Cinders And Fools

Cinders And Fools

A Poem by Lathen Griffiths

T’was a blast from the past blew in that night.
I stood berated by the embers of yesteryears tongues,
solemn, serrated recants fumbled through the darkness,
plummeting down the steep spiralling staircase, into the hellish gloom,
to where only the cruelest of words that others can muster will take you.
“Go now!” rumbled from behind me,
I left and never looked back, for there is little warmth to be had
from cinders and fools.

©️ 2022 Lathen Griffiths

© 2022 Lathen Griffiths


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I remember those who made fun of me when I was a kid.
Teased endlessly about different things...last one picked for teams...
but now....I feel at 71, that I have had a few last laughs.
and even though they made a fool of me then...perhaps they are the fools now.
thanks for this poem...

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lathen Griffiths

4 Days Ago

I’m a true believer that what goes around comes around,


Lathen



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I remember those who made fun of me when I was a kid.
Teased endlessly about different things...last one picked for teams...
but now....I feel at 71, that I have had a few last laughs.
and even though they made a fool of me then...perhaps they are the fools now.
thanks for this poem...

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lathen Griffiths

4 Days Ago

I’m a true believer that what goes around comes around,


Lathen
love the title of this and the write, amazing

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Lathen Griffiths

4 Days Ago

Many thanks Lady K.

Lathen
love the flow of this write. wonderful write here

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Lathen Griffiths

4 Days Ago

Many thanks Beckie.

Lathen
yes I know that blast from the past, cold and bitter and has nothing to offer, best to let it keep on blowing past and go in a different direction or it will suck you in for a long dark ride. very well composed.

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Lathen Griffiths

1 Week Ago

Thank you Patricia.

Lathen
Beautifully written! Words are painful, indeed. Leaving is essential; especially when a warm, cozy soul pours itself on blocks of ice in an effort to melt them, the cold catches up with it, and that is how it will not be warm anymore.

Swarnim

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Lathen Griffiths

1 Week Ago

Thank you Swarnim.

Kind regards,

Lathen
Some nostalgia trips are pleasant, this one must have been anything but. To remember an order of "go now" and to do so without looking back is life changing, wrenching even. For the cruelest of words to be used, reminds me how sharp tongues can be. How painful words can be and the damage they can inflict. Once said, they can't be taken back. Little warmth here, in fact cruelty leaves me cold. I am shivering at the thought of it. No mistaking the author's emotions here. Cinders and fools, appropriately titled Lathe.

Chris

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Lathen Griffiths

1 Week Ago

Thank you Chris.

Lathe
This is really good, intriguing

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Lathen Griffiths

1 Week Ago

Thank you.

Lathen
It is well to move on. Little can be gained by wallowing in the ashes. Well spoken, Sir. Well spoken.

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Lathen Griffiths

1 Week Ago

Your words are much appreciated.

Lathen
Wow... might I inquire the inspiration for this piece? Seems like a very harrowing experience to say the least.

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Lathen Griffiths

1 Week Ago

Thank you Gideon

All the best

Lathen

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Lathen Griffiths
Lathen Griffiths

Wales, United Kingdom



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My love of writing poetry began really from my love of song and lyric writing which I have done for many years and still enjoy to this day. more..

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