Lucy Burrow

Rookie - 40 Points (1961 / Nigeria, West Africa)

Voice In The Wilderness - Poem by Lucy Burrow

'Voice of a Wildebeast? ' she said......
She sort of spat it out
Mockingly
Her lined brow furrowed
In tightly ploughed lines.
'Voice of a Wildebeast! - Ha!
Now I wonder what that sounds like? '
She screwed her face
Contorted
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'..................


Comments about Voice In The Wilderness by Lucy Burrow

  • Chinedu Dike (2/12/2018 12:30:00 AM)


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

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  • Sona Wilae (2/10/2018 11:20:00 PM)


    This is an incredible poem! I love the the entire imagery! Awesome! (Report) Reply

  • (2/10/2018 2:08:00 PM)


    Funny. Touching. Beautifully written. Lucy, Congratulations on Poem Of The Day! (Report) Reply

    Lucy Burrow (2/10/2018 6:21:00 PM)

    Thank you Richard

  • (2/10/2018 10:15:00 AM)


    Lucy, congratulations on your poem of the day.. James McLain (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/10/2018 4:07:00 AM)


    Above her nodding head! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (2/10/2018 3:47:00 AM)


    a wonderful story poem about a misunderstanding by a loved one? .......................well written Lucy (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/10/2018 1:54:00 AM)


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

  • Geoffrey Fafard (2/10/2018 1:08:00 AM)


    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. (Report) Reply

  • Rajaram Ramachandran (11/30/2005 10:06:00 PM)


    '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. (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (11/12/2005 2:25:00 PM)


    Oh Lucy, what a lovely ending to this one, I am slightly hard of hearing due to my thyroid packing up, and I know exactly how one can miss hear! ! ! Like grapes for plates! Bless your Gran, she's obviously got a good imagination. Sincerely Ernestine (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 12, 2005



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