Seán O Muiríosa

Rookie - -6 Points (A Thursday,1987 / Tiobraid Arann)

Cracks Of Night - Poem by Seán O Muiríosa

Staring through the dark of night
I can just about make out the ceiling, cracks and all.
It’s a battered fading plain of white like a rolled up piece of paper
Flattened back out again. It must have witnessed
Some disturbing truths to be so utterly glum.

I wonder if my slumber will antagonise the aching lines further
Only to come limping back to me like wounded soldiers?
I think of all those who must have laid here before me –
Those who must have emoted the cracks I now stare at.
I imagine all those dreams that were held here before mine.
And now with these thoughts the cracks become more vivid
And I can understand their perpetual tree-branch crawling:
I think failures caused these cracks, or perhaps, just perhaps
The mere stupidity often associated with our species.

I wonder if my sleep will weather them further?
Or heal them to the very core?
I long to be taken away to a dream less mean
Where everything I know will not be like this stream
Of sheer systematic bashing in a world that’s crashing.

Comments about Cracks Of Night by Seán O Muiríosa

  • (4/21/2006 9:48:00 AM)

    you could of written this after a night of observing me sleeping...or at least trying to.
    I loved it! you mix some rather grand images in with a wonderful structure and word choice...well done.

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  • (3/30/2006 5:41:00 PM)

    this is definitely an original and it was sooo deep that it rock out loud. I absolutely loved it! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (1/29/2006 5:10:00 PM)

    introspective poem, full of wonders! very well written!

    Elya Thorn

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  • (8/21/2005 4:03:00 PM)

    Now THIS is a poem. Well-done, Sean and out of such ordinary material. Isn't it a delight to be a poet? .


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  • (3/30/2005 3:19:00 PM)

    this piece moves so well...excellent poetry. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 9, 2005

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