The Quiet
Screaming in a vacuum is
A subtle form of pain.
Wishing on the moon
As it starts to wane
Will shrivel all your dreams
Dreamt with open eyes;
A forest full of truth
Killed with a fist of lies.

Honey from the lion
is not a treat for most,
It doesn't go down well
With bitter tea or toast.
Nothing makes me shiver
More than your absent ghost;
I'd throw a thousand wakes
For the chance to be your host.

Letters sealed with wax
And posted to yourself -
Poison on the mantle
For your looks, your soul, your wealth.
No-one knocked the door
You leave ajar at night;
You never found the wings
To take your fateful flight.

Screaming in a vacuum
Is a subtle form of pain.
I know you never heard me
When I yelled aloud your name.
Barren hopes lie wasted
Upon my broken brow;
And all the words lie silent
- Noone whispers now.

WandaLeaBrayton   WandaLeaBrayton wrote
on 4/20/2009 12:41:51 AM
"Killed with a fist of lies." Many beautiful things have been lost to a plethora of falsehoods. I've always liked Emily Dickinson's poem, "Tell all the Truth, but tell it slant", as it becomes difficult, sometimes, to be completely honest without causing injury to those we care for the most. It is usually best to temper Truth through the eyes of kindness, thereby alleviating any possibility of harm. I have lost too many loved ones in the past, far too soon. Sorrow is a difficult place to dwell, as it is a cruel master that will not allow one to go in peace. May we all learn to heal without leaving those deepest scars. A poignant, thoughtful penning, Anyafay. Thank you for the honest poem; it is a rare gift to display a wound without drowning it in tears. ~ Wanda

Michele   Michele wrote
on 3/3/2009 9:09:08 AM
Excellent! Such loss--this is how I feel about my brother, gone almost a year.

StarPoet   StarPoet wrote
on 3/2/2009 5:15:10 PM
Anya you have a way with words and rhyme that is so refreshing and insightful. We are so lucky to have you here with us. And this poem backs my words up 100%.

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