Treasure Island

Buxton Shippy

(7-27-55 / Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Abba Sigh


In the midst of terror
Dry bones sing
Earth vomits
Innocent blood shed
Creation shudder

Heart stained
Where greed left its mark
Human predators multiplied
Canibalism on the rise
With eyes open
Compassion in a casket died

In the midst of terror
Rivers flow
Babies cry
Angels spit
The wicked man dread
Abba sigh

Time is tense
Air is stiff
Lungs collaspse
Hold on!
Hold on tight!

Submitted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Edited: Thursday, May 19, 2011

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  • Narda Blair (9/6/2011 12:22:00 PM)

    Love this poem. Simple, yet explosive. It provides vast, intense imagery. Abba Sigh is lovely. God is really sighing! (Report) Reply

  • Bancroft Boreland (6/10/2011 11:07:00 AM)

    the imagery is great.my favourite line was: Compassion in a casket died. i have to ask u though, is Abba Sigh a person or thing? (Report) Reply

  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (5/11/2011 12:06:00 PM)

    Nice poem. Rich in depth and imagery.
    Beautifully conceived. I rate it 10.
    Thanks for sharing.....
    Please read and rate my poem 'A humble complaint' on page 2. (Report) Reply

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