Kethry, sorry I have not had time nor inspiration to tackle the challenge but rest assured I will as soon as I can. Sorry this is mainly due to my long work hours, but as of friday I am on hoildays. Thanks for the line, loved the image. I will use it
back again ok this poem sort of came together in 2 mins. I don't know what you will think, I was just in the mood for experimenting.
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Darkness surrounds me, all is lost
up to this fragile sky I'm tossed,
to and fro and over in violence current,
emotions challenge high in winter torrent.
My arms are stretched towards the skies
Does the God not hear my cries?
"Peace at least," I scream I plead
I have been the victim, oh how I bleed
beneath the waters of my bathtub,
phantom infant kicks inside,
little unplanted baby sharpens his knife
wars are waged upon me, by the men
always with authority again and again
soldiers march on me,
I am the rape victim
of the rubble,
the nun chained
to the missile,
the mother who birthed a thousand killers,
and fertilised the flowers bound
as the wreaths of Hiroshima.
First world power supremacy,
I am democracy
the beggar with child
dead eyed heroin junkie.
This is a confession
of nothing of importance.
I am million loose ends on
the hanging noose,
the kick that throws
and forces life to black.
In this dead time I am that single
glimmer of hope…that tiny voice
that says no.
"I concede relationships have left me weak Won't be here so I don't care Look for something worthy to replace my guilt" Mansun legacy
[This message has been edited by brian madden (edited 08-29-2000).]