Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

All the Answers Why


Only the answers why
As I gaze at an evening crescent

Only between the sighs
As blood flows, porous, effervescent

So it was this time due
Ripped the scars vertically

For all these feelings...you're
Taken into nothing totally

Yes in my heart I bleed
Day, tomorrow, in eternity

Falling the crescent seed
By night dark within paternity

One hundred and one stitch
Reside to mend this remake fantasy

So flies the weathered witch
Across a crescent moon above me

Second Hand moonlight ray
Second guessing all that which I gave

Will I live to see day
Silence knows but has nothing to save

Submitted: Thursday, August 23, 2012
Edited: Thursday, September 27, 2012

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/4/2013 8:35:00 AM)

    A Lovely poem but all the answers why? ? ? ..Loved reading it...

    Thank you Sir for the comments for my poem Boundaries of life...You caught it well.Because before writing this poem I searched in internet regarding this.This is really a complicated part to comment on it.I couldn't get a proper answers in internet. Thanks for the valuable and proper comments.. (Report) Reply

  • Faith Fimano (12/25/2012 7:10:00 PM)

    I love the part were it says Yes in my heart I bleed Day, tomorow, eternity. So butiful. (Report) Reply

  • Whisperkwane Lamb (8/27/2012 4:44:00 AM)

    OOO I am scared I feel like my PTSD has run away and came back stronger...but you let me know that it is ok to
    take the good with the bad...and smile all the while...depression is no fun...but a great write turns many of hearts...you did great...very good...look at something in another way helps..thanks...keep on writing my good man... (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (8/26/2012 7:50:00 AM)

    Such an interesting write, wanting to pause each line and take each word in. Thank You. (Report) Reply

  • Marlena Rose (8/25/2012 12:26:00 PM)

    I identify with this poem so very much. Most of the time I have an iron grip of my depression so it doesn't get out of control again. But recent events have made that grip shatter and have made it seem like the only life I know is about to come crashing down. I have not taken that last step by cutting vertically, but I have been so very tempted. I know that I am not alone in my pain, but it feels like it. Reading your poem lets me know that I am not alone, and neither are you. (Report) Reply

  • Payal Parande (8/25/2012 11:39:00 AM)

    a marvelous and spectacular poem sir...i am in awe beautiful just beautiful
    a secrete i must tell you it is the poets like you and you'r poems that keep me writing hoping i will write someday like you....thanks for sharing
    love,
    payal (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (8/24/2012 5:29:00 PM)

    Written deep, revealing what lies inside the feeling skin...beautiful write even done with a lttle blood_Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

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