Eric Cockrell

Ah! - Poem by Eric Cockrell

i am not your poet,
not even your rising poem.
i am but the simple sound, 'ah',
that comes between
your irregular heartbeats!
i am the sperm
that fell to the floor,
the dust wiped from the cover
of an unread book.
i am the rust on the plow,
the burp of the earth.
i am the nest made of straw.
i am the old clothes,
washed in the creek.
i am the pot simmering.
i am the child
forgotten by god,
i am the body
left for the crows.
i am the silence that overwhelms,
i am the healing without name.
i am the lover, the cross,
and the road not walked.
i am the embrace of death,
and the quiet companion.
i am the still beauty
of scars and bruises,
the kiss that lights the night.
i am the hope
that looks like you...
the simple sound,

Comments about Ah! by Eric Cockrell

  • (6/1/2012 12:12:00 PM)

    Your poem has a rising tension of implosion of all the things around and of the inside (viscera) and it is accompanied by a human reaction, which is expressed by the exclamation'' ah''. The personification of the word is a great idea.Thank you for sharing this great poem.M. (Report) Reply

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  • Heather Wilson (6/1/2012 11:58:00 AM)

    I am the kiss that lights the night, I am the hope that looks like you., Ah! nice work. (Report) Reply

  • (6/1/2012 10:29:00 AM)

    Reaches the bottom of the barrel (Report) Reply

  • (6/1/2012 10:28:00 AM)

    Like it, short and to the point, a great write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 1, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, June 1, 2012

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