Wednesday, February 2, 2011


The blueish gray haze swirled thru out the mind
dizzying confusion, lapse of reason, lost and blind
body paralyzed, frozen like McKinley's heights 
heart beats heavy soul stricken with benights

trails of tears red with pain follow decisions
choices made causing irreparable divisions
falling off destiny's trail fingers slip their grasp
darkness shrouds the eyes with one final gasp

uncontrollable sinking as sands of time swallow
internal screaming for salvation from Phoebus Apollo
deft ears hear not ,no notes lifting to reverence
only the looming doom of  impending severance

 T.A.L Jr. ©

verb: benight =   envelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness 

phoebus apollo = greek god of music and poetry


  1. "trails of tears red with pain follow decisions / choices made causing irreparable divisions" *sigh* I like it!

  2. Tom,
    A very strong and powerful piece of writing.
    Excellent words.

    Best wishes, Eileen

    I like your new Blog layout, especially the two wolves!

  3. You are a part of my group at Poets United. I read you but you don't read me ... hope to see you soon.

  4. Thank goodness those broken hearts are only temporary sometimes. Strong and touching.

  5. Thank you for putting the meanings out there. I know it's for me!

  6. Beautiful write,so nicely done! Love it!
    Short Poems

  7. Powerful with rich words and palatable rhymes!. Hmmm..."choices made causing irreparable divisions"....hmm..withered souls awesome piece!

  8. lovely.

    How are you?
    Please consider making a contribution to poets rally week 43 today,
    A free verse is appreciated, you rock!
    Happy Thursday!
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