Voice

Voice

A Poem by Jack...
"

We all have a voice, it is how we use it that counts

"

Voice

By Jack Ivey

 

A device which utters concern

Fluctuating based on an unjust situation

Placed on waivers by its listeners

 

An apparatus of defeat

Loudly calling out the masses

Objectively disagreeing with lesser known facts

 

An instrument of sweet music

Pleasant on a warm summer’s night

Welcome when the last has yet to arrive

 

A projector of light infused statements

Glowing beyond the crowded square

Offering solutions of a lost control

 

A detonator of cataclysmic eruptions

Lighted fuse shorter than should be

Challenging deep within the lost fight

 

A vehicle of driven desires

Answers to a consistent common why

Whispering softly through the summit of dreams

 

A loaded gun, cocked and ready

Shooting off whenever least expected

Killing even the best intentions

 

A conduit of reason

Soothing in outward stances

Shelter in which one can rest, peacefully

Voice

 

© 2013 Jack...


Author's Note

Jack...
Nice talk!

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This is great. A splendid display of craft. The theme and message progress so sublime... the contours of hidden innuendos begin to take shape; each line draped in succeeding fabrics of metaphoric bedazzlement.

Just wonderful!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jack...

6 Years Ago

Thank you so very much Noodle.
I absolutely love this one, Jack...really great work. That second to last stanza has kimmer's name all over it! *laugh* Thanks for sharing this with us!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Kimmer, whichever verse you choose can be yours. Thanks so much for your kind words and sweet voice... read more
KAOlmsted

7 Years Ago

;-) Always my pleasure!
Imaginaive imagery, my friend! I like the way this one flowed. I was more of a "matter of fact" or "conversational" style poem, which was a nice deviation. The phrasing was beautiful as well. Nicely done.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Thank you so very much. I appreciate you reading and commenting
I liked it. :) Great imagery!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much
I like this--only suggestion: cut out all the "Voice" except the title.

Posted 7 Years Ago


eglantine

7 Years Ago

I do like ending with it, but I'd either take out the first one or change the title.
Jack...

7 Years Ago

Great idea, I will remove the first one. I don't want to change the title
eglantine

7 Years Ago

nice :)
voice...to voice out that we all a*s writers desire...voicing out our hopes and our aspirations...excellent descriptions...

Posted 7 Years Ago


being me

7 Years Ago

but we are still struggling. don't you agree?
Jack...

7 Years Ago

At times, but the louder we speak, the more they will hear.
being me

7 Years Ago

trying
Genius talk!
Love this.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Wow, thank you so much. I appreciate all of your kind words.
durrya

7 Years Ago

you are always welcome!
I don't know what can I say....just wow


Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much
The power of speech and sound is amazing and I think we tend to forget to listen to them until something significant occurs that catches our attention then suddenly we pay attention. We suddenly begin to listen. It is unfortunate that we don't and that it takes something major to get us in tune with what has occurred and what we want to prevent or continue to have occur, it should be instinct for us but unfortunately we are easily distracted by life and all the obstacles we have to go through in it that it takes something to move us or touch us deep within to get us to stop and listen.You convey the message of the power it holds and the importance of it very well in this with the use of strong descriptive words pertaining to many different aspects in life and the impact it has on us in each one. Nicely done I can honestly say it made me stop and think how I myself tend to not listen to the world around me, as we all do time to time and it reminded me that even though I listen most of the time that I should listen all the time.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much for your thoughts and kind words. I am happy my poem touched you
A unique imprint of us that keeps reverberating in the universe, long after we are gone!
Our essence our trademark, our voice...

What a unique and captivating poem Jack...Thanks for sharing it with me. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me
DIVYA

7 Years Ago

you are welcome.

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Added on January 9, 2013
Last Updated on February 27, 2013
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Jack...
Jack...

San Antonio, TX



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Not much to tell about me, I am just Jack, I am a poet, a writer, a musician, a painter, a builder and a dreamer. I live in south Texas but am originally from New Jersey and miss it more and more all .. more..

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