Tumultuous Heart

A Poem By Tamerah // 9/15/2011

At once careful and careless,
in love but yet heartless,
you pick at bones like
a carrion crow and make
war with the desert sands,
saying that if you could you
would make it snow forever,
if only to taunt me,
for you know how I love the sun.

Meanwhile as you waged war
I made peace with the overcast,
both within and without,
and begged be taken up in buoyant arms
and tossed like flotsam into the sea.
I advised you then to rest
your tumultuous heart
and drift a while on the tide with me.

And here betwixt sky and earth
we meet our end, where the eye
of the storm makes us calm.
The act of ascension and descending
at once rips us apart
and we burst like fireworks,
beautiful for an ephemeral second
and then gone.

Never to be lamented by any
passers-by, to make our own
graves upon the wind.

Comments

That was fascinating and

That was fascinating and beautiful.

E | Fri, 09/16/2011

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Gorgeous imagery, as always,

Gorgeous imagery, as always, Tamerah.

Anna | Fri, 09/16/2011

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

wow

best poem I have read in over two weeks. Thank you!! beautiful imagery, poignant but not sad, and a great finish. 

Taylor | Wed, 09/21/2011

wow

best poem I have read in awhile, at least two weeks. I loved the feeling of not knowing what to feel reading it. It wasn't sad, just contemplative. And the ending was fantastic because it was not what I expected. 

Taylor | Wed, 09/21/2011

...

Next great American poet? :D

Sarah Bethany | Sun, 09/25/2011

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