A Poem by Perdition

Settled in to the unsettling dream

I realize the futility of my name, 

the distance from one life to the next

unleashed from the surface of water

indifferent as the cup inside the steam

the barrier of which lies infinite to the creed 

Yet, what morning has no world, no meaning

what voice outside this sea, what shell, what hand or mirror would grasp

such distance as cries the introvert 

the clock as it dangles our world, 

swimming to the surface of a lamb

inside the well

I grasp at a single leaf

a forest from my mind

the infinite to one in a single toss

and the unfathomable darkness glaring back

as the chemistry bursts into life

© 2019 Perdition

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Perhaps it would do to make this a tad shorter, but all in all it is a powerful poem. Calm. I love the peace of mind, such as mediation I experienced from this. I find a lot in this poem.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 Month Ago

Ahh,,"Perhaps"..the ultimate poet's madness and blessing...perhaps. Thank you Samael, appreciate the.. read more

1 Month Ago

It was a pleasure, perdition :)
Pardon me for going "technical' but I've been reading some books by good writers on writing & they all say to craft short powerful phrases that pack such a punch, a whole paragraph of possibilities unfolds in the reader's mind. An excellent example of this: "I grasp at a single leaf . . . a forest from my mind" . . . another brilliant phrase: "such distance as cries the introvert" . . . overall, your poem harkens to how I feel a profound sense of how unfathomable life is, the older I get (as compared to the young know-it-all I used to be, glib answers for everything). Having an opinion is overrated. Lately I find myself pondering *sigh!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


2 Months Ago

I have an opinion on all this you know and of course on all and everything you've ever said..lol.read more
i find this poem very "unsettling"!

because time is moving so fast, i am but one life...and i am not sure if i have made a difference...
am i just that single leaf that blew from the tree...just an extra in the movie...uncredited in the credits.
there is so much hate in the world today...and aside from that...much much indifference.
this is a terrific write...

Posted 2 Months Ago


2 Months Ago

Time does have a way of doing that doesn't it? Well I'd say you've made a difference and thus all ma.. read more

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Added on November 18, 2019
Last Updated on December 5, 2019



Sometimes, VA

Writing is a way for me to transcend the edges around the edges of transcendence; if you catch my drift. Thank you for your wonderful reviews and please forgive me if I sometimes fail to do the same b.. more..

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