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Author Name: Freestormwolf 4 Comments
Date Added: July 30, 2009 09:07:25 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Jam Tomorrow

Relentless now, this ticking clock

that heralds in a dismal front.

Inured in cloak from all the joy

that once was mine in different time.

No words can grasp this sentence

nor take away the cup from tired lips,

whose singing gone

resigned to other-worldly song…

(The minstrel choked upon the tune.)

 

No paint can catch this barren world

in which I’m forced to play my part;

Around me now in stark relief

the fragments of a heart once full

of dreams and inspirations

 now,

 discarded in a burn.

 

“It’s all a checkerboard of nights and days”

so old Khayyam*  with wisdom says

Philosophy upon my brow

yields little comfort

in

 the

‘ now.’

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* Omar Khayyam one of my poetic heroes.
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Comments:
Comment By: Freeb w mayer on September 16, 2009 04:58:50 PM Report
A wonderful piece. Images are very strong. Love the line about taking away the cup from tired lips. Excellent!!
Comment By: FreeAmy on August 11, 2009 03:56:02 PM Report
This is so sad a write but done with your usual artistic flare. I felt the feeling behind the words so intensely I feel compelled to say "cheer up...be hopeful" and that is something I rarely do when commenting. I usually try and seperate the author's feelings from what is being expressed in the poem because they may not be feeling it at present but I know this is so very heartfelt today and tomorrow for you. So, have hope, Alison..... the changing tides may throw us off course but maybe the destination won't be as bad as we fear.

Amy x

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on July 30, 2009 12:36:43 PM Report
 Storm Wolf,
You know no matter the title you always have the wisdom of words to express yourself so well....
I admire and respect you so very much ..
 hugs She Whispers

Comment By: FreeAdri on July 30, 2009 10:13:12 AM Report
As always, very though provoking and intense.
You are a poetic inspiration.
Adri x





 


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