The Void Century

by Mahal Ko Kuya Ko   Jun 22, 2015

I have forgotten about you lately,
forgotten how you smell on that afternoon,
and forgotten all about those jocund pineapples.

December 31st,
I pretended to be a captain of a Man-o-War --
a perennial grass amongst
prairies and masterpieces of nature.

February 17th,
Your echoing footsteps --
barefooted and
strawberry-fragrant --
camped on those lonely alleyways...
Days were starting to get anxious.

I saw you yesterday
still wearing that eerie smile
and mellifluous laughter.
Almost ethereal,
but your presence still managed
to play my heartstrings
and conform the sadness
I was feeling
while watching you
walking away from me.

July 12th,
everything was becoming
The Void Century,
nostalgia was trying to
engulf the day --
9:00 AM and
it was just so sad.
It would be
so much better with you.

One day,
I will decipher the Poneglyphs.


The Void Century:


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  • 6 years ago

    by Em

    Fabulous imagery. I like your style, it's unique.

    One day,
    I will decipher the Poneglyphs << wow!


  • 6 years ago

    by Beautiful Soul

    I loved the vocabulary in this poem and the imagery is stunning here. I am sorry that you have lost someone close to you, but that is what makes poetry writing great, we can let our feelings flow free.

  • 6 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    This poem instantly grabbed me because of that lovely old word "jocund" which always reminds me of the Wordsworth poem "I wandered lonely as a cloud" which is where I first came across it!
    Anyway, A wonderfully written piece with some lovely imagery.