Jeremy Horsford

Silver Star - 4,197 Points (London (United Kingdom))

Sum Of My Parts - Poem by Jeremy Horsford

The steely look from the crowd, barely
changes my decision.

The cries from somewhere beneath, remind me
of a dream swallowed by the distance.

My fingers bleed, tunnelling for an ideology
once believed, once a truth, now a myth.

The wind is overwhelming, unreasonable,
listens to none. I am compelled to negotiate
with the least until my
message is delivered.

The wind remains silent, but imposes on my

The messages from the crowd drift...silently
pass besides me and all invested parties.

I long to communicate, however the distance
is an obstacle. I seek to promptly remedy
the separation.

Nothing seems to translate, words spoken and
unspoken seem a sullied image of what was a
moment ago.

The focus of the crowd is mass. I now
realise, the message is unimportant. What was
a caring few, is now a mass awaiting an
unfortunate resolution. I am the deliverer of
misfortune it seems.

I hope the wind guides me to their feet.

Topic(s) of this poem: sorrow

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Please recognise the signs before it's too late. I lost a friend.

Comments about Sum Of My Parts by Jeremy Horsford

  • Drtony Brahmin (10/18/2018 6:33:00 AM)

    My fingers bleed, tunnelling for an ideology
    once believed, once a truth, now a myth... figurative way of expressing..... all of us have this experience but u have made it a fine poem by saying we are tunnelling and our fingers are bleeding.. thank u for the words uttered which made me think a lot. thank u.. tony

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 14, 2018

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