The Man Who Stands

The Man Who Stands

A Poem by Ryan Walker

There he stands
A man 
Face of stone
Belying transparent humanity 
That azure ocean
Bleeds agony
Twin caverns 
Like arrows 
Portals to his marrow

And in this moment of insanity 
Hoping to bring clarity
He stands
In the heart of city he stands 
Sprawled before him
The damned 
Flourishing in their whirling 

He cannot command
Yet hurls futile demands 
"You banished your finest
Your leaders and their guidance
Your hearts' arrests confess 
The turmoil of this test
Yet you protest
Too scared to trust
Yet you must"

Stunned silence rung
Violence hung
Vile denial 
Consumed the air
Cackling laughter
Such a disaster

There he stands
A man
Wracked by sorrow
The cistern flows
A mountain quenched
Rimmed portals rend
A world ends

© 2013 Ryan Walker

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This poem is just just beautiful; your choice of vocabulary is magnificent, well done.

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Added on May 23, 2013
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Ryan Walker
Ryan Walker

Fort Worth, TX

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