Tell Him Dear, For Your Sake

Tell Him Dear, For Your Sake

A Poem by Ethan

My mother is a fish.


Today, not unlike any other mind you, 

I seek through creaking grounds some 

Respite from my headache.

And ache it does, 

Like a great gong signaling a Chinese feast, 

Reverberating with sounds of pounding feet. 

They fall and shatter, these glass globes of crystallized thought. 

The cogs are frozen over once again, and 

When the wheels attempt to churn, they crack 

Like spinning plates of china. 

Sister or mister, 

God kiss whichever soul heals my head. 

Prescribe me something, Doctor. 

Anything, Dear Doctor. 

Say it's all okay as you inject my pain away. 

Help me to sleep, as you sleep. 

Help me to die, as you die. 

O Lord, what a thing am I that I may call myself I, 

As if I could be anything other than an I in the great eye 

Of my stormy amalgamation of mind-shards?

O Storm, hold me.

Wind, blow me.

Mountain, mold me.

Farmer, grow me.

Lover, loathe me.

Teacher, show me.

Father, know me,

For my head is most holy.

© 2017 Ethan

Author's Note

I'm sorry I've been gone. I'll be sifting through read requests for a while. Any reviews would still be appreciated :)

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Amazing flow of words and thoughts. I did like the ending. The short statements held great meaning. Thank you Ethan for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 2 Hours Ago

A beautifully expressed piece,I relate to your words.Keep the ink flowing ;-]

Posted 3 Hours Ago

Love this
Heart rendering

Posted 9 Hours Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


8 Hours Ago

Thank you :)))
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Thank you, I wish I could do more. Next time just message me please. ((hugs))

Posted 9 Hours Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


8 Hours Ago

Haha will do
I have no voice is in my awe!! Well done!!

Posted 2 Days Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


8 Hours Ago

Thanks very much :)))
Always a pleasure to read your work, Ethan! This is absolutely beautiful! Well written, and well done

Posted 5 Days Ago


5 Days Ago

Thank you:)))
amazing poem !!! well worded and well written. extremely mature as well !!

Posted 6 Days Ago


6 Days Ago

Thank you very much
I really love the imagery you are able to conjure up in your writing. I get the sense here that there is a lot going on in this mind and that makes the headache even more tantalizing. Very well written :)

Posted 1 Week Ago


6 Days Ago

Thanks :)))))
Like a headache itself, not simple to explain. I can definitely relate to the notion of not being able to escape ones self.
I like your style, the loose format but with pockets of rhyme. Nice work

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 Week Ago

Thanks very much
Calling yourself I is brilliant!


Posted 1 Week Ago

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17 Reviews
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Added on September 11, 2017
Last Updated on September 11, 2017
Tags: poetry, fee verse, prose, pain, storm




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