Sophy Chen

Veteran Poet - 1,465 Points (1975 / Lueyang County, Hanzhong City, Shaanxi Province of China.)

Faced With Terrorism, Poetry Is Nothings' Nothing面对恐怖主义,诗歌是一无是处的是处 - Poem by Sophy Chen

Sophy Chen, China
Faced with Terrorism, Poetry Is Nothings' Nothing

After being online for 24 hours, searching all of the search engines,
Trying all of the key words, in all the entangled web of the internet,
I found not the slightest trace of you.
After being online for 48 hours, like a cat on a hot tin roof,
Again and again, slaving over a steaming pan,
In order to better see you in your true colours, and to let you hear me crying,
I still found not the slightest trace of you.
After being online 72 hours, I, like a moth to a flame,
Again and again, trying to go beyond the illusory screen images
In order to show off my best dancing in front of you
And to let you see my final moment as I crash and burn.
I've searched the whole earth, following your clues
And from the labyrinthine depths of the internet,
I got a glimpse of your few, brief words —
Faced with terrorism, poetry is pale and powerless,
Faced with terrorism, poetry is nothing,
I've searched the whole universe, researching your origin and your end,
And at its extent, I got a glimpse of the original code you left behind —
Faced with terrorism, poetry is powerless' powerlessness,
Faced with terrorism, poetry is nothings' nothingness.

2015-11-23, Causeway Bay Harbour View Hotel, Hong Kong


【中国】苏菲
面对恐怖主义,诗歌是一无是处的是处


我24小时挂在网上,我更换了所有搜索引擎
所有关键词,在互联网的夹缝里
我嗅见了你的一丝气息
我48小时挂在网上,像热锅 上的蚂蚁
一次次试图,漫过这热气腾腾的油锅
好看清你的真面目,好让你听见我在哭泣
我72小时挂在网上,我飞蛾扑火
一次次试图,越过那幻象中的画屏
好在你面前展现,我最 完美的舞姿
好让你看得见,我坠入火海,那永恒的瞬间
我寻遍了整个地球,追寻你的蛛丝马迹
从互联网的缝隙里,我窥见了你的只言片语——
面对恐怖主义,诗歌苍白无力
面对恐 怖主义,诗歌一无是处
我寻遍了整个宇宙,探求你的缘起缘灭
在宇宙的裂缝里,我窥见了你残 留的原代码——
面对恐怖主义,诗歌是无力的无力
面对恐怖主义,诗歌是一无是处的是处
2015-11-23 香港,如心铜锣湾海景酒店

Topic(s) of this poem: prayers

Form: Verse


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Faced with Terrorism, Poetry Is Nothings' Nothing面对恐怖主义,诗歌是一无是处的是处

Comments about Faced With Terrorism, Poetry Is Nothings' Nothing面对恐怖主义,诗歌是一无是处的是处 by Sophy Chen

  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/26/2016 12:58:00 AM)


    I've searched the whole universe! ! Nice piece of work. (Report) Reply

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  • Souren Mondal (1/25/2016 10:41:00 AM)


    A very compelling, and gripping poem within the context of the current days.. We are indeed moving towards, on the one hand a situation which is highly disturbing where terrorism is hurting too many people - and yet, somewhere down the lines, the manner in which the entire world is gradually uniting aginst these terrorist forces is commendable. A fine poem. Thank you for shaing Sophy. (Report) Reply

    Sophy Chen Sophy Chen (1/27/2016 2:41:00 AM)

    thanks for your comments!

  • Nosheen Irfan (1/13/2016 7:08:00 AM)


    Wow. Sophy that's soul-stirring stuff. It conveys the horror of terrorism in an effective way. Terrorism is a terrible phenomenon of the modern times, as this poem brings out so well. The reader can feel the undercurrent of pain in this poem. Well done. (Report) Reply

    Sophy Chen Sophy Chen (1/13/2016 7:32:00 AM)

    Thanks Nosheen,
    This is a poem expressed my painfull feelings on horror of terrorism, evne i did not really faced it in China i was bothered by this so much every time when it had happened as what i wrote in the my poem. So i expressed my own feeling, a human's true feeling but not others feeling.It might be that some people will think that i did not express others feeling.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016



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