A City Lay In Ruins Poem by Stone Fox

A City Lay In Ruins

Rating: 5.0


The faceless-ageless friends didn't find her hiding.
Instead there was a special gift,
the ability to hide in creases of time.
It hung there motionless on the wall as it had minutes ago.
But none of the minutes had gone anywhere.
Everything seemed to stop.
Whole worlds were silent as nothing moved, not even time.

Frozen like dead bodies,
expressions of a moment were carved into faces.
They were bent into even more uncomfortable positions.
Reminding all ghosts of a city that lay in ruins,
that they had tried to escape, that they tried to flee from the erupting volcano,
as it stayed smothered and covered in ash.

Time would never stop in this ruined world.
Alone like this, she examined her new face and her new body.
She wondered if she would ever rub past this mask.
It didn't feel the same.
She doubted it ever would again.

Monday, September 28, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: death,memories,moments,silence,time
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Chinedu Dike 26 November 2019

A poignant rendition written in heightened poetic diction with clarity of thought and mind. An insightful piece of poetry written with conviction. Thanks for sharing, Stone Fox.

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Adeline Foster 19 December 2015

How could anyone even think like that. Is there not a power in control who is wiser than even the poets? I sure hop so. Read mine - If There Be No God - Adeline

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Kelly Kurt 07 October 2015

A very well written piece, Stone. Thanks

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Kumarmani Mahakul 29 September 2015

Very wonderful expression really. Wise sharing....10

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Kumarmani Mahakul 29 September 2015

Yes....Time would never stop in this ruined world.....amazing sharing really....10

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