Voice In The Wilderness Poem by Lucy Burrow

Voice In The Wilderness

Rating: 4.9

'Voice of a Wildebeast? ' she said......
She sort of spat it out
Her lined brow furrowed
In tightly ploughed lines.
'Voice of a Wildebeast! - Ha!
Now I wonder what that sounds like? '
She screwed her face
Then, from the belly
Deep and booming
She repeated herself, amused.....
'Voice of a Wildebeast'
There seemed a moment of total clarity
Her eyes bright
With the same humour
I once loved in her.
I stood quiet
And looked unblinkingly at her satire
Waving sinewy hands
Like horns
Above her nodding head
Her bespectacled face
Mooing insanely!
'No, Gran, ' I said quietly,
'I said I am a VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS'..................

Tom Allport 10 February 2018

a wonderful story poem about a misunderstanding by a loved one? .......................well written Lucy

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Bernard F. Asuncion 10 February 2018

Luch, such a great poem of the day... big congrats and a huge 10+++++

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Geoffrey Fafard 10 February 2018

Lucy. This is such a good poem displaying your ability to describe a situation, a humorous misunderstanding that tells us so much about who you are and where you live. Brilliant. Deserving of poem of the day...Cheers Geoffrey.

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Rajaram Ramachandran 30 November 2005

'I said I am a VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS'.................. Every sub-conscious mind receives a voice in the wilderness, which is nothing but the God's commandments from one's own heart. God lives in every heart, who speaks the truth always, but the man doen't act according to the dictates of his conscience, his life ending in disappointment and failure on such occasions.

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Chinedu Dike 12 February 2018

An interesting narrative piece that leaves the reader with an enigma to ponder. A nice creation Lucy.

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Sona Wilae 10 February 2018

This is an incredible poem! I love the the entire imagery! Awesome!

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Richard Wlodarski 10 February 2018

Funny. Touching. Beautifully written. Lucy, Congratulations on Poem Of The Day!

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Lucy Burrow 10 February 2018

Thank you Richard

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James McLain 10 February 2018

Lucy, congratulations on your poem of the day.. James McLain

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Edward Kofi Louis 10 February 2018

Above her nodding head! ! Thanks for sharing.

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Lucy Burrow

Lucy Burrow

Nigeria, West Africa
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