What lies within

by Maher   Feb 12, 2014

Where snowflakes fall and fluid flows chilled,
across the ocean's path where the air stands still,
lies the throne of something hindered, strewn away in a cave;
an embodiment of soul, lacking a spirit unscathed.
A seed of twilight; stillborn, that scours the sands.
The husk of dawn that treads light, neither ghost nor man.
The fodder for one's burdens, cast to rot in a room,
as it grows to form masses of shadowed platoons.
A tainted taste of tyranny, taunting the innermost thoughts.
A follow-up on Satan's misery, ol' Beelzebub's curse.

A mirror of this world, of what it's come to be,
where people walk the graves hoping a trade would decree.
A technological multiverse of faces, spaces and posts,
where a picture no longer speaks half the thousand words it once spoke.
Stick figures in cloth troll the streets all but bare,
audibly crackling in the heat of the hot sun's stare.
An asylum for the drained, lost, withered and weak
and those who earn a lifetime in the span of a week.
A demographic separation of the rich and the meek:
Forged geographic delegations of suburbs and streets.

Cities built high to compete around the globe,
each nation rising higher with their morals sunk low.
Country wide fistfights over who found home first.
Irrational international intentions exposed.
Think it not ill to say such a place could change;
miracles are granted, yet some can be made.

Do all but lose hope on this internal war.
This was all of the heart and what dwells in it's walls.


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  • 4 years ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    WOW. Beautifully written. Excellent use of feelings and raw emotions. And I agree, sometimes the best things just flow out without even trying.

    Read a few pieces of your work and all are fabulous.


    • 4 years ago

      by Maher

      Thank you for taking the time to read my work - very much appreciated :)

  • 4 years ago

    by Angel Tears

    Wow.. This was just beautiful. There's nothing else I can think to say!

    • 4 years ago

      by Maher

      That is more than enough, thank you! :)

  • 5 years ago

    by BlueJay

    This piece is well worth its win. The style is wonderful and the word choice worked very well in this piece. Absolutely love this write :)

    • 5 years ago

      by Maher

      Thank you, I really appreciate that :)

  • 5 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    Elegance is the first word that describes this piece, true Elegance!

    The flow and rhythm amazes me from start to finish, well written and powerfully explosive.

    The message of how the world is in a chaos of decay is felt throughout. The wording structure is divine!!

    Every sentence, every word is loved by me in this piece, but this one hit me the most-

    "Stick figures in cloth troll the streets all but bare"

    Society does look like stick figures in cloth... just love , love, love the wording and details of visuals in this poem!!

    Well written!!! and just Beautiful!!

    • 5 years ago

      by Maher

      Thank you kindly! Unlike some of my others, this one just flowed right out. The ones that come from the heart, are based on actual happenings or truths and hold a close connection with what I and others experience from day to day, are often the ones that have the most impact on others. I don't mean to sound conceited or anything, but it's true for a lot of writers on here and I'm sure they will attest to it too :)

      Thanks once again for giving my work a chance and a read! :)

  • 6 years ago

    by alka mendiratta

    Congrats!!!! Well deserved.

    "Do all but lose hope on this internal war
    This was only about the heart and what dwells within its wall"
    The change has to come within each soul
    To see this world a better place to live in

    • 6 years ago

      by Maher

      Thank you! :)

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