Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)


Dust, covers the veil of illusions we call memories
Dust comes out of the mouths of loverless fools who claim eternity
Dust is the substance that God shakes from his hands
after burying another lost soul
Dust is the thought we had yesterday
Dust is nothing but the stars past glory
Dust chokes my voice as I try to utter I love you
Dust is the utter futility of me, of you.

Submitted: Thursday, April 03, 2014
Edited: Friday, April 04, 2014

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  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (4/17/2014 7:06:00 PM)

    Excellent pleiades poem with very strong and direct perceptions. While I may disagree with a line, your work stands out in its assertiveness and reflects thoughts and feelings that is truly your own. That is what makes writing unique. (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson (4/12/2014 10:28:00 AM)

    Dust is something that sometimes is a vital phenomenon. a material uses to hide things that we may suffer from....and its like sword because it can also hurt your feelings when it sits on the past memories, on your friends faces and on the things that once you loved so much.
    a very thoughtful and perfect work as always
    Captain A. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (4/11/2014 1:15:00 AM)

    Dust is just the passing of Time, hiding all base and sublime, a thin veil indeed, but the use of the image is quite poetic...a familiar idea presented in a unique style! (Report) Reply

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