Remember His Words

Remember His Words

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver
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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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mou
Awesome , Poppy!A profound piece of writing.
It is my favorite among your all ....
Many thanks for sharing.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

mou, thank you very much hon :)
Sometime we can feel so small. So many problems and we can only see them.
"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"
I understand and I liked the above lines. Thank you dear Poet for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote



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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you dear Coyote, blessings :)
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome my friend.
i think it is all about a mysterious duality - that i see going on, which is immediately expressed and excites and captures me. then as if driving off the paved road onto the dirt road that goes through the forest, the second stanza tells of things not being what one might have expected but taking us where we actually need to go. "he" reminds us, "he" reminds you and maybe only the reminder is what we have to work with. it is unknown if that reminder makes a difference, but it does. honestly, i can't put my finger on it but it is like two vines twisted together, there is a constant action of two things going on - working independantly and working together. i love the dynamics and the way it grabs at me. maybe it is just me, but i have faith in lonely birds.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much...I appreciate you reading and leaving such in-depth thoughts, thank you :)
Well I could just say I love it or something. I'm at work hiding in the restroom writing this. And with a first stanza like this (I think it is great) I will have to tell the complete story when I get home. In the mean time, I love it!

Posted 1 Year Ago


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The poem cries out and touches me. Often in this cold and dark place, helpless, as the broken things just keep piling on. Nothing mends. Dreams fade away, faith blurs , cold and blue souls, we exist just to mark our time.

Appreciated so much...

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

DIVYA, thank you very much, truly appreciated :)
I can feel the exhaustion caused by the mends of life to a beautiful soul. But one day the light will sure turn on. Because it has to.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

It does indeed love...thank you beautiful ♥
Wow! I loved this!
The first lines are my favorite!
Keep it up!

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you Emily :)
soul searching,dreams and visions .we all walk that path !

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Indeed we do, thank you wordman :)
and finding that light isn't always easy....Faith has become lost in a dark world..i hope we can find it again.
we try to redeem ourselves...but the lonely soul is like a bird with tattered wings...you are so expressive with your metaphors and imagery in this piece...

it makes one think about the nighttime that is in our hearts...and whether we can find the light.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you Jacob...I always truly appreciate your thoughts :)

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