My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

November 9, 2010 “chains”

“chains”

 

at the dying of the day

when the sun has set

and the western sky has bled

its flaming red blood into the thirsty black horizon

and the cold darkness of winter

with hard icy fingers

grips the night and the souls who are trapped in it

until all lies and untruths

strangled

bereft of light and being

are left lying

nothing but shadows of shadows

I am blinded by the thick jet

of fears and stark reality

truth

smothering

chilling

truth

hangs upon my shoulders

like sooted chains

like a hundred soot black chains

each link a memory

every memory

a breath

a touch

a glance

a smile

a sigh

a tear

until sunrise

I embrace the chains

 

©tlh 11/9/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 responses

  1. Sandy Harris

    Tracy,

    I never cease to be amazed by your talent. Another winner, this one. Keep them coming. I do enjoy reading them. I hope you have plans to publish these, as they are truly literary jewels.

    Luv ya,
    Sandy

    November 9, 2010 at 9:21 am

  2. Very fine poem Tracy…I love the way you formed the chain.

    November 9, 2010 at 10:40 am

  3. chilling
    truth
    hangs upon my shoulders
    like sooted chains
    like a hundred soot black chains
    each link a memory
    every memory
    a breath
    a touch
    a glance
    a smile
    a sigh
    a tear
    until sunrise
    I embrace the chains

    You spoke to my soul with this one, Tracy. I hope you are well my friend.

    November 9, 2010 at 11:38 am

  4. Haunting, Tracy. I can feel the darkness and the weight.

    November 10, 2010 at 3:40 am

  5. Chains sometimes brings us back to reality….sad one this….but always love your writings Tracy x

    November 12, 2010 at 1:16 am

  6. I feel a difference in your writing since last I visited… Very good yet very chilling… And dark… Hope all is well!

    dcwright

    November 16, 2010 at 2:02 am

  7. Elaborately woven poem, evocate and one thought links upon the next. This is memorable, Tracy.

    Is it stormy weather by you? Looks like it is from the header.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:41 am

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