Awake

Awake

A Poem by H. A. M.
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A moment of clarity for our hero. The first part of this I used the last lines from 'HONESTLY' so this is like a continuation it. Nothing racey so it's safe to read.

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“My God.”

“I see how flawed I am

because

you show me mercy

through her.”

 

“I repent”

 

Snapping back to consciousness

ashamed of my unconscious

thoughts

that still amuse others

and still…

entertain me

to my delight.

 

This doesn’t mean I’m clean

or holy.

…Hardly.

 

Still…

I’m reminded of God

by that wailer

Bob Marley.

 

Funny how

People love a good drama.

How the hero over comes

adversity.

Yet strangely

 

no one loves a man in transition.

 

As for you dear

 

Have you ever had a man dine on you?

 

(not what you think)

 

Not just fire up a blaze

throw on the heat

and then leave you.

Leave you raw and glazed,

breathless and still restless…

while he served himself

selfishly.

 

Have you ever had a man…

 

Savor you and your thoughts?

Taste your lips

as well as your ideas

and found them both

delightful and wonderfully formed.

 

Don’t look at me.

I don’t eat raw meat

and

I don’t desire your flesh.

 

Not right now…

 

If there were something

else there…

…more than that smoky eyed stare…

 

I might compete

with the rest of the crowd

and simply ask

 “What can you tell me about yourself?”

 

You know what I think

because I said it.

 

Not held my breath

and you read it.

 

Interpretation.

 

Left open for scholars and

professors to

guess

what the artist meant

when

I’m not a painting.

 

I speak.

 

 


© 2008 H. A. M.



Author's Note

H. A. M.
That 'phase I was going thru might be over. This is his realization of some things.

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:)
this piece is strangely soothing...
like the calm after the storm has been spent
perhaps in a way it is

in contrast to the earlier piece, this makes it even more calming
it highlights the whole tone of this piece
i think the second part of "Honestly" is more of a transition to ths piece more then anything else
it could be the second part actually and this the third piece
i know this might not be your intention but its just a thought

and also...a parting question
how do you draw line between the journey from the beginning to the end?
*smiles*
because that is what "Honestly" and "Awake" is to me...a journey

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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I went back and read honestly which was quite graphic. But if we don't put our head above the parapet and shout who's going to hear us?

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

man in deepest philosophy of his self.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I liked the phase but this is actually better
It's more like you
more thought provoking
although it's still bluntly told
It has a better meaning

~~Theta

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

incredible writing. Deep, sensitive...a man in transition....you speak some truths here about the way we behave toward one another...
Well done.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

:)
this piece is strangely soothing...
like the calm after the storm has been spent
perhaps in a way it is

in contrast to the earlier piece, this makes it even more calming
it highlights the whole tone of this piece
i think the second part of "Honestly" is more of a transition to ths piece more then anything else
it could be the second part actually and this the third piece
i know this might not be your intention but its just a thought

and also...a parting question
how do you draw line between the journey from the beginning to the end?
*smiles*
because that is what "Honestly" and "Awake" is to me...a journey

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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