Derrick Hubert Schnabel

Rookie (16th March,1949 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

A Symphonic Dream Poem by Derrick Hubert Schnabel


a symphonic dream

a
broken
violin
with tuneless screech
flat notes not righted
cacophonous protest
hideous song of hatred
vain wealth discordantly shattered
tympani strokes knocking at the door
cymbal clashes steeped in blind terror
demented horns call forth a judgment
tuba and basses tip the scales
shrill oboe finds no mercy
lone flute no kindly act
the symphony ends
from dream he wakes
but knows he’s
really
dead

02/2011

Submitted: Thursday, February 24, 2011
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