Tocsin

Tocsin

A Poem by Ana B.

Midnight conversations

At the edge of the sky…

Enmeshing fascinations

For my troubled, addled mind.

 

Amused is the ubiquity

How I accidentally survived this life

                        So far.

Cause only a true zealot of obliquity

Can relish in his crime

                                  Or justify a war…

 

And how I chase the stable instability

To make up for the missing link,

Eroding the body of the moribund sensibility

With every word and breath and blink.

 

And all along there was no missing link.

The Dark Knight with his soft lips

Awaits and whispers -‘’I’m closer than you think,

But still you get to choose your personal apocalypse’’.


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© 2017 Ana B.



Author's Note

Ana B.
tocsin -(noun) an alarm bell or signal.


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This is the best thing I've ever read from you. It's put together almost perfectly, which is hard when using so many fancy words. It's fine line between needlessly pretentious and aptness.

Posted 10 Months Ago


69 Station Wagons Full of Kung-Fu Fury

10 Months Ago

Just kind enough. Freddy f****n' Chopin may have skewed my brain's interpretation device. (I kid, i.. read more
Ana B.

10 Months Ago

yep, the magic of polish people.
69 Station Wagons Full of Kung-Fu Fury

10 Months Ago

Chopin is also my second favorite vodka.
I always fancied that we can get to die in the way which most appeals or most horrifies us (the same??).
But the reality is that we are all just stop being alive and in the world. So my great, great, great hypothetical uncle Egbert was probably killed by something he may have looked upon as an 'infernal contraption' - being crushed by a steam traction engine whilst stooping to pick up a daisy; whereas I will vaporise in a thermonuclear 'poof!' (which might explain my lifelong obsession with a nuclear world war). But in reality uncle Egbert just ceased to exist as will I.
Your skill at rhyming is matched only by your ability to make the reader sit up and take notice Ana. Great stuff!


Posted 10 Months Ago


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Ana B.

10 Months Ago

Thank you my friend. I always thought that death comes when we've learned what we needed to in this .. read more
Very interesting poem! 'and all along there was no missing link' really stood out to me.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Ana B.

1 Year Ago

Thank you :)
really good i dont have words for it

Posted 1 Year Ago


Ana B.

1 Year Ago

Thank you :)
Very good use of words and thoughts. You made the reader follow your thoughts and ponder the words. Thank you Ana for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


Ana B.

1 Year Ago

Thank you dear John :)
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome dear Ana.
superb one :)
i can relate to this..keep up mate

Posted 1 Year Ago


Ana B.

1 Year Ago

Thank you :)
maybe we are not visionary enough to choose our own adventure when it comes to the apocalypse.
we are plenty alarmist however, especially poets.
This was a brilliant universal warning and also had a sense of vulnerable individual reflection. Nice!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Ana B.

1 Year Ago

Thank you for stopping by MP :)
I really liked the way this flowed, it seems to have a soothing rhythm to it and I loved these lines here:

And how I chase the stable instability
To make up for the missing link

We're all just searching for that "missing link" nicely done!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Ana B.

1 Year Ago

Indeed we do. Thank you Kesha :)
Kesha

1 Year Ago

You're welcome :)
I am def' choosing an apocalypse with extra blood... The word choice.... A true zealot of unique ambiguity... Very well penned...

Posted 1 Year Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana B.

1 Year Ago

Thank you a lot Silente :)
Painting the sky with words that can cut to the quick! Amazing Wordsmith! Right on point! Kudos!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Ana B.

1 Year Ago

Thank you Annette :)

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