"Better Left Said"

"Better Left Said"

A Poem by Kimberly Ellis

You’re a horrifying train wreck 

barreling down hot steel,

scraping with sparks and fire;

 

You’re a ravaged boat lost at sea,

crashing against angry waves,

thrust into the eye of your most recent storm;

 

You’re the most brutal winter on record,

closing down schools and airports

with your blizzards and black ice; 

 

You’re a fiery plane crash

plunging from the air,

exploding into your latest casualty;

 

You’re a broken down old truck

with blinding high beams and blinking hazards,

waving down a fix for your never ending problems;

 

You’re a frightening example

of self destruction and inner chaos,

of everything left unsaid and undone.

© 2012 Kimberly Ellis


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Wow! this sounds similar to the speech my daughters mother gave to me when
she said, after searching her soul, she could find NO redeaming qualities worth
saving about me. Better left said (when one is totlaly reprehensible) than
unsaid....

good work, hder.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Kimberly Ellis

9 Years Ago

Thanks! :)
A good amount of metaphors floating throughout this poem. Self-destruction can indeed come in many forms and that inner chaos is something so hard to correct once it becomes imbedded in the mind. Good poem Kimberly.

Pendragon

(Dark Realm)

Posted 9 Years Ago


Kimberly Ellis

9 Years Ago

Thank you :)
Bare Trees

9 Years Ago

You're welcome.
I liked it. The way you summed up the metaphors in the last stanza made it precise and more memorable. Also, good imagery.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kimberly Ellis

9 Years Ago

Thanks :)
Can't decide if this is the best put down, or best reality check i've read in a long time. Such is the eloquence and flow of your words, i'll go for reality check.Very nicely done.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kimberly Ellis

9 Years Ago

Thanks a bunch! :)
Great write.
Best stanza:
"You’re a frightening example

of self destruction and inner chaos,

of everything left unsaid and undone."

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kimberly Ellis

9 Years Ago

Thank you! :)
zainul

9 Years Ago

You are welcome.

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