A Poem to Poems

By Mute Serenade

Raw intention and delicate fingers
Breed a graphite smear on the edges of furled hands.
Taste the chalk under bitten nails.
Breathe the rubber castaway words that scatter to the floor.
With a careful caressing of paper
You are the lure that draws me
The restraints that bind me
The blade that slays me
So I might slay others.
With these words
I baptize my burdens
Canonize my embellishments
Sanctify my muted screams
To a serenade tongues cower for.
I hold my truths and lies
To a sanctimonious ink flame
Charcoal smoke trails
Weep words of a life longing.
My words,
A handprint cemented in time,
Overgrown in life’s garden
That I peruse to compare new wrinkles and old scars.
To meander through corridors
That reignite lost sense sand castles
That time continues to erode.
You are the tinted lens
Through which I view my exploits
The night sky holding every super nova
That burst before my eyes.
My greatest hopes and darkest fears
Kept under glass
As a fragile memorial
To everything I always was and wasn’t. 

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Copyright 2017 Mute Serenade
Published on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

Submission for Skye's poetry thingy...


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  • Drea On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Drea (1507)By person wrote:

    I'm late, but congrats on the win. This truly is amazing. I have to agree with Tom. You have this magical way of weaving your words. Short version...I love it! :)

  • dwells On Sunday, September 3, 2017, dwells (5703)By person wrote:

    I believe that many of us write to explain things to ourselves, and bring order to a chaotic world that ignores us unto death. Perhaps a small cry towards an immortality we can only aspire to (probably over-rated anyway). Much enjoyed chewing on this tasty bone MS - cheers and congrats! - Dan

  • carlosjackal On Sunday, September 3, 2017, carlosjackal (2576)By person wrote:

    I knew this would win. Pure brilliance :)

  • darkendomme On Sunday, September 3, 2017, darkendomme (135)By person wrote:

    Beautifully done Mute Serenade!! Perfection felt and related, to the defining of the many dimensions of such poetry. Congratulations on an obvious and much deserved win. A gracious bow of respectability. Aloha

  • Bornfrompain On Thursday, August 31, 2017, Bornfrompain (852)By person wrote:

    Lovely as always!!! - BFP

  • worm On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, worm (1284)By person wrote:

    MS, your use of language and imagery is the definition of "poetry"... 'Nuff said! 10/10 ~worm~

  • worm On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, worm (1284)By person wrote:

    I tried to rate this... is there a glitch that is preventing us from rating poems? anyone?

  • Mute Serenade On Thursday, August 31, 2017, Mute Serenade (466)By person wrote:

    Yeah I had a problem too! Haven't tried today tho...

  • Mute Serenade On Thursday, August 31, 2017, Mute Serenade (466)By person wrote:

    And thanks :)

  • carlosjackal On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, carlosjackal (2576)By person wrote:

    What an entry! Just superb.

  • Purposelessness On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, Purposelessness (164)By person wrote:

    This one provides insight into all your other work, I can picture you through the whole process, from the experience to the amazingly penned art. Eloquent as usual!

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