Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

Grave Digger Of Devine Inspiration

Once the bleeding has begun
And onto the page the devine words have sprung

Smiling with satisfaction I see the birth of truth
Knowing inside my words are my youth

But standing in the shadows hidden in his hovel
The black clad figure is leaning on his shovel

With gritty unkempt fingers he is toothpicking away
With the exclamation point from my last say

Nervously the five digits do I inscribe
Will the grave digger bury them alive?

Submitted: Sunday, January 27, 2013
Edited: Sunday, January 27, 2013

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  • Neela Nath (2/7/2013 7:38:00 PM)

    Allegorical poem. I don't think, no grave-digger can bury your poetic ability.Great Sir! (Report) Reply

  • Jahan Zeb (2/3/2013 6:18:00 AM)

    Complicated. I liked the message especially the question right at the end.
    Solute. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (2/1/2013 7:31:00 AM)

    The sight of the black clad figure leaning on his shovel makes me a little uneasy! ! Let us exorcize him that he won't dare to do any 'mischief'! ! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (1/31/2013 5:48:00 AM)

    Don't think there is any danger of your poems being buried Thomas, unless PH goes under completely! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (1/29/2013 10:36:00 PM)

    we have to get rid of the fear of failures. the poem speaks about the inner feelings of someone who is not confident of oneself and always depend on others for moral support to chase away the dark shadow that is picking up its hollow teeth with its unkempt fingers! thank you for sharing, Midnight Voice! (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (1/29/2013 3:59:00 PM)

    Don`t let that grave digger bury exclamations or digits, tell him to keep his gritty unkept fingers out of your poems.

    You are doing well as you are, don`t let him get hold of that question mark either, no knowing what he would do with that! .. (Report) Reply

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