Rani Turton Poems
Silence. Long moments that stretch into years.
Restrained words, sometimes gaps where names should be.
Words, prayers, songs, imagination inflamed by memory.
Emptiness, loneliness, the world, the void.
Look behind, look ahead, look straight ahead.
The world is indifferent to your pain.
The world is indifferent to your sighs.
Nothing will ever be the same;
Nothing will ever matter again.
Will anything ever matter again?
Absences. Like a long lonely lane in an eastern land
With closed doors against the afternoon heat
Questions that taunt ...
Questions And Answers
Under a dripping grey sky
Sad, soaking, shivering and wet
I wanted to know why
Why and why and why
On that rainy day when you said goodbye
On that sodden day you went away
I had to walk on, forlorn.
Now years later under a metallic sky