Saturday, October 3, 2009

Poems of a 17 Year Old Girl

flippant remarks about the poverty of the soul
languid indifference sliding into a metal bowl
but the bowl refuses to feed
instead prolonging their need
absurdity becomes a commodity
insanity now a luxury

eyes clouded by belabored breath
joy noiselessly ripped away
life drops
love pours
into a vacuum
hopelessly black, devoid of red
no more green
Chaos is King of all
Random is his Queen
their offspring;
Wither, Waste, Weep.

How does the warrior not tremble before eternal insentience?
For him-is laughter inconsequential?
the trumpet slices the air, harbinger of death
the rape of the soul endured
leaping over anguish, deferred grief burns savagely
does she weep for him? how? when does she find the time?
or does time stop, only to have itself stolen from those who need it most?
where does yesterday live? where does that whispered joke or secret smile find meaning?
is there a doorway they pass through, only to have it vanish, forbidden?
childhood taken hostage by the wrist, icy fingers refusing to unfurl, cutting deep
conversations existing only in the mists of memory, embraces and promises drawing reason from wistful sighs


  1. I am upset that you have read my teenage angst, only because you say that yours is not good - when it really is! Yes the first poem was a bit too rhyming for my liking, but the language choice, the imagery created, the raw emotion - so wonderful.

    Thank you for this insight, it was a true pleasure to read.

  2. Oh, I had butterflies when I saw I had a comment, and from you! I agree, the first one is a bit 'twee' but I am so so over the moon that I didn't cause you to have an upchuck reflex immediately. It's a true compliment coming from you :) Thanks so much for readin them.


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