Winged Time Bomb

Winged Time Bomb

A Poem by Celestine Astraea Firestorm

everything i meant to say
every word i needed to express
sitting at the tip of my tongue
i bite my lip
gnawing until it grows numb
keeping these explosive words
from detonating a ticking bomb
never knowing when the countdown will end
and the bursting words lit with fire
will take their winged course

© 2008 Celestine Astraea Firestorm

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i read apprehension of self expression .. letting the explosion direct the course instead of intention .. excellent message and imagery in such few words .. love it

Posted 10 Years Ago

I dig it!

I'd make it all present tense: "everything I mean to say/every word I mean to express/sits at the tip of my tongue" -- 'cause that ratchets up the tension of your riveting trope, the winged time bomb, the ticking of words held in check. The unbearable explosiveness of NOW suspended.

Great premise -- bring on the winged time bomb!

Posted 11 Years Ago

I like this, its simplicity yet, abstract in imagery and concept
the style of wording and the voice justifuy this poem, and the meaning
captures an explosive with wings, like a heart about to be broken,
as the intent leaves the reader hanging perfectly, nicely written, Michael.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Celestine Astraea Firestorm
Celestine Astraea Firestorm

Catania, Italy

I'm a 23 year old Gemini Pagan Extrovert. Writing has been an addiction of mine since the ripe age of 13. It's a thirst that is never quenched. Your GoddessAug 20, 2008 - Sep 20, 2008This is a c.. more..