Forged in adversity's sword

Forged in adversity's sword

A Poem by Frieda P


 forged in flames of adversity's sword,
   whispering ink leaking upon blotted sins

obscure as an eclipse's darkly allure
  rhapsodic rubbish of an untimely rhyme,
golden shimmer threads woven intricately
     in a noose of slip knot's scarlet ribbons behest
bequests through portals of  complicity

    machinations of another time and place

laced within roots of strangling tendrils

  mutated pretty posies succumb to ancient stories

dancing round the fire of life's indignities

    drowning of impertinence in molten ash
streaming soot of directive flow's utterances
          cannot deny the existence of hell's vortex
as the gravitas and bombastic preponderance
      in this perpetual travesty unfurls
its utterances in my pretentious voice's hush
     hardly matching those in my preposterous head,
yet truth rings clear as a bell's death toll
verses etched as silken decoys unfolded in titanium's recoil
    hiding in the recesses of silent protocol's evasive gibberish
grousing under a tidal wave of crushed soul's imperfections
    breached indignity of  transgression's metaphors
rewarded by awkward stares of disbelief and disgust
 personification well versed in the clamoring of history's chapters
            dog eared and closed the tale in finality's avoidance,
forbore the stealthy decay in corruption of one's eyes
         hiding rather in the sorted shadows than turn the page,
                        face the nakedness of music's symbolic reality 
     damage done can't be erased from old dusty passages, 
      yet, I still leave a light on for courage of a divine moon's charm
                     to shine brilliantly through the dim cracks

© 2014 Frieda P

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Frieda P
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Frieda, this has me tongue tied, it poetry to the nth degree and there is too much to say, so many thought to express and all would make make the poem less profound in its contemplations of what a life is all about... "turn the page", "on the road again"..

I wrote a poem called "Turn the Page" a few years ago and will post it as a sort of reply , or better yet a continuing conversation around this theme...

But let me just say that I love this poem Frieda, its why you are a very special woman and poet ... it touches my heart deeply..

Posted 4 Years Ago

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Frieda P

4 Years Ago

Your sentiments have touched my heart Curt, looking forward to reading your poem. You always bring .. read more


A deep, passionate and eloquent piece of poetry my Lady!

Posted 4 Years Ago

I really liked your poem ma'am but I find myself a rookie to review such a great piece. Sorry.

Posted 4 Years Ago

This is amazing! Your finest piece! I have to say your work is at a scale that I can't ever reach. It is perfection and perfection is not a word I use as a descriptive whole, maybe to a single piece here and there by a multitude of authors but in your case, yes, absolutely perfection as a whole.

Posted 4 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Like this too, with its Thomasian richness and balanced use of italics..

Posted 4 Years Ago

This one deserves to be libraried....ahh!!! my friend you speak to me deeply with each strand your pen takes..

Posted 4 Years Ago

I gotta get me one of those whispering pens. Maybe it'll tell me who not to write checks to.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Enigmatic whirlwinds of thought and reality that collide in poetic justice...

Well done Sugar.


Posted 4 Years Ago

i should say this is full of wisdom and i am not mature enough to comprehend it artfully....
splendid work p....
keep it up

Posted 4 Years Ago

Complex thoughts and concepts, well written. You have an impressive vocabulary, and use it to your advantage in your writing.

Posted 4 Years Ago

there are terms which I really don't understand, by saying that it doesn't mean you are wrong but I am actually checking those stuff on Google becuase it flew over my head, I was like 'oh!what does that mean and all?' Its very much important to know what was in the author's head, there are lines which are quite understandable but I think has to be read between the line... I am saving it in my library and I hope I come up with a better review!

Posted 4 Years Ago

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Added on September 6, 2014
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Frieda P
Frieda P


If you want to know me, read my poetry, it's all in there. I am a mother of three sons (my finest moments) a sister, a survivor and a little bit crazy. I lost my beloved sister to suicide, so you'll.. more..


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