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when I hear thunder

I remember the end

of what we knew, the day that

polished pearl of a moon told us ALL

there is to understand while

every tree spoke at once and

there you were trying to silence them

with your arms flailing like a madman

thinking the earth spoke your

language as clouds rolled in laughter

because we all (should) know that

universal truth cannot be heard with

deaf ears and so many

tongues a twisted, so then

we sifted through the ruins

of you and me

searching for truths

that had buried themselves alive

but I’ve never once forgotten

that day or the decay

and the way it ended

and

started again

and ended

 

For Amaya’s prompt, “MTB: The Death Sentence” over at dVerse Poets Pub.

A very unique and challenging prompt.

15 responses »

  1. A challenging prompt indeed, and you nailed it!

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  2. Good point: “universal truth cannot be heard with

    deaf ears”

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  3. This sounds like the catastrophic end to an epic love story and these lines are what especially stick with me:
    “we sifted through the ruins
    of you and me
    searching for truths
    that had buried themselves alive”
    Even the moon and the trees and all of the natural world tremble when the future is so uncertain.

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  4. I love this, Mish. I can hear and feel the chaos in it.

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  5. the personal level is really where civilization start or end, I really sensed that in Toni’s and Amaya’s poem as well. This is stunning and heartbreaking, universes colliding and spinning off in there seperate trajectories. lovely and powerful poem Mish

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  6. I love how you dressed your poem in thunderheads and took it from there… truth cannot be heard with deaf ears … truth indeed, but maybe it’s the thunder that is deafening.

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  7. Good point, Bjorn. We are distracted from the truth sometimes.

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  8. “we sifted through the ruins

    of you and me

    searching for truths”- LOVE!

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  9. Aww thanks, you are too sweet. I thought it was the strangest thing I ever wrote!

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