EU STRESS

When Words Betray

There are moments when I feel
How much I still need you;

These are moments when
I need to sublimate through poetry,
But words betray.

Only tears trickle down
Like rain drops –
Dribbling down the wind screen;
Tears that bear a language
In contrivance with silence
A language –
Beyond verbal transcription.

And memories sprint past
Like surreal dreams.

And I hate myself
For my inability to erase you;
As the earth
Can never elude the sun.

Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 21, 2008
Poem Edited: Sunday, September 21, 2008

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Comments about When Words Betray by EU STRESS

  • Joseph S. Josephides (iosif S. Iosifidis) (9/21/2008 5:07:00 AM)

    Though 'words betray... the earth can never elude the sun': this contradiction is the power of the poem itself. I like it dear Eu/ Keep working on such ideas.

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