Treasure Island

Sulaiman Mohd Yusof

(Singapore)

Terror


Flashing rays
Thunderous sound
Fire encases melting heat
Shrapnel ignominiously
Blossom
Dance through innocent flesh
That crawls out of one’s skin
The roar of the explosion
Dries every tear
Screams pollute, deafening ears
Live audience
In an unprecedented
Death Opera

The sound of fury
Orchestrated by an unseen martyr
Believed to be
Next of kin
Of the Devil
Foe of God

Submitted: Monday, July 20, 2009
Edited: Thursday, May 12, 2011

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  • Lily Law (9/25/2009 2:04:00 AM)

    I feel the terror as if I'm there to witness it...
    The words and emotions just keep on flowing in nicely...
    ^-^ (Report) Reply

  • Kuji Soliman (9/7/2009 3:59:00 PM)

    extreemly powerfull words, put together in a poem!
    this is lovely and very enjoyable to read! thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Bill Gough (9/1/2009 12:01:00 PM)

    Very Powerful. What I like about this poem, amongst a number of other aspects, is the compression. So much, in so few lines, means the poem enfolds itself into itself. Because there are so many omitted details, the mind provides its own, and that allows time and space to fold itself upon itself. The effect, in my opinion, is to create a sort of implosion rather than the usual outward motion that one would expect. (Report) Reply

  • Jona`e Levett (8/3/2009 10:29:00 PM)

    wow, very good.
    i am picking up that the subject is terrorism? correct?
    or am i off base... i do that sometimes ;) (Report) Reply

  • Melissa Jamison (8/3/2009 1:37:00 AM)

    wow. so powerful and so real! i loved it thank you for the read, please give my poems a try too, i am sure you will like them. (Report) Reply

  • Mark Nwagwu (8/2/2009 8:45:00 AM)

    live audience in unprecedented death opera! that is terror indeed. Great write, my friend.
    mark (Report) Reply

  • Melissia Ann Senter (8/1/2009 9:12:00 AM)

    A true description of terror, a very powerful write of what many people fear this was excellent my friend. Thanks for sharing Melissia Ann (Report) Reply

  • Sameer Ahmed (8/1/2009 2:50:00 AM)

    A true depiction of terror with an interplay like simli, between
    the soulful and calming art and the phenomena of the aweful
    and frightening enviornment.

    Regards

    Sameer (Report) Reply

  • Majida Abdul Latif (7/31/2009 10:16:00 PM)

    everybody face fear once and while but we have to face it strongly. wonderful job good piece. keep writing. (Report) Reply

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