Quote of The Day

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Beyond Repair


Beyond Repair


I hear quiet truths

Behind complaints.

Sorrow behind voices

Agonizing choices.

I hear imminent reprisal

Stoked by humiliation,

Fostered by insinuation.

I hear silent tears

Burning within.

Mustering angst

Fury, contempt,

Trapping compassion

In folds of indignation.

I hear laughter

Staving off scorn.

I hear fear

Buried in judgment

Competition, castigation.

I hear no resolution

Restitution or absolution.

I hear happiness

frittering on the fringes,

Cleaving to hope,

Waiting for peace.

11 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I do see hope here..

Thanks!

hungered

Crafty Green Poet said...

its good to hear the positive things behind the bad

vicci said...

Stopping by to wish you a Happy New Year Sweetie....XXOOO

tumblewords said...

How wise these sounds...
Happiness frittering on the fringes - will hang in my ear. The last two lines bring the truth and sound home. Love this one!

Penelope Anne said...

Wow, I cannot explain the amount of emotion this evokes....strong, great use of the prompt.

Penelope Anne
http://wannabeawritersomeday.blogspot.com/2008/01/top-poem-what-do-you-hear.html

Tammy said...

You are so creative! This was a very cool poem as I nodded my head in agreement the whole way through.

Bravo!

HUGS

paisley said...

more often than not,, it is the things we hear with our eyes and our hearts that really make a difference... this was excellent....

Lucy said...

beautiful poem Sherrie. You hear with all your senses and a big compassionate heart. I love the hopful ending. xox

Gemma said...

Often it's the quiet things we hear that are the most powerful.
xx

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Wow, Sherrie, that is so profound. The tears...I hear as my friend finds she has cancer. This is such wonderful poetry you write.

Amber said...

I love this. So rich with feeling...

Just dropping in to say hi!

:)

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