Quest - Poem by Théodore Généreux
As I wandered through a forgotten land
An idea jumped, gave me a fright
About a memory, take a stand
A doubt into my mind was cast
Nonsensical in either day or night.
Dead dust from thoughts of others rises
Weak and blind beneath my feet
Endless surprises and haunted horizons
Before me stretched the sea
And slowly we begin to meet.
Probing canyons of my exhausted mind
And those rising around me
A need was made, for hope does lie
Escape, escape, escape!
For suddenly the fragments all were weak.
Whipping forth across my eyes
Old words of mine storm and shriek
Silently they scream and shine
And blaring their obscenities
Alas, it springs a leak!
Now, lurch across the sands back home
Abandon all you’ve ever known
Give way to it favor for
A new one, born forevermore.
In tired dreams, who conspire against me
But only in apparitions are you truly free.
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