Submitted Report

Submitted Report
Written by Rarasaur


Hold tight
to traditions,
and goals.

Self: Strong
Work: Intriguing
Balance: Almost perfect
Efforts: Fatiguing

Keep sight
of your dreams,
future schemes,
and roles.

Self: Dedicated
Work: Brutal
Balance: Precarious
Efforts: Futile

Don’t fright
at the bumps,
unsavory lumps,
or villains.

Self: Behind
Work: Ahead
Balance: Non-Existent
Efforts: Dead

Still fight–
for perfection
and connection.
Don’t lose.


About rarasaur

Ra Avis is the author of Sack Nasty: Prison Poetry and the girl behind the dinosaur at Rarasaur.com. She is a once-upon-a-time inmate, a reluctantly-optimistic widow, an exponential storyteller, and also basically a dinosaur. Her own story is a long one, but the short version is she (probably) loves you. rawra.avis@gmail.com IG @rawra.avis Twitter @rarasaur FB /rawra.avis 805-910-7297

24 comments on “Submitted Report

  1. Short line, which I like, clean and crisp. Story sharp. Wonderful.

  2. I loved the whole poem, but I really liked: unsavory lumps. That whole stanza just has great imagery!

  3. I loved the format of this one ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. […] more poetry from me over at the Community Storyboard! One is about being a workaholic, and the other is about first […]

  5. I was never really a workaholic. I was more of a……hmmmmm. worryaholic. Yup that was me. I really enjoyed this one rara. Very sharp and right to the point. I like that.

  6. Spot on in your observation and eloquent prose – love it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. I hear what you say ๐Ÿ™‚
    That really summed it all up beautifully, and as a workaholic I appreciate concise summaries ๐Ÿ™‚

    • *hugs* That’s right… you and I are the ones who would take over the ship on a retirement cruise, ๐Ÿ˜‰ We’re captains at heart, my dear, and workaholicism goes with the turf. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for reading!!

  8. Reblogged this on The Claymore and Surcoat and commented:
    Here’s another great poem from one of my word press friends.

  9. A state of being for some, sad but true ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  10. […] The Community Storyboard – 8/30/13 – Submitted Report […]

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