Yoni Assis

Rookie - 116 Points (01/07/1978 / Brooklyn, NY)

Embers - Poem by Yoni Assis

Searching for the light
Nothing, even with keen sight
Not looking for a flame
Just embers

Once a raging bonfire
Extinguished by Father Time
Ruined the sublime

Reduced almost to ash
Nearly impossible to reignite the stash
Barely usable mash

Flickering kernels are an illuminating torch
Akin to a sizzling scorch
Return me to the source
Energize a weakened life-force

The alternative is not fun
A life without sun
A life without son

There, a light!
An end to the plight
I walk down the hall
Never once stall

The kitchen light, going on and off
With heavy heart, I turn it off
The portent is clear:
I’ll never see her

Comments about Embers by Yoni Assis

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Poem Edited: Friday, January 14, 2011

[Report Error]