Barb Nixon

Rookie (Ireland)

Fledgling - Poem by Barb Nixon

My once impenetrable refuge, my Inner Sanctum,

Invaded and defiled,

and left to drown in a tempestuous lake,

of unabating sorrow

Powerful is this elixir that courses through my veins,

teasing, tormenting, captivating, and alluring,

no rest will it give I.

Tears rain down on the mossy ground where I lie

like shards of fractured glass,

glistering and dancing in the light of the moon

mocking my unrelenting grief.

The chill night breeze howls it's plaintive cry through the overhead trees

In sympathy with my own mournful lament,

Outstretched branches reaching down

like a lover's arms to comfort me.

Oh release this hostage from my veins,

let this merciless elixir flow like a river

onto the icy forest floor beneath me

Euphoria envelopes me like a blanket of sweet opium

as the hostage trickles free

warm and sensual against my cold and pallid skin.

Fleeting memories of a smile, a touch, an embrace, assail my senses

holding them dear in a moment frozen in time,

until they fade like faceless spectres

into the murky shadows of this endless night.

But the Morn will break

and the fledgling will take flight

and I on it's wing


Barb Nixon

Comments about Fledgling by Barb Nixon

  • Khairul Ahsan (2/5/2014 8:24:00 AM)

    'But the Morn will break
    and the fledgling will take flight
    and I on it's wing
    Prodigious positivity. Impressed!
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  • Captain Cur (4/29/2012 8:00:00 PM)

    Enjoyed the depth and imagery. Keep up the great work. Captain Cur. (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (4/15/2012 11:21:00 AM)

    Bravo! A fountain filled with powerful and touching words along with rich imagery in this well crafted write that clearly shows your Beauty and Talent! This thought provoking write became your stepping stone toward the Poetry World and give you a great WELCOME on its behalf! 10+++ Thank you for sharing this impressive write full of emotions! Keep it up! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 12, 2012

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