Wednesday, June 4, 2014

On love & strength (for Carol)

above the atmosphere
your love hovers
while angels look earthwards
to where ordinary souls
search restlessly for perfection

beyond the fallen statues
of death & decay
you are resurrected
on this crucifix of wonder
where the world can behold beauty

in the midst of love & hope
I hold you close
while all the gods
close their eyes in awe
& refuse to say a word

The vicious circle

domestic disturbance
in the backstreets
of suburbia

screams
&
four-letter words
howl
thru the naked night
while children
shiver
beneath blankets
with
blocked ears

love
agony
&
those broken bloodied
vows

while
somewhere
in the distance
young lovers
whisper words
of eternity
&
new seeds
are planted
in the fields
of
battle


© Harry Rout 2017