Icarus Aftermath

By Recycled


Here comes another one
Oh god, please not on my face
Do not blemish it with your falling corpse
If only I had legs
I could run away
Let you land on something else
Perhaps the ocean
Yes, no one ever writes about plummets into the ocean
Except for the writer of that Icarus Story

Here you come, arms open wide
Wings broken
Halo all askew
Ten seconds from impact
One more angel plummeting from heaven
Cast back into the hell you once escaped
And me, unable to catch you
I have no arms
No way to lessen the impact

You will become a smear that will never wash away
Your torment will be over
No more suffering in your attempt to be worthy
Your broken body will rest eternally upon me
A weight heaven would no longer bear
The emotional dependency was too great a burden
I am your landing zone
Your earthly demise
Heaven has cast you to your rocky fate

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Copyright 2004 Recycled
Published on Friday, January 2, 2004.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • mrneurotic On Saturday, December 8, 2012, mrneurotic (9)By person wrote:

    More poets should write "perspective-shifting " poems like this one. Well-crafted and I found the "oh no here comes an Icarus" sarcasm in some of the lines darkly humorous. Nice job creating the sensation of actually being the ground of the earth.

  • ThatPsyco On Thursday, December 6, 2012, ThatPsyco (10)By person wrote:

    I...Well....Wow great work mate. (I kind of imagined myself falling from a cloud while reading this)

  • Raze Drake On Sunday, January 4, 2004, Raze Drake (86)By person wrote:

    the words seem to have there own voice. They sing a song that many have sung before. . . . .just wishing they had that chance.

  • KittyStryker On Saturday, January 3, 2004, KittyStryker (736)By person wrote:

    "You will become a smear that will never wash away"... i like this... sort of a bitter reply to those of martyr themselves... from the one who has to clean the blood off the carpet.

  • Nomad On Saturday, January 3, 2004, Nomad (38)By person wrote:

    solid goodly: the more I read this, the more I appreciated the ingenuity of your approach (first stanza caught me off guard). who is the man in your profile? he looketh the slightest bit familiar.

  • Recycled On Sunday, January 4, 2004, Recycled (98)By person wrote:

    I challenged myself to write a "fallen angel" poem from the view of the angel's impact site. (Planet earth). I was tired of the generic approach.

  • Drea On Friday, January 2, 2004, Drea (1517)By person wrote:

    *stares* i'm ...wow.. ~Drea~

  • Johny_D_Lewis On Friday, January 2, 2004, Johny_D_Lewis (506)By person wrote:

    wow recycled....wow

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