Sylvia McMillan Edmonds

A Sea Of Sadness, A River Of Rage - Poem by Sylvia McMillan Edmonds

A sea of sadness
A river of rage
The tongue of a woman lynched and left for dead
No longer dormant
The core of her volcano begins to erupt
From its' mouth flows years of silent violence
Memoirs of darkness
A heart plagued with pain
To the surface 'lies' become unknown
Surrounded by a pool of homelessness
She chooses to lose her identity
Instead she bathes in someone else's reality
A reality intoxicated with the drug of abuse
Masqueraded as love to the fifth degree
There's no denying the fragrance of the black orchid
The fire of her belly extinguished only through self-forgiveness

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  • (12/9/2005 4:39:00 PM)

    I love this art, your way with words left me speechless. Great job!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 9, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, December 9, 2005

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