BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

OK ... new poems ... 10 of 10

Oh, boy ... talk about "hot off the press" ... this one was finished on the way back from class this afternoon .... you just can't get any FRESHER poetry than that, can you?

                    DARK GRAVITIES PULL

                    no matter what I do,
                    it is never enough,
                    demands from outside,
                    demands from within,
                    both label my failure
                    and deride this state
                    so low and so damaged,
                    so broken and vile
                    there is no place
                    in this world for me,
                    all sanctuaries fail,
                    all harbors are destroyed;
                    no longer having night,
                    and never taming day,
                    even dreams turn traitor
                    and steal the rest from sleep
                    I almost ache for death
                    as a release,
                    there is nothing
                    in this mundane world
                    that would heal me,
                    all facades, the enemy,
                    all directions, traps,
                    all locations, hell
                    dark gravities
                    pull upon the soul,
                    we are slaughtered
                    in this conflict
                    but given no peace,
                    disemboweled alive,
                    yet left to fester
                    to feed the vermin race
                    swirling cycles of descent
                    addle, nauseate,
                    we are stunned and confused
                    by the battle's whirl,
                    all blades and hatred,
                    cudgels and despite,
                    fire and obliteration
                    of the seeing, of the light

                             - Brendan Tripp

                    Copyright © 2002 by Brendan Tripp

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