Weary Words

A Poem By Tamerah // 3/15/2012

After all the ashes fell to ground
we learned what it was to be still.
Truly still, no sound, no move, no breath;
the air was silence, the earth was silence.
Forced introspection like this is dangerous,
abruptly confronting thoughts
that were better left unvisited,
thoughts that burned down,
thoughts that fell with the ashes.
I believed I was careful and calculating,
were my thoughts like this all along?
This tenuous, ill-constructed house of cards?
Order wafts away like a vapour
under close scrutiny, and card houses
collapse with hardly a breath,
and fire catches with ghastly ease.
Such disorderly conduct should have consequences.
Such weak conjunctions have no right to join sentences.
Such a chill morning should never exist.
Such tearful eyes should never meet mine
in a breathless moment of sorrow,
like they did that day between the shadows
of a burnt and blackened elm tree.
Where did all the flames go?
Can it really end so suddenly?

Weary words you spoke,
“It is only what it is.”
(Though memories of the smoke
still fill your lungs and make you choke.)

Comments

Though memories of the

Though memories of the smoke

still fill your lungs and make you choke

Wow. That was incredible. All of it was, but especially that last part.

E | Thu, 03/15/2012

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

 Um, yes. All of it. I don't

 Um, yes. All of it. I don't know what to say, but I love your poetry so much.

Anna | Tue, 03/20/2012

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

"It is only what it is"

 That was lovely...what a beatiful piece of writing.

Raine | Tue, 03/20/2012

 wow you are amazing. I

 wow you are amazing. I especially like the last part.

Renee | Thu, 03/22/2012

Whoa..

 This is incredible....all I can say!!

Emilee | Thu, 03/22/2012

A poem begins as a lump in the thoat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness -Robert Frost
Emilee @ http://fantasticalpaperrealm.blogspot.com/

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