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.  

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?


What's that? 

Who's there?

Is Papa knocking on my skull again?

Oh Papa, you know you can't come out now.

Leave me be, go to sleep.


It is not the season for reason, fellow men. In fact, it is the crux of the issue at hand. Smash it to pieces, that boring ball of reason. Every man must each shatter it inside himself so that he may be called a true man of the Everyman. A fork in the eye, a chip of the tooth; we possess no such primordial flaws. Follow me into the void, leave yourself behind. Drift simply. Simply be.


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.



© 2018 Ethan



Author's Note

Ethan
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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Oh my gosh. This is beautiful. You should make a Bible. The way you wrote, and the words you used.. They sounded like artifacts or something haha. You have great potential. I thought I was good, but being on this site makes me feel terrible at what I do haha. Great gob.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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This is good in a way that I can't really explain, as in I can't really explain why I enjoyed reading it. That's the beauty of literature I guess.

By the third stanza I'm beginning to have my mind blown in the way really good poetry does to you, and then throughout the last two stanzas I find myself searching for connections and analyzing for meaning, and then I go to the title and authors note and what I find there just once again sends my mind reeling with conjecture, analysis, and mind blowingness.

In other words, I had a lot of fun reading this.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Oh my! I am impressed with the way these words (beautifully strung together!) left me mostly speechless. Great work. I'm glad you're published, it is much deserved! Keep on keeping on my friend!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Oh my gosh. This is beautiful. You should make a Bible. The way you wrote, and the words you used.. They sounded like artifacts or something haha. You have great potential. I thought I was good, but being on this site makes me feel terrible at what I do haha. Great gob.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This one has such beautiful diction, but its definition is tricky to find. If I were to hazard a guess at what the poem is, I would probably say that it is about someone who broke down (maybe because they lost their father), and they cannot think as they used to, so they abandon reason creating a "void." They are merely afloat in their reality hoping that someone will join them and someone will know them as their father had. Excellent work.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Oh dear,that's like the best most beautiful , spectacular poem I have ever read. Thanks:D

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ethan

10 Months Ago

Wow thank you!
Wow... Very nicely written. I absolutely adore it! Keep writing!

Posted 12 Months Ago


What an amazing collection of observations about suffering thru some painful ailment . . . well-crafted & full of recognizable sensations, as well as some unusual surprising ones. This conveys the howling one feels, yet it doesn't sound whiney. Very imaginative! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


I really enjoyed your poem, especially the way you portrayed your thoughts! You had good rhythm and imagery, keep up the good work!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ethan

10 Months Ago

Thank you very much :)
Your words flow so eloquently, and I am enthralled by this. 'Prescribe me something, Doctor.
Anything, Dear Doctor.
Say it's all okay as you inject my pain away.' favorite lines. :)
-Elena

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ethan

1 Year Ago

Thank you :)

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