Stale

by Maher   Dec 1, 2015


An itch begins inadvertently
as a scar dries up in this shallow sea.
I'm torn.
While stars shine brightly in the sky,
another falls to a lullaby
so scorned.
As drifters play a passing tune,
the audience are none but sandy dunes.
How unsure.
And while Heaven falls down into the night,
Hell reigns high with shining lights
well adorned.

So relate to me;
Did the Devil tell you it's okay?
Did he prick a lisp on all the words
that you've always never heard me say?
Come to terms with me;
Did our world fall so cold and still?
Did the shadows of a marching band
come along to relieve you of my will?

A scratch deepens irrevocably
as the sun splits atoms silently.
So warm.
The night grows dark as white crows fly,
another drawn in by the lullaby.
I yawn.
Another lover led to assume
that calmness derives from her sweet perfume.
They fall.
And while briefly freed from a stationed maze,
the eye succumbs to a coloured haze
well worn.

So dictate to me;
"I want the world to waver at the heel.
Achilles would have never seen me there,
had I the chance to break his will".
Shed the ruse, my dear.
I read your smile a million years too late.
I fell in love with one I'd never hate,
until the day this standing graduates.

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  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    Such a unique and sincere piece

    • 1 year ago

      by Maher

      Many thanks :)

    • 1 year ago

      by Maher

      And thank you for taking the time to read some of my others :)

  • 1 year ago

    by Maple Tree

    Judging comment

    This poem was unique and very deep. It holds a rhythmic flow to it and stands out above the rest. I was in awe with your wording. I really like the pattern of rhyme words, scattered throughout... its a very creative and heartfelt poem.

    • 1 year ago

      by Maher

      Thank you ma'am and many thanks for taking the time to enjoy it :)

  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Maher - well done on the win for this wonderful piece.
    All the very best,
    Ben

    • 2 years ago

      by Maher

      Thank you sir. Very much appreciated :)

  • 2 years ago

    by Hellon

    Oh this reads much better now. Just a little tweak here and there has made the flow a lot better...hope you agree?

    • 2 years ago

      by Maher

      Definitely! Thanks for pointing it out Hellon. It's hard to notice these things unless you have someone there to check it for you :)

  • 2 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    This caught my attention and I had to read it a few times myself.Excellent written and I hope you win this one.Add to my favorite. All the best.

    • 2 years ago

      by Maher

      Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it :)