Norman F. Santos

Rookie - 497 Points (Nov.19,1990 / Philippines)

Committed To Memory - Poem by Norman F. Santos

Embolden the soul with the virility
Found in no beasts, but in divinity
The prize bequeathed by Mnemosyne
The grandeurs and horrors to humanity

Saturated beneath an abysmal trench
Where a man inside mutely wrench
A cold war in your head, lost in the mesh
Melt with sanity, through the sewer, through the drench

Committed to the lingering days
These memories of forbidden tales
Marred by the toll of corrosive sails
Oblivious in obverse of burning rails

Summoning demons from the past
The pendulum forebodes that it will last
Hovering above a ground so vast
The ennui of infinity in deadlock plots

Scathing deep in nostalgic days
Brooding in sleep of haunting ways
The gossamer days from April to May
Fulminate raucously to end the fray

What direst lies to a bottleneck
Vie to remember, vie to forget
The erratic chance, vicissitude’s wrecked
Strangling faith tight in the neck

Topic(s) of this poem: longing, memory, nostalgia


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Circa 2011 - Experimental poetry.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 10, 2015



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