Oni Hayes

Rookie (Long Island, New York)

Never Conquers Bliss - Poem by Oni Hayes

A skeletal alien stares from the picture
Happy moments frozen in time
with only remembrances of illness

A sister’s sunken eyes
Protruding checks
Lean carcass
Emaciated

Don’t fool she’s fragile
No longer the elder playmate
But foreign enemy
Destructing our domestic industry
Is what my mother thinks we remember

Yet accounts never arise to thought
Hardly noticed we juvenile, filled with joy
A Maternal point of view placed in conscious
Never conquers bliss


Comments about Never Conquers Bliss by Oni Hayes

  • (3/22/2007 9:34:00 PM)

    That poem is beatiful. Great write,
    Smilse N Hugs
    Rissa: -)
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  • (3/19/2007 4:32:00 AM)

    Right words in the right places. That's a poem! I like the way you hint at rather than say to. You'd think vice versa would be better, but in this case you're bang on. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 1, 2011


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