John Scully

Rookie (19th October 1947 / London)

A New Emptiness


I found yesterday
today,
through unlit corridors,
and saw catastrophies
tomorrow,
standing, waiting, still.

Submitted: Monday, June 04, 2012
Edited: Monday, June 04, 2012

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  • Gold Star - 10,568 Points * Sunprincess * (7/15/2014 12:32:00 PM)

    ............still let's hold out hope the catastrophies never happen....congratulations on poem of the day.... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,162 Points Jayatissa K. Liyanage (7/15/2014 5:15:00 AM)

    Amazing talent you display by this poem. I admire this sweet write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie ipshita Chaki (7/15/2013 1:12:00 PM)

    Really intense.Laudable effort. Keep it up :) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 605 Points Shahzia Batool (7/15/2013 5:45:00 AM)

    congratulations on being selected here...very compact and complete! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 773 Points Leslie Philibert (7/15/2013 5:20:00 AM)

    strong write! Like it (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,268 Points Neela Nath (7/15/2012 10:44:00 AM)

    Profound philosophy with brevity of expression.Loved it.10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 866 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (7/15/2012 9:33:00 AM)

    I like your use of the term, Unlit corridors. Though the poem is somewhat pessimistic, I like it because of its simplicity. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,685 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (7/15/2012 6:57:00 AM)

    Sir, Thank you for the email and the information. Could you please imagine, if a reader as me, reacted that way, how intelligently you could have written this poem? As you overcome that point of time and happy at the moment, you are deserved to have 10 marks, but I give you nine marks. The PH has selected this poem for the merit of it...Well done (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 340 Points Captain Cur (7/15/2012 6:44:00 AM)

    I know those corridors well. There are always ways to relight the soul. Short, but powerful message here.
    New time you walk those corridors bring a torch, perhaps the castastrophies will not be as potent in the light.
    Good write! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,685 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (7/15/2012 3:12:00 AM)

    Why so much of negative energy in this poem? A new emptiness, unlit corridors, and saw the tomorrow's catastrophes...so sad. A few people are in this mode always, but I do not want them to suffer. Come out of your dream world and see the real world, it is so beautiful, well lit, there are a lots of people to help us and no problems.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vinod Sharma (7/15/2012 1:49:00 AM)

    So much said in so few words flowing in time. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,653 Points Dave Walker (6/4/2012 6:04:00 AM)

    Really love it, a fantastic poem. (Report) Reply

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