Letters and Diary Poetry posted August 8, 2015 Chapters:  ...23 24 -25- 26... 

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A chapter in the book To Cherish Thorns


by michaelcahill

Biographical, Auto? Perhaps...


my heart is but an aching mass
and sorrow fills this dark expanse
        this chamber where my doubts
        like smoke envelope dreams
it seems all my screams are just for me
for I'm alone
                no one to hear
        clearly pity is my quest
        though it is self who heeds the tome
but I am twenty and I've all the days ahead


is it fear within or butterflies longing to fly backwards
fire chases me from dreams
before the truth of nightmares might reveal
graffiti carved walls close in
could, would, should
but I'm just forty-five with many days ahead
or so the hourglass pretends

I rush no more
for a hurry eludes me these days
it occurs but bones demure
with false disdain
        I applaud a beating heart
        and point out breathing
                with optimism
                my smile is loose and quickly closes
behind wise and thoughtful lips
more to come
it seems so
it seems so

Will there be a ripple in time?

                             I'll wonder in the days ahead

Legacy finished second in the contest "Free Verse Poetry Contest"


Free Verse Poetry Contest contest entry


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