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Schism


Memories uninvited, well they sing to me, so soft.
A man dearly nearsighted to the distant and aloft.
A dream once kept in pocket, life itself drifting away.
Tomorrow on the docket, never once live for the day.

A soul gifted to christening—all happiness to purge.
I sing to no one’s listening, silence become my dirge.
Echoes wafting through shadow, but a flutter to the eye
Fading to the dim afterglow of never said goodbye.

The well marked skin, the sightless stare: bare tributes to hope lost—
The demise of a heart laid bare—lines unknowingly crossed.
The specters of the living, all, oblivious my tread.
My march itself becomes the pall of a man all but dead.

I let the darkness claim me as this quest, devoid of shine,
Just further serves to shame me to the kiss I would name Mine.
This schism between have and want, when neither fills the need.
I wander through life’s endless haunt, forsaken by the deed.


Michael Anderson

08/11/2017

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Another soul stirring read Michael ~ Your writing always tugs at my heart-strings...I wish I had a magic wand to wave and take away your pain and sadness...Alana
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This is so pure and raw.  Loved this introspective passionate piece of poetry.  You've laid your heart bare Michael.  Im always touched by your deep thoughts.
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The girls hit the nail on the head about your poetry....sometimes it is really difficult for me to read it is so dark (and I try to avoid that darkness constantly)But your work really is so good, your form is perfection, when I'm "up" to it I can't resist. ~L
 
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