RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Gold Star - 121,745 Points (October 6,1950 / New Jersey)

Confusion Of Death - Poem by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Waking to a mysterious feeling taking us aback,
reasons lying bare, logic having left them also,
for they no longer have a purpose to be.

Life has been torn apart and is no more a necessity
that we can't do without, looking about, wondering
what's going to happen here in this darkness.

Harboring what's left of what we once were, reticent
to move forward anymore, standing back thinking, not
knowing which foot to step with into another horizon.

Shutting down a mind filled with poetical expressions,
no longer able to remain here on earth, wondering if
anything of this life will be remembered.

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Comments about Confusion Of Death by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

  • Daniel Brick (5/20/2017 2:47:00 AM)


    NOT KNOWING WHICH FOOT TO STEP WITH INTO ANOTHER HORIZON - What an amazing line! Few poems I've read take me so bravely to the very edge of transition to eternity. The context of Shakespeare's
    ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA is pagan obviously, but your poem still evokes Cleopatra's apotheosis;
    I HAVE IMMORTAL LONGINGS IN ME... I AM FIRE AND AIR; MY OTHER ELEMENTS I GIVE TO BASER LIFE. Anna Ahkmatova - a Christian - loved those lines because they express spiritual triumph. As does your poem.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 19, 2017



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