Remember His Words

Remember His Words

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver
"

Nighttime hours have a tone of their own...

"


She says 

there is a light in here somewhere

except unlike her

I can't turn it on


It's only mortal blues

lips whisper and lie

only the death 

of all you have known

rumbles a restless sky


Like the leaves in autumn

not all destruction is ugly

he softly reminds me


So many broken things

where is the thread

strong enough to mend

the strangled seams


Faith

rise from your slumber

I'm cold 

sacrificed myriad dreams

unseen

in a final attempt

to redeem

a battered soul


So many broken things

strangled at the seams

I have become nothing more

than a fragile beat

blurred

like the tattered wings

of a lonely bird



©2016 PoppySilver


© 2016 Poppy Ruth Silver



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I'm not following this as a cohesive message -- getting mixed up with the "he, she, me" pronouns & how it all fits together. But that doesn't matter, becuz it's still a good read with poignant observations on nighttime hell. The third stanza is brilliant & thought-provoking. I also love references to broken things, needing thread to sew together strangled seams . . . this is your strongest analogy thread thru-out.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

barleygirl, thank you, I appreciate your thoughts, thank you :)



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Splendid. I like to pick from pieces the lines that had the most impact on my psyche but this piece is just too full of shooting stars to pick just one. Brava:)

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you dear Pryde :)
nicely written keep the spirit up.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Dash the Reaper, thank you :)
a whisper. A sigh. A lamentation. The threshing beat of moth wings against the windowpane, held back from the crave of light.
This is saturated with sadness and pigmented with that darker ink "not all destruction is ugly" still leaves the tree naked.
A formidable write.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

TL, your thoughts are always poignant, thank you so much :)
I'm not following this as a cohesive message -- getting mixed up with the "he, she, me" pronouns & how it all fits together. But that doesn't matter, becuz it's still a good read with poignant observations on nighttime hell. The third stanza is brilliant & thought-provoking. I also love references to broken things, needing thread to sew together strangled seams . . . this is your strongest analogy thread thru-out.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

barleygirl, thank you, I appreciate your thoughts, thank you :)
Wow, very nicely done. The flow and imagery lend this poem the power to captivate and draw the reader in(at least, it did to me). I really enjoyed this!

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much, truly appreciated :)
wow poppy, you are a fine writer. This is really good especially the last stanza

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Cassie, thank you very much :)
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Darkness vs. light is a strong premise on which to build a finely tuned write. So much rich imagery imbues the piece with a light all its own, a portal in the unforgiving darkness that arrives unabated. Using the autumn leaves to illustrate the point that not all destruction is harmful, a brilliantly drawn lesson in life. An extremely well done piece of art, young lady. take care...dan

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Dan, many thanks...I always appreciate your kindness, blessings :)
This may sound silly, but I like the spaces here, and the font, the kind of technical details often underestimated in poetry, this is done well, it reinforces the content well !

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

I really appreciate that Leslie, thank you very much :)
This was absolutely amazing I loved your use of imagery. "like the leaves in autumn not all destruction is ugly"... i love that so much

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you Adi :)
It's as though your poetry has a pulse...it reverberates through my soul, every time.

Kelly
x

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you dear Kelly :) x

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Poppy Ruth Silver
Poppy Ruth Silver

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Merry Meet all, welcome to my page. I write mainly poetry but I also write stream of thought prose. I also create spoken word poetry and have a couple of novels on the go (dust covered albeit;) My .. more..

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