It calms them

It calms them

A Poem by Sylvia Faff

"It calms them"

Black as midnight

"It calms them"

Clawed into his mind

"It calms them"

Voices frantic in mania

"It calms them"

Within and without...
Reality in absentia

"It calms them"

Opium smoke flowed over reclaimed lips
Dilating dementia

© 2015 Sylvia Faff

Author's Note

Sylvia Faff
I haven't written a poem in over 2 years due to my studies so this is my attempt to bring it back. I opened the first book I could find (river s smoke by Amitar Ghosh) turned to page 29 and chose 7 words to use in a poem

The words were

I wrote about a man who hallucinates and uses opium to relieve this.

I hope you enjoy it and please feel free to leave criticism, any is welcome

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captivating piece...I love the startling dark imagery...
The repetition adds cadence...Thank you for sharing
_x_ - barrie

Posted 5 Years Ago

Outstanding. The repetition is effective and the dark theme intriguing.
Well done.

Posted 6 Years Ago

I like it. I like the way it reads, it goes perfectly with the idea of the poem. I like that you chose the 7 words as a way to get going.

Posted 6 Years Ago

wow! you managed to come up with a really chilling poem with such a difficult mix of words. I'm speechless! its just a great poem

Posted 6 Years Ago

A very powerful write. The wording was very solid and were complex, but simplified. I really loved the concept of a man who forces himself to take the opium in order to find his release. Or "salvation", as I like to put it. Really amazing poem, and loved every bit of it! :)

Posted 6 Years Ago

I really like this style, it makes you feel the mania inside of his mind desperate for release. Great write!

Posted 6 Years Ago

Sylvia Faff

6 Years Ago

Thank you :)

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