Rusty head


Trapped inside a crimson dew drop
slipping down a spiders silken thread
how life slips away
locked inside this rusty clockwork head.

So to the cliff of hope
i take my rusty legs
mourn the dead of the night away
and simply try to forget.

And as the seagulls call to me
mesmorized by how they fly
i feel the centre of gravity move
and tumble through a jet black eye.

The seagulls are screaming louder now
as their wings beat hard and unfurl
a silent shadow falling
invades their secret world.

With their panicked hearts still beating
they settle towards the ground
the ocean whispers gently
the moment frozen
a silent symphony of sound.

The silken thread has broken
crimson dew drops are no more
just like all the other memories
the past has closed its door.


© Rik - 09/02/2006




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Written on 2006-02-09 at 16:56

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Pamela A Lamppa
Ahhh. Simply washed out with the tide. This was just delightful and so very visual. I am partial to the sound and sight of the sea anyway so this stanza really grabbed me:

" And as the seagulls call to me
mesmorized by how they fly
i feel the centre of gravity move
and tumble through a jet black eye."

Just a pleasure to have read this today. Excellent work. ~Pamela
2007-04-06


Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
This is very good. Great to read. Nice rhythm.
2007-02-22


Zoya Zaidi
Silently we tread upon
The muddy road of life,
Queitly and stealthly,
It creeps behind our eyes,
Dewdops freeze,
Tears evaporate,
Senses take a flight,
Gradually, sinisterly,
It slips into the dark night...

What a masterpiece, Kip, another perfect piece, very distubing, very stirring, and sad with a mellow touch of melancholy...

Bravo!

((((hugs))))

Love, Zoya
2006-02-10


kip
...i read this over and over and i'd read it again and again, i think its one of the deepest pieces i have ever read...thank you for posting it...
2006-02-10


lastromantichero
hi Rik so powerful this and not unlike

Rupert Brookes work 'Pine trees and the Sky love it man keep them coming you are a very accomplished poet rgd mike
2006-02-09