Salvation

Salvation

A Poem by John the Baptist Unbaptised

When the time comes
I will give my mother a water burial

I will wander the mansion of her regret
where the ghost of you awaits;

elliptical, elusive, fragmented,
a dreamlike spectre of exquisite suffering

And I will be reborn in this hallucination

As we move inward and downward,
into a swamp of suppressed memories

Trying to find some kind of salvation


© 2018 John the Baptist Unbaptised


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Poignant and stunning imagery.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Some poetry simply has a pulse all its own. Beautiful lines here, John!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Lovely and haunting. I like the complexity here in the feelings surrounding death beyond just the standard sadness.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Hauntingly beautiful :) x

Posted 3 Years Ago


i believe we all have some sort of issues within our families that,
we try to look past,move on from.
The result becoming a " Suppressed memory".
I found your words to be hauntingly beautiful!
thank you for sharing this amazing piece!
Resa. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


The beautiful, immersive description of this awful yet understandable poem is impressive. I actually think this speaks on some level of great hope, the imagery of rebirth and leaving behind these spectres-I don't whether it's just because your name is baptise related but the water imagery did make me think of a baptism which symbolises leaving behind the sin, and if it hadn't explicitly stated it was the mother than I could have seen this as a metaphor for deciding to carve a new path away from the destructive memories and people....maybe, maybe a bit far fetched....anywho nice write

Posted 3 Years Ago


Nicely penned
Really beautiful

Posted 3 Years Ago


Extremely pensive, yet insightful. Your use of metaphor is interesting, as is your choice of words. Nice.

Posted 3 Years Ago



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Added on March 25, 2018
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