Choices

Choices

A Poem by Jack...

 

 

 

 

Choices

 

Shadows move on sheet rock barriers

framed in time of late

Spaces filled with unknown visions

dance about with feet of clay

Gowns of nightmare carpetbaggers

thunder on the floor

Drippings in a mist of nervous breath

blanket my safe haven

and the sounds scream

in voices of past mishaps

Lost in lonely corridors,

wailing on aching skylights

permitting barely a moon glow psalm

to echo of their meaning

in songs from a distance,

of pleading skeletal desire

 

“I fear for I have no choice”

 

Doorways yawn in weary ovations

Slanted photos dot the landscape

Windows prove little relief from the cold

as heat pierces my cavities

Gaping wounds of frail memories

clutch at my last ounce,

measuring the words I am reading

Taking a breath, sweet, stagnant

Clawing for an exit only to find

it has stood before me all along

Baby steps, I have been told

Find that trust, slowly…make sure,

reach out for the hand

offered on a dreamscape message

 

“I fear for I have no choice?”

 

Eyes, so tired, weeping pools

out of focus since that day, open

(As if sunflowers float on silken wings

and glorious becomes an understood word)

slowly and tentatively,

blinking sorrow’s pathway free

to lead me to you

The imprint of that butterfly

marks my palm in red lines of love,

mapping my skin with a long awaited

smile, dry lips curve as I take your hand

trusting, for the very first time

realizing the feeling

which has finally…set me free

 

“I no longer fear, for I have a choice”

 

© 2013 Jack...


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Jack...
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You always have a choice.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Choice - our greatest blessing, and most daunting responsibility. Superbly written, Jack.

As if sunflowers float on silken wings
and glorious becomes an understood word...

These "whispered" lines will echo in my mind...

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Rita, it is always a grand day for me when your smile finds my page. Thank you so very much.
“I fear for I have no choice”- conflict (This line is just striking. It hit home.)

“I no longer fear, for I have a choice”- resolution

I hope I'm not oversimplifying with my above description. I just wish all conflict had its resolution in the neatly and beautifully packaged way of your poem.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

You are not oversimplifying Diana. This piece was written to show others that they do have a chocie... read more
This has parallel meaning with Robert Frost classic piece

"Two roads diverged in a wood,
and I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."

The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Thanks so muich Neil. That is some wonderful company you've listed me with.
to echo of their meaning
in songs from a distance,
of pleading skeletal desire

That skeleton seem made of iron at times. Great write, My friend.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Thanks so very much my friend.
Extraordinary write Jack. You skill surpasses.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much Ken. I appreciate you stopping by.
I had this picture and this dream last night.. crazy to see it here today.. A message for my sweet self maybe lol...? Thank you for reminding me that we are who we choose to be..xo

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Lily Mae, I am happy this one found you then. Life is filled with choices, we just need to have the .. read more
Life is what we make it, as what they say.

I always remind myself of this line: "Happiness is a choice, so I choose to be happy." Though the road I am taking seems so rough and dark, I have to continue moving with such hope that there's light at the end.

When one chooses something for his life, he should stand for that decision...because life is affected by time. Time passes by as a passing part in your life. You cannot hold it back when it's through.

A nice piece for reflection, Jack.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much Dhaye. I am happy this one touched you.
Freedom from your burden!
Lovely write here and I love the ending that sets you free!
This is a powerful poem and I love the graphic that you included at the top.
"Eyes, so tired, weeping pools

out of focus since that day, open

(As if sunflowers float on silken wings

and glorious becomes an understood word)

slowly and tentatively,

blinking sorrow’s pathway free

to lead me to you

The imprint of that butterfly

marks my palm in red lines of love,"--this is my favorite part.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Josie, I am so happy that you enjoyed my poem. You have created my smile on this day.
Josie E. Cook M. A.

7 Years Ago

Then, I succeeded at something special today! :)
A smile is so sweet and dear in a heart.
agreat poem, thanks for shering ^_^

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Thank you Cara.

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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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