SJ. Sharkey


Whimper, Weep, Wail - Poem by SJ. Sharkey

Whatever you do, don’t stop
It starts as a feeling
A misty rumble in lower levels
It gathers speed to ascend uncontrollably
From the gut-wrenching cellar it climbs
It travels on wings to attack your mind
Your heart skips a beat
Your lungs heave for air
Your head grasps for control
Until a rain cloud settles over you
And you feel all light is lost
Nausea makes you swoon and clutch for comfort
Gateways are broken and glass windows fractured
Torrential downpour soaks flooded sights
Causing mascara mudslides to hit the ocean floor
A whaling of misery leaks forth unwanted agony
And your knees dwindle to keep you standing stalwart
You think your heart will give in or be smothered but
Tears are sent to wash clean the stain of sorrow on your skin
Their salt will heal the leaden pit of your haemorrhaging heart
So whatever you do, don’t stop!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 4, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, March 7, 2011


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