Charl JF Cilliers

Gold Star - 5,763 Points (25 January 1941 / Cape Town, South Africa)

Words - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

With so many sounds,
so many words, I covered the wounds,
but grief, longing would always permeate,
oozing out with each heartbeat.

I diligently dressed
the wounds over and over again
till I thought grief, longing were growing less,
that soon the pain would finally be gone

only to find some truth that was perhaps real:
that words were the wounds
I had always been trying to heal.

Topic(s) of this poem: creativity

Form: Verse

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 6, 2015

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