Otherwise

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by BelovedDreamer, Jul 10, 2007.

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  1. BelovedDreamer

    BelovedDreamer Well-Known Member

    Try otherwise.
    Break the surface
    and break no bones.
    Refusal will not save
    the world,
    or even this moment.
    Some things
    are best left unsaid.
    Surely
    impossible
    that it could be otherwise
    we have both known this
    have long cat-stepped
    around it.
    Yet now
    you thrust your hand
    beneath
    and pull
    struggling
    from beneath the surface
    the one thing
    that never needed
    to be said.
    You perform a rape
    upon this poor
    tender thing,
    hold it to the ceiling
    in the harsh light of your fear
    and shake it
    vulnerable and undemanding truth
    until it goes limp and
    shaken-baby syndrome-struck
    lies still and unseeing
    in a wash of betrayal.
    You could have let it be
    left well enough alone.
    What is one more piece of love
    going to hurt the world?
    It never demanded anything of you,
    not acknowledgement
    not return
    nor that you should change,
    but only existed
    and took pleasure in yours.
    You damaged
    something which was simple and good
    and did it without need
    and without grace.
     
  2. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    I think you DO change the world - you certainly change my perception of it with your poems. Never stop writing them, they are works of art.
     
  3. BelovedDreamer

    BelovedDreamer Well-Known Member

    Awwww, shucks. Thanks Least, that means a lot.
     
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