Truth To Split Bones (CTRL Alt Delete)

Truth To Split Bones (CTRL Alt Delete)

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver
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Spoken word by Poppy...

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Truth To Split Bones (CTRIL Alt Delete)

Blossom in the lungs
Diseased
Tea total
At least for a week
Even that is a lie
Barely reach five days

Saturated wings will tell you the truth
Bleach sliding off matted feathers
Pungent and spiced with life
Red wine coated
Caffeine exhilarated
Pluck
Pluck them all out
Walking carcass with a mystical spin

I wrote a poem of unknown length that you shall never read
Swam through a tunnel of tears
No light at the exit

I inhaled a cigarette, not strong enough
Weak as the blade rested patiently
And the lighter will not spark

I spend time in a wooden shed
Falling apart
Paintwork smiling at me in curls and frowns
Still, I am suffocated

I relish nature
Yearn for daylight, a little sun
None arrives
Too busy calculating my energy’s demise

I travel and yet see so little of the world
Thirty six years flashing before my destination
Yet time speeds up instead of slowing down

Constant
Degrading
Spin

Art, the elixir that calms my bones
I earn no money from words claiming me as their w***e
On knees lacerated from malicious metaphor
Doubt in the breeze, a pimp pushing me more

Halo subsided
Alter course
Tease hope into motion
Ease catastrophe back into its box

Mayhem dusted off
Yawningly so
Situation defused
Elated with realisation
Left only with the pickings the vultures did not want
Fury has seen a new pinnacle

So I shall sit here
Push prayers behind the cushion with cold hands
And dwell on the fact that I am
Just am
“A wasted f**k up.”

Copyright PoppySilver 2012

© 2012 Poppy Ruth Silver



Author's Note

Poppy Ruth Silver
This will be on my forthcoming spoken word album :)

http://poppysilveruk.blogspot.co.uk/

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Damn, Poppy I don't know how you do it but you leave me in awe everytime.

"Art, the elixir that calms my bones
I earn no money from words claiming me as their w***e
On knees lacerated from malicious metaphor
Doubt in the breeze, a pimp pushing me more"
Loved that stanza. Brilliant, powerful art.




Posted 5 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

4 Years Ago

Much appreciated hon :)



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I love that you put it to sound. Your poetry is fierce yet inviting. I am almost at a loss for words at what I feel from this piece. Words always sting or shape me, but when one can actually hear more meaning from their voices, IT IS AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing this soul searching art with us!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Years Ago

Thank you for listening and reading love, I have since edited this for my book, always good as a dem.. read more
PoppySilver! Where have you been all my Cafe~ed life?! This poem is amazing. I love hearing your words spoken in your own voice. Alcohol, caffeine and nicotine are the drugs of choice in this place. I am 42 and where the hell has MY time gone?! It speeds by faster with each breath I take. The lines about art as the elixer... All I can say is, 'Preach it, sister!' The situation is diffused until the next situation. Keep that pen handy, always. A wasted f**k up, you say?! Ha! I think not. Angi~

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

4 Years Ago

lol Bless your heart love, thank you so much for listening and reading...I have since edited this fo.. read more
Angi

4 Years Ago

This was my pleasure, Poppy. Believe me.
omg this rocks I read it with the audio


Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

4 Years Ago

;) Thanks darling xoo
Poppy, I've just read 'Truth to split bones' for a second time. And after more than 7 months, It made me shiver even more than it did when I read it the first time.
It is nothing short of monumental brilliance!
In my opinion, you are one of very few gifted writers on this entire site! Stick with it old girl... It'll work. I promise!!!!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

4 Years Ago

That means a lot to me love, thank you :) MKuch appreciated xoxo
Poppy Ruth Silver

4 Years Ago

Much even lol
Wow Poppy this a trip I'm at my sisters and her computer has everything talk about visual communication I could hear you doing this piece excellent back ground sound adds to the art I mean Great job,

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

4 Years Ago

Mauricio, many thanks :) That is good to know friend :)
Added to my favorites! Of course you are not wasted on my heart dear. I listen but more importantly I read between the lines. Years at my craft have gifted me with special insight. I often care as much about what is left unsaid as I do what is written. But you touch a nerve every time. This was truly an exceptional work of art.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

4 Years Ago

You are insightful indeed sweety, thank you very much, I am pleased you liked and always cherish you.. read more
I'm caffeine exhilarated by you! Love this, love your voice, yeah, I'm in love....

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

4 Years Ago

Frieda lol Many thanks :)
i would love to hear this spoken.

it has such rhythm.

i like the stanza about "words claiming me for their w***e"

that is so profound for us writers, and true...

reminds me of Hamlet..."must like w***e unpack my heart with words"

it's what we do...

it is what we are left with...but everything else goes downhill, at least we have our words...and we can always go to them on a cold night and find refuge.

jacob

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

4 Years Ago

Jacob, thank you :) You can hear it spoken, all you need to do is click the play button on the bar i.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

i will listen at school...i couldn't do it at home...Dial up is awful...

thanks.
Poppy Ruth Silver

4 Years Ago

No worries, thank you :)
Damn it!!!!!! Such a raw,strong,brutal in your face writing, I love it m/ Swam through a tunnel of tears,WOW, love that.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much!

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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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