Mihaela Pirjol


Rusty Leaves And Bones - Poem by Mihaela Pirjol

sterile
bereft of fecundity

one by one
year by year
rusty, withered leaves
are slowly abandoning the trees
in the autumnal mist

leaving them nude
and vulnerable
exposed
as a virgin's femininity
in the winter's
frozen indifference

a possible soul
abandoning a hospitable home

and you are left
as a frightened and lonely spectator
watching the last scene
as if it is your own life

skeletons bending
docile
under the frozen hand of time
ruthless
doomed to disparition

an unheard scream is rising
imploring for life
from the feeble
marrow of your bones

Topic(s) of this poem: aging, womanhood

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Rusty Leaves And Bones by Mihaela Pirjol

  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/5/2016 1:02:00 AM)


    Leaving them nude. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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  • Dimitrios Galanis (2/11/2016 6:38:00 AM)


    A great poem to be felt as an hymn to the youth's vigourous strength. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 1, 2016

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 6, 2016


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