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Midnights Voice

Rookie - 781 Points (November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

The Sounds Of Sorrow


The sounds of sorrow:
Soft whimpers under cover
Late late on a cold winter's night

Low moans of eternal pain
That one has tried to turn
Into, 'I forgot'

Long wails that are full
Of fury and devastation
As a hurricane's whip cracks

The heart that has been
Kicked and stomped
And stabbed to froth

Flipping pages of poetry
Fanning the heat
Of discourse

Long sighs
Sitting in a swing
Looking down... coughs

Hearing what others think
What they say
In silence

The scrape of a mental shovel
Digging deeper
Trying to bury the past

Oh! of course
The frustration of deliberations
Throwing and shattering glass

Yelling in a canyon
But there are no echoes
Bouncing back

The sucking sound
Made from a razor blade
That is in your mouth

And then silence

Submitted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Topic of this poem: Suicide


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  • Rookie - 343 Points F. J. Thomas (8/5/2014 7:48:00 AM)

    This pain is definitely uniquely expressed Thomas; and then you get to the end and all you can do is say...dang. You most certainly had emotion behind this pen. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,637 Points Amitava Sur (8/2/2014 8:20:00 AM)

    The acuteness of the sorrowful sound is expressed very intensely. in those above lines. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,493 Points Lyn Paul (7/23/2014 4:58:00 PM)

    Thank you Thomas. There is just so much in these words. I hear the silence. So many great lines voiced. (Report) Reply

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