Stop Touching Each Hurt

Stop Touching Each Hurt

A Poem by Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
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I heard silence in the cobwebs of your soul............

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I heard silence in the cobwebs
of your soul
while everything else walked
as if lost
inside of the belief
that all you see is black and white.
Then, I watched you crawl in search of truth
among faces with eyes
that held the illusion of everything
you think you want in life.

Your fingertips seem to know more
about your emotions
than your tears do
because you touch each hurt
your heart mentions
until they bleed.
I watch you pause,
and look over your shoulder
for yesterday
almost as if you wish
it would never leave.

I wonder if you will ever learn
how simple
the feel of your own skin
could be
if you would just not let anger write its name
on your walls carelessly.
Perhaps then, you could see the sunlight
of a brand new day
and accept the shades of gray
that color me.

© 2013 Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm


Author's Note

Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
Artist: "Release" Autumn Skye Morrison

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Like the use of the words here. Never let anger get in the way. It will get no one anywhere. Love these lines: heard silence in the cobwebs of your soul... I watch you pause, and look over your shoulder for yesterday almost as if you wish it would never leave. Great poem!

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Sounds so familiar. Such sensitivity you must have to recognise this in another human being and feel the pain, and have a suggestion for the remedy; but then, you are a poet.
ATB
Alex.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow!!! this is one piece so sublime it hurts- no pun intended :)
favourite line..."...if you would just not let anger write its name
on your walls carelessly...." The allusion here is amazing

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Something to think about. A very nice thought provoking poem!

Posted 7 Years Ago


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"The Shades of gray that color me." A fresh look at the dimensions of what could be, what was. This is beautifully laced with imagery of to capture the emotion and sorrow and relate it to the reader. Lovely intense melancholy write dear.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Such powerful emotion and thoughts in the poem. A lot of question and struggle is raised by the statements in the poem.
"I wonder if you will ever learn
how simple
the feel of your own skin
could be "
Thank you for the outstanding poem.
Coyote

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is absolutely stunning, this touched my soul in a way that most poetry has been unable to do for quite some time. You have a way of writing that leaves an imprint on the reader, your writing is so heartbreaking and beautiful. Thank you for sharing this work, it is truly a gem.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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I loved the opening lines,
This is really good,
I also loved the last three lines.
Simply wonderful.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

your words just ring out the understanding of the truth I enjoy your poems more and more

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You have some really potent lines in this poem that really capture the human experience. The first few lines of the poem are prime examples of this. You show us that the soul truly hold onto things and that those things manifest themselves physically. You show us that sometime, for whatever reason, we are the perpetrators of our own injuries and our own suffering. Happiness is our to have if we can wash our wounds. Unfortunately, it is not always that simple.

This poem is a strong one, and I think that you have some great ideas. I would also say that the first six lines of your last stanza are very strong and can stand alone. They are original and striking. I think that you can take those other lines away and have a stronger poem.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
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Hello, I am Neva, 4i, from Atlanta, Georgia. My latest book and videos: My latest book - Mailing Letters to the Moon rm_f1st('6','182','true','false','000000','av2j3.. more..

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