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Paper Poetry

Pitted Against Myself


Original Poetry by Me! — Mike Stanley

My feelings
Have me in a pit

It’s dark outside

The sides are so steep
The top high enough
To where I can’t see

I pace back and forth
As the sun rises
As the sun sets

Another day gone
Another day
With no progress made
Still trapped

In my pit

A pit so big
That my thoughts revolve
Around it

Instead of How
To get Out



We are living in the digital world, covered in the autonomous aspects & tracked motions of life. Yet, somehow we are losing some critical elements. Keyboards, touchpads, & speech-to-text are there, but we believe that handwritten words on paper is still meaningful to some poets.

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Mike Stanley

Mike Stanley

Dragging myself through this journey by the ink in my pen and the life in my limbs. As a wise man once said, “this is how my bio ends.”