Monday, April 4, 2011

Epidemic (O.S.I.)


This poem is written for O.S.I. and this week's theme is epidemic. This poem gravitates to a more emotional place for me than some of my other writings. Hope you enjoy my latest work.


The river divides my tongue

In salty gulps

Blue and glistening

Swimming in sorrow

Hatred an epidemic

With a jealous knife

Slicing the soul

Into a thousand molecules

Life has stolen my voice

The river divides my tongue

16 comments:

septembermom said...

Powerful and strong!!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Ouch, pretty moving piece..hope everything is alright!

Jim said...

Hatred on epidemic is a terrible malady! You showed it well using the allegory of the river and your poet's fight against it.

I personally have never experienced hatred but my greatgrandfather had to keep would be lynchers away from his porch with his shotgun. We are of German nationality and this happened during WWI.
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BTW, it was those red insects that were (meant to be) the epidemic on my poem.
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shail said...

Hatred is an epidemic best avoided.
Here is mine
http://shailsnest.com/wp/challenge/bigotry/

Aayushi Mehta said...

Great writing. Could identify.

JStar said...

This is heartbreaking....I felt every word...of this pain and sorrow...

Sweetest in the Gale said...

Powerful imagery and words! This is beautiful.

Amanda Moore said...

this is vivid and honest, fantastic writing.

teric said...

Wow, those powerful words just sting!!

Patti said...

Very powerful writing- excellent poem! Hatred- quite the epidemic, I would say... :(

Lisa said...

WOW! Amazing stuff here. Enjoyed the passion in which you describe hatred.

Lisa
InspiredbyLisa

SandyCarlson said...

So many others seem to be in control.

JL Dodge said...

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looks like a great place to be...
we followed lisa over, tee hee hee
we'll return..
ENJOY
JL&B

gabrielle said...

"the river divides my tongue"... hatred can be a potent silencer.
a beautifully introspective piece.

PremI said...

Painful...
shall we fight it with Love!

Ophelia said...

wow. the river divides my tongue. stunningly
deep and thoughtful, almost chant-like.