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A Single Moment

A Single Moment

A Poem by Mutley

A poem about that amazing experience when adrenaline enables you to see a moment frozen in time


A scene of stillness

Time has paused to glorify

The air hangs to fortify

The treasure between past and future

Light sticks to the surface

Gravity forgets its purpose

As debris floats in midair

A leg outstretched precariously

Held in perpetual immobility

A moment’s emotion captured in expression

Fasten upon a face for eternal inspection


Like an old photo

Shot in the hands of disarray

A light that flashed over the fray

Then dropped back into undistinguishable darkness


The image is that of captured chaotic essence

A million pieces of havoc intertwined

Drifting far into the depths of the mind

To be analyzed in scrutiny

Displaying the paths of predestiny

With frozen chaos hanging in balance

Threatening to shatter all over the observer


A string thrums, vibrating the air with melody

Then reverberating to a great cacophony

The song of pandemonium returning to the ear

A great explosion smashes the far and near

The hurried heart once again beats

The whirling air once again flows in repeats

And the world is let off of its puppet stings

As it all falls to the earth

Danger penetrates the serenity

Time has restored its identity

© 2010 Mutley

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Such vivid imagery can only be accomplished with talent. This piece is practically a slideshow of so many pictures. It's amazing how you capture each detail with impact and color.

Keep Writing. ^___^

Posted 9 Years Ago

This really is brilliant, your words and the way you put them together create a visual picture as well as one of feeling and sensation, at least for me. Very well crated, one amazing write!

Posted 10 Years Ago

wow. brilliant poem. totally agree with dustyhowls, you do have great vocabulary.

i have to admit, there are some words that i don't even know myself.
nicely done, you describe the whole thing amazingly, at the same time making it somehow mysterious. love it.


Posted 10 Years Ago

I really like,finally a poem that is not depressing.Great imagry,makes the mind come up with pictures of what your explaining. :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

I love your style of writing! I'm glad to have found someone who's has a similar style to me but you're much better. This is excellent. Definitely in my library

Posted 11 Years Ago

Wow, this is amazing! Your rhymes are flawless, the vocabulary you used is astounding, and the actual concept is interesting. Oh, and the rhythm works well too. Great job!

Posted 11 Years Ago

This one is really good. I like your style of writing. Agree with Coyote... your descriptiveness made it a nice read.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Poem was very good. I had to read a few times. So many strong statements made the poem powerful. Your description and detail made poem a pleasure to read.
A excellent poem.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on February 23, 2010
Last Updated on March 1, 2010
Tags: a single moment, frozen, time, mutley, critterman, moment



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