Erin Dawn Deneys

Rookie (05/10/1986 / Nelspruit)

Oh Mercurial Me - Poem by Erin Dawn Deneys

Oh mercurial me...
A tree I am not, for;
Like bark I peel,
Like leaves I fall,
Like roots I twist, tangle and manipulate the soul.
I can not shade you when I am the axe.
I can not give you air when I am the match.
I can not save you when I am the flood.
Stay under my tree in rotten mud.

Oh mercurial me...
A house I am not, for;
Like walls I crumble,
Like floors I cave,
Like glass i shatter and cut the deepest grave.
I can not shelter you when I am the storm.
I can not give you a floor when I am the thorn.
I can not give you windows when I am the cage.
Stay in my house in a darkened daze.

Oh mercurial me...
A body I am not, for;
Like bones I break,
Like skin I blister,
Like blood I can poison and kill in slow cancerous waves.
I can not warm you when I am the cold.
I can not protect you when I am the hurt.
I can not hold you when I am the disease.
Stay near me and forget to breathe.

Oh mercurial me...
Like a breeze I bring the plague.
Like a gun I bring the war.
Like a bee I bring the hive.
But I always end up at your door.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Oh Mercurial Me by Erin Dawn Deneys

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: Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 11, 2011

[Report Error]