Sunday, April 12, 2015

NaPoWriMo #11

Still catching up (I was only two days behind, don't judge me too harshly!).

Reading is at a standstill right now.

Today I loved the prompt from Magaly.   It read something like this:   for Day 12 of NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015 Today’s prompt invites our muses to explore the difficult topics of Alienation and Detachment.
(it was day 12 of her NaPoWriMo prompts but since I was behind and loved the prompt, I used it for day 11)

Once I read this prompt, the poem sort of wrote itself:

The Estranged

Have you ever
Shared the same
Sitting space
With someone
Whom you knew
Abhorred you?
Ever sat at
A fancy table,
Sipping wine
And negotiating
With enemies?
Have you ever
Grasped the sleeve
Of a lover
Leaning toward
Goodbye like
A slippery hand-cling,
Untouchable?
Have you ever
Slept your days
Behind closed shades,
A moon-shadow
Among lost
Sky things?
Felt the literal
Snip of someone
Else’s heartstrings?
Heard the icy
tomb of an 
unbreathable farewell 
swing shut
In a tinkling tune
Of never, never?

4 comments:

  1. The imagery here is heartbreaking. I could hear the snip of those heartstrings as I read.

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  2. The imagery here is heartbreaking. I could hear the snip of those heartstrings as I read.

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  3. yes and in my years i have witnessed many 'friends' depart and never really knowing why. was it something i said or something i did or didn't say or do? most significantly wondering why those i love, leave. unbearable are the strings snipped when not by one's own hand

    this is when one comes to the realization that all of life is temporal.

    gracias

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  4. Every question a jab to the heart of most feeling beings. Even the idea of someone having experienced this much pain is a terrible thing; knowing it true turns it into a nightmare. Brilliant.

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