Tag Archive: poetry about loss


wordlessness

wordlessness …

shards of everyday life
slice through

cleaving
flesh

splintering
bone

battering the ramparts

chiselling away
incessantly

endlessly

shaving off pieces
bit by bit

tearing muscle

frying synapses
charring hope

with
only the
inevitability of endlessness

the tide of desolation

washing in
soaking dreams in diesel

fueling storms that rage within

deep
inside yourself

where there is only you
where all the pain
all the loss

feels

at least
true

incoherent hope …

art breathes hope…

brusthrokes,
flourishes on canvas,

smells,
tasting a palette of oils,

perhaps echoes of earthy hues,

dusty charcoal,

leaving stains that don’t run,

while while the while …

savouring the warmth,
from a faraway sun,

that,
softens fingertips,

caresses hues,

sheds crimson tears,

falling,
like rainbows swirling,

greys on haggard parchment,

while while the while …

the artist feels hopelessness recede,

breathing in a peace,
a stillness,

within,

alive!

alive with hope,

as time retreats,
its swagger lost,

while while the while …

art and artist,
remain,

eternally clasped,
healing a shared pain,

wrapped in the warmth of each unit of time,

offering hope,

to still,

still,

dream of travels along teasing trails of sugarey stars,

just out of reach,

slipping through entwined fingers,

above us all,

in our shared common sky,

as artist and art,
embrace,

become one,

in the eternal second,

whispering away tears,

with hope dispelling,

all doubt,

all fears.

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