The Call: Thursday Poetry Rally

Come, the voice whispered
There is nothing here for you
Leave your safe home and warm bed
I got up and followed the voice
Through forests, over mountains
Come, the voice whispered
Across the void to strange lands
I was afraid but the seductive words called
Leave your safe home and warm bed
Why did I follow the call?
What did I hear in the sibilant command,
Come? The voice whispered,
I followed, to a new world and a new life.
I sometimes still hear the call
Leave your safe home and warm bed
I lie in my snug new home,
Listening. I haven’t followed yet.
Come, the voice whispers,
Leave your safe home and warm bed.


For Jingle’s Thursday Poetry Rally

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  1. wow,
    the call is attempting,
    new home would be cool,

    love the way you conveyed the call, yet, you have not followed yet…

  2. have fun,
    I linked you in,
    I am impressed by your beautiful work here… ;)

  3. Very thought provoking…I loved it. You have a way with words x

  4. Oh wow… the voice can sometimes be sincere, but sometimes very deceptive… It led you to your new home, nice.. but I wonder where it takes you next..

    Very well written, Liz… gave me a few chills too!! Sorta haunting…
    But awesome!

    Happy Rallying!!! :)

  5. whooaaaa !!! u kinda freaked me off in the beginning :|
    so did u finally heed to the call at all ;)

    here from Jingle’s Rally.. u can read my poem at

  6. A fabulous feeling! Kudos!

  7. I love this. I think what I love most is that everyone can relate to this feeling and at some point has heard the call. The question is whether the heed it or not. Thanks for sharing this. Be Inspired Today! Love and Light, Sender

  8. very beautiful poem. fabulous work..

    –Someone Is Special–

  9. wow that call is eerie… we do hear that voice sometimes. is it worth heeding? what an awesome poem!

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  11. joseruypc

     /  August 26, 2010

    I hear this voice very often. Every decision in life echoes this invitation, I believe.

    Nice work you’ve got here!

  12. Jessicas Japes

     /  August 27, 2010

    We all hear that voice from time to time, but only the brave – or foolish – dare to follow it. Very well written.

  13. The call of adventure? I enjoyed this piece :) well written!

  14. Dabir Dalton

     /  August 27, 2010

    I can feel the longing to answer the call as well as the uncertainty…

  15. mairmusic

     /  August 27, 2010

    Mysterious and seductive– gorgeous!

  16. have a fun Friday,
    visit poets back if possible!

  17. I found a surprising resonance between your poem and mine, between your blog and mine. Very beautiful. I enjoyed visiting your blog. Victoria

  18. WEM

     /  August 27, 2010

    one of these days you should heed that call. It is an adventure. I promise. :)

  19. come.. the voice whispered.. and i did come to a wonderful poem :) the repetition works very well and keeps the reader occupied..!

    my entry for the rally is The Butterfly Lover :)

  20. I loved reading this, beautiful x

  21. oinky

     /  August 28, 2010

    wow..great poem!

  22. mother2rah

     /  August 28, 2010

    The call can be very persuasive.

  23. Very tempting … I could feel the pull!

  24. wow… the call is amazing ;)
    keep versing :)
    might wanna visit
    have a gr8 week
    viva la vida :)

  25. Impressive job with this poem

  26. Dakshima

     /  August 30, 2010

    I like this.. :)
    visit me

  27. what an amazing poem… this is really very nice….

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