Silent Solitudes

Silent Solitudes

A Poem by emipoemi

Beneath a sickly sky,

Against the motion

Of the heart,

Set apart

From the world;

From humanity.

 

Where ev’ry piece of pie

Becomes a notion

Of eternity:

 

We live, we die, we’re born again,

Never knowing when.

 

Feet on the shore and eye

Towards the ocean,

All night and day

Drifts in delay,

As time goes by-

 

Time is astray.

 

As simple passersby

With lack of lotion,

We burn beneath the sultry sun-

With hollow goals,

Stuffed hearts and souls-

And feel as though we weigh a ton.

 

From low to high,

Far out, nearby,

We live, we die

In commotion.


-EDP


© 2017 emipoemi



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I can’t read this aloud without absolutely enjoying the way it sounds. Especially specifically the first and last stanzas.

“We live, we die/In commotion” was my favorite line, because it definitely conjoures up many contemplations I often have.

This poem as a whole has an intriguing sentiment that is interesting to ponder.

I enjoyed reading it!

Posted 2 Months Ago


emipoemi

2 Months Ago

Glad you did! Thank you!
H L Rose

2 Months Ago

Of course!
I personally find this poem and the message it conveys beautiful. I feel like you have linked the significance of nature with humanity with such ease and expertise. As well as this, I just love the last stanza! It is so powerful and straight to the point, I think that it sums up the ideas and themes behind the poem nicely. Good job!

Posted 4 Months Ago


emipoemi

4 Months Ago

This is one of my most philosophical poems, so I'm so glad you enjoyed it (and took the time to thin.. read more
I really enjoyed this, particularly stanza 6, lines 4-6.
Another beauty. (:

Posted 4 Months Ago


the circle of life, beautifully written.

Posted 5 Months Ago


wow this is a terrific piece... I love the musicality you have.

Posted 5 Months Ago


emipoemi

5 Months Ago

Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it.
My breath was taken with every word...thank you for writing this

Posted 5 Months Ago


emipoemi

5 Months Ago

Thank you for reading. It means a lot. Glad you enjoyed it.
A thoughtful, beautiful contemplation of the banality of life. It has always been a comforting thought to me that at any moment, my life could end and that I can do nothing about it. It makes it much easier to live with perspective as to what truly matters and what is just "commotion." To me, it is much easier than living blindly or afraid of death as do some of us - most of us - (all of us)? Nicely done.

Posted 5 Months Ago


hey friend ...just read your poem 'weirdos' again.....I so totally do love that poem......
i read this poem here this morning and I've just read it again now.....
I understand why you see our poems read different .....I feel your rhyme and your structure......I do enjoy it but I could never write like that as my life has never had form or structure to inspire me...in my writing.
this is another fine work of yours...I do enjoy your poems my friend...I will read more of your work.
thank you.

maybe I am more of a writer than a poet......you have made me think.

Posted 5 Months Ago


emipoemi

5 Months Ago

It's always my intention to make people think (with my poems AND comments). You're a good writer, do.. read more

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emipoemi

Toronto, Canada



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