Wednesday, September 10, 2008

standing

if i look back
regret still waits there

with its dark yowling hungry mouth


abysmal gorgon stone transfixing paralysing saltbound breath


the past is ruined now
ravaged by understanding


the light of all those painful conversations casts its dark
and i can't see the landscape any more


I do not know it
do not recognise and
cannot own it




where is there to stand
except the present?

nowhere else to look but forward

7 Comments:

Blogger NAVAL LANGA said...

To Ms. Lettuce

You are heartily welcome to my blogspace.

If you write poems, do continue. You would get your vital energy pleasantly flowing through the words you would be knitting.

The literary writing gives us two opportunities at one go : to be happy and make others happy by sharing the happiness.

Keep visiting my short stories and paintings blogs. I am to post fresh materials within a week.

Naval Langa

7:11 PM  
Blogger Echo said...

This perfectly speaks to my own philosophy,
what choice do we have ....
survive or not?
This is not a choice,
people survive for the most part.

5:11 AM  
Blogger I am a said...

beautiful writing...took a peek and now have you saved. thanks for sharing!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Rohzi E. said...

Wooowww.....tell me why this poem is the story of my life right now.

Did...I....KNOW YOU....in other life?

: - )

Thanks for sharing. Great stuff. I love your word choice. Very interesting use of vocabulary.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Middle Ditch said...

Lovely

6:15 PM  
Blogger lokomotifmerah said...

I can only say that this blog is cool... :)

http://still-shine.blogspot.com

7:03 AM  
Blogger Colette Amelia said...

yes looking back makes me crazy and sick...but how to stop? I guess by living now.

Gotta go and get a life!

thanks for stopping by!

10:52 PM  

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