r james sterzinger

(9-11-56 / midwest)

Hymn to Abduction...With Thanks to Norman Who Inspired This


The evening sigh pours
Out of me
Then lust
Then contempt
I have no recourse
I mumble
Grow bitter.

The night opens
It flushes out the light
Low at first
Light, like a hummingbird's song
Then the darkness settles in

Personality
Hope light and love
Are engulfed
They are seated down
Made comfortable.

Then love is ripped from hope
From light
Love, is taken by the neck
(Or at least what I recognize as love
It might be a bad abduction)
And it is strangled passionately
Like a rose to the frost!

Love takes courage
I use to have that courage;
You know?
Now I run from the battle's call
I am wounded,
Running
I am a coward!
Remembrance of you
What could have been
Chases me like a pack of hounds.

I have taken to the river now
The waters are up to my neck
Will I get away?

Submitted: Thursday, January 29, 2009
Edited: Thursday, January 29, 2009
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Hymn to Abduction...With Thanks to Norman Who Inspired This by r james sterzinger )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Cheap Shots, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  2. COPLA 69 INVOCATION: This Bad Guy World, T (no first name) Wignesan
  3. Days When The Darkness Is Greater Than T.., Shalom Freedman
  4. STORM IN A TEACUP, Philo Yan
  5. Never take anybody, gajanan mishra
  6. All one, gajanan mishra
  7. The ignorant, gajanan mishra
  8. Poetry For I. H. Rizvi, Bijay Kant Dubey
  9. If Any Sense Is Attempted To Be Made, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  10. Just one kiss, Kelly Curiel

Poem of the Day

poet Percy Bysshe Shelley

We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon;
How restlessly they speed, and gleam, and quiver,
Streaking the darkness radiantly!--yet soon
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Mackay

 
[Hata Bildir]