I Dread

by Xanthe   Dec 31, 2012


The day I relinquish the land
I've called home, and the day after that
when Mother looks skyward, with
bent shoulders just to see my
face.
There will be mornings spent
inside, listening to the outside
skimming through grey papers
drinking from a brown mug.

I dread the weekend Father returns
not, when the chair remains too
cold.
There will be noons after
that I would later realise were
wasted.

Today,
my palms were drenched again,
anxiety glistening in ev'ry pore.
I blinked away dread forming
inside my eyes, licked away
dread from pale lips, hoping
- not -
perhaps for the day I no longer
dread.

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  • 4 years ago

    by Hellon

    I don't know but...my feeling is this poem is hinting at suicide...not necessary your own..just trying to convey what it may feel like for someone contemplating?

    There is a certain feeling of regret...as if you are looking at what may become of people left behind?

    Today,
    my palms were drenched again,
    anxiety glistening in ev'ry pore.
    I blinked away dread forming
    inside my eyes, licked away
    dread from pale lips, hoping
    - not -
    perhaps for the day I no longer
    dread.

    ^^^^

    There is a struggle going on here...who will win? You leave that for the reader to interpretate for themselves...clever write!

  • 4 years ago

    by Mohan

    Well written 5/5.
    keep writing..

  • 4 years ago

    by Decayed

    You are a devil.
    A sorceress.
    Thanks for being so awesome.

    Those rhymes.. subtle rhymes... were like GOLD POTS.

    What a masterpiece.
    I hope it WINS. x

  • 4 years ago

    by Karla

    Fear is part of the game and I often catch myself thing that it is what we dread that is life's seasoning. Lovely poem.

  • 4 years ago

    by Wild flower

    Abracadabra wsshhh you no longer dread my green friend;)
    There's sadness in this poem, that rushes fast to our hearts, we can feel it and see it in your words.
    Hope all is good with you^_^
    Great job.