Treasure Island

Jackie Allen

The Colors I Wear

I wonder, does time truly heal the wounds
of loss, of emptiness? Can it heal pain,
Sorrow, grief, the wailing of self-blaming?
The truth is a stain. It colors the bruises I wear.

The trail-like tracers speeding in their race
Despite the cold, despite the heat, the sky
Above Wolf Pen Hollow flares up, blazes~
Merging cries, echoing mourning’s pale face.

I wonder if time really heals all wounds?
And if from loss, a life filled with sorrow
Can regain purpose, and if the voice of rage
Might be too much effort to be silenced?

The stars and moon, above Wolf Pen Hollow,
Despite sorrow, despite the bold night’s face
Dance an erie dance, they glance down, and I
I am overcome with shadows groaning.

I wonder, if time can heal wounded hearts,
How might mine be lifted up, and how might
Wolf Pen Hollow be relieved from bearing
This burden of hardship, this way of life?

I, for one, have no other course to take~
Despite the storm, despite the clouds
No choice except to tarry on, tis my fate~
The truth is a stain. It colors the bruises I wear.

Submitted: Sunday, July 21, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013

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 (The Colors I Wear by Jackie Allen )

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 Updates

New Poems

  1. Winter Song, Ruth Manning-Sanders
  2. Words, Ruth Manning-Sanders
  3. A Song Of Earth, Ruth Manning-Sanders
  5. Henry eighth, lee fones
  6. Out of Jouissance II, Ali Ashjaee
  7. Out of Jouissance I, Ali Ashjaee
  8. An Ode to Madness, Ali Ashjaee
  9. TANYA ROSENBILT FUCKS ISRAELI, alexander opicho
  10. Secret, Ruth Manning-Sanders

Poem of the Day

poet William Wordsworth


I AM not One who much or oft delight
To season my fireside with personal talk.--
Of friends, who live within an easy walk,
Or neighbours, daily, weekly, in my sight:
...... Read complete »

[Hata Bildir]