Emmanuel George Cefai

Gold Star - 31,684 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

One Day I Woke - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

One day I woke
And
Questioned to myself
‘Why have I woke? '

‘When all the woes
Surround me; and
The Past be
The least I want remember
Turn away
At each its every incident.
Why have I woke? '

‘I
in a sub-conscious
Dream and world
Was breathing:
There at least
The arrows of the conscious state
Were I to see
Could not touch me.
So let me go back
To that state.
I cannot and will not
Feel the stinginess of
The conscious level
And/or its heartbreaks
I cannot bear'

So said the Voice
Trembling and
Fading
More fading
Went
And
Distant breathing
Till
Again it sank
Into the sub-conscious
Dream and world
Was breathing:
There at least
The arrows of the conscious state
Were I to see
Could not touch me.
So let me go.'

Topic(s) of this poem: day


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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 22, 2018



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