You have described my feelings on poetry with “memories and realities echoing through the mundane day to reveal.” This has been my primary objective with all my poetry and I still feel very strongly. I touched on belief simply because I was listening to the a “Poem Talk” podcast and they had an in depth discussion on belief and poetry and this made me question what it was I truly believe. I have a tendency to include these questions in my poems when I have these inner debates. Thank you for your kindness and a great conversation.

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  • May 24, 2016 at 7:55 AM
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    Interesting poem, Jamie. It provides food for thought.
    “I have heard a good poet
    must believe deeply in something
    to give a voice to belief.”
    Generally, I believe that statement..when I write for myself. However I am often hired for write poetry for others on topics that I don’t really have an interest or deep belief in, and I still seem to make my words believable. So, I wonder.

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    • May 26, 2016 at 5:57 PM
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      John, thank you for reading and the comment. I have been debating this issue on truth and belief and was inspired by a podcast to dig a little deeper. What is funny is that a large amount of limericks that are more snapshots of real life and my attempt at being humorous. I understand writing for an audience but sometimes I find myself in these internal struggles. Thank you again.

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