Thursday, April 22, 2010

FOR: NatPoMo


I thought that ashes couldn't re-scatter,
would stay still in a mourner's urn,

that the earth had buried all departed words.

Why is the ground giving up arguments,
letting them crawl to the surface like red ants,
pushing deceit again,
each phrase not sand
but a prelude to battle?

I thought the end was the end,
but as long as there is one mind standing,
I must watch letters crawling,

trying to sting and kill
or maybe just hurt so bad

one more time.

c copyright/all rights reserved/ 2010



JStar said...

I an feel the pain within this! I am here by way of Jungle, and am a new fan :)

Lyn said...

Hi JStar-
Welcome, and thanks so much..just looked at your blog..really super!!

Jeane Myers said...

oh Lyn, bravo!, this is wonderful xxo

Unknown said...

Very powerful, Lyn. I'm sure we can do this to ourselves, rehashing old arguments, even when there's no longer an opponent. All it needs is a trigger.

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
Thanks so much for your kind words...

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Thanks..I believe we always do it to ourselves, because we stay.. the cure may be to just move on!

Helen said...

Much can be learned from your words today ....

Cathy said...

I agree with Derrick Lyn - very powerful stuff. Absolutely love your blog header btw.

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
Thank you..A lesson to me too..funny about poetry!

Lyn said...

Hi Cathy-
Thanks for your comment..and I too am very taken with the header!!It gives me energy!

rel said...

Words are a powerful weapon that can be dulled by kindness. :)

P.S. Central park huh? I did my second year of nursing school at Elmhurst City Hospital in Queens.

Lyn said...

Hi rel-
Thank you..I agree with you..
and, in 1967 I lived in Riverdale..that's why we didn't run into eachother!!

Jingle said...

insightful words,
vivid emotions!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Thank you..words and emotions..what we have!!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
I'm overwhelmed! This is so great..I'm a happy poet!! Thank you!!


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