The Lessons Not Over

The Lessons Not Over

A Poem by Karen Redburn

Youthfully employed at compassion saves the world


I put in my resignation, sights on higher ground


Gradually empathy quietly broke down


Whirled around by tornado of media hype 


Drowned by water spouts of desire and want


Praying more with full out empathy


Enraged the storm, it became a juggernaut


Hurricane Hard work and Monsoon Money


Slammed against the ramshackle heart of little hut


Mountainous mansions, tons of debt


Replaced the blissful existence with little resistance


Until it was squeezed and all seemed lost


Rose coloured dreams dashed in one giant rain drop


Kicked into submission, daily reports seemingly prove


How evil our nature, how stuck in a groove.


But maybe, just maybe at the storms zenith


In the midst of thundering violence and victory


It sighs and quietly runs out of energy


With one outrageously loud burst, it unmasks itself


And combusts gloriously in the midst of doing its thing


A rainbow appears leaving behind loves foundation


© 2017 Karen Redburn



Author's Note

Karen Redburn
All constructive assistance appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Wow! I'm blown away by the very relevant imagery of modern, Western -- and Eastern, too, more and more -- life. I really appreciate the storm vocabulary, with the rainbow at its end.

I'm actually at a loss for words to describe what I feel right now, but I think that might be what this poem is supposed to do: force the reader to step back and evaluate life. Well done!

To say I enjoyed this would be to trivialize my reaction.

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Karen Redburn

5 Days Ago

Thanks Debbie, it was just something I wrote while thinking about massive storms and the current rea.. read more
Debbie Barry

4 Days Ago

You're welcome, Karen. Sometimes, "just something I wrote" is the best writing.



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Wow! I'm blown away by the very relevant imagery of modern, Western -- and Eastern, too, more and more -- life. I really appreciate the storm vocabulary, with the rainbow at its end.

I'm actually at a loss for words to describe what I feel right now, but I think that might be what this poem is supposed to do: force the reader to step back and evaluate life. Well done!

To say I enjoyed this would be to trivialize my reaction.

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Karen Redburn

5 Days Ago

Thanks Debbie, it was just something I wrote while thinking about massive storms and the current rea.. read more
Debbie Barry

4 Days Ago

You're welcome, Karen. Sometimes, "just something I wrote" is the best writing.
I hope your eloquent words are heard by the powers that be, dear Karen! Your clever metaphor use is excellent and can be taken literally as well as figuratively. We have had too many storms these days. They leave one battered in body and spirit. I will hope for the rainbow with you...

Posted 5 Days Ago


Karen Redburn

5 Days Ago

Yep it is time, EVERYONE had some peace! Thank you my friend, your comment on this poem means so muc.. read more
This is well-constructed dynamic writing! I'm not sure what it's about, but I find my mind going in multiple directions as I read. I can see the connection with recent storms, especially the devastation in Puerto Rico, but then I also get a more macro view of the current madness in general around this country -- it all applies & swirls around in the punishing gales of your powerful imagery! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Karen Redburn

1 Week Ago

I think it was inspired by something I read in a poem. The beast huffs and puffs and blows more and .. read more
barleygirl

1 Week Ago

I enjoy your storytelling! *smile*
Karen Redburn

1 Week Ago

Thank you and if you are around my page may I be so bold as to invite you to take a look at The Girl.. read more

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Karen Redburn
Karen Redburn

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



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Life long reader, who loves to write. Interested in connecting with other writers, sharing ideas and reviews. I have two cats, Fifi and Tigger who keep me company, or distracted, during the lo.. more..

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