Kel Smith

in memory of a gem

amidst her battered body
a sweet and tender smile
the portrait of bravery
in a thwarted battle
her heavy head held high

words are not enough
tormenting silence confines
her broken speech
words painstakingly selected
her soul still shimmers brightly

steadily her heart beats
thumping gently against her breast
her body immobilized
she sits uncontrolling
waiting, wondering, wishing

enveloped, strangled, repressed
breath no longer her own
her body consumed
she governs only thoughts
and then.......

thoughts silenced
her pulsating chest quieted
in tranquil beauty, she lay unmoving
a battle lost. a battle won.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 05, 2008

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 (in memory of a gem by Kel Smith )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]