That which lasts .. (poetry challenge)
Written for the poetry challenge.
That which lasts ..
Emptiness writhes through the
Silence of an aching, damaged
Soul … alone.
Eternal injustice – the raging
Nub of all that’s denied answers.
Treason against the spirit creates
Invisible wounds, no healing and,
Always and endless,
© Elfstone 15/1/17
© Elfstone 2023
Quite a lateral interpretation of the word ‘essential’. I can see that the writer is in essence suffering from grief and one could say that her her angst is of the essence to him/her.
My thanks for commenting. Ionicus. “Lateral”? perhaps; to be honest, I never know why some poems come out as acrostics.
It’s good to be back doing the challenge. 😀
well dear Elfstone, can you please start a new challenge? I liked all poems they were thought-provoking and I am currently commenting on the submissions. You’re next, the challenge is yours. This one spoke to my heart.
Oh gosh! I will have to put my thinking cap on! I’ve had a very busy week which is why I’m only now catching up with this. Can we make the next one for a week Monday to give everyone time (and me time to think of the next prompt)?
I’m always delighted when someone says one of my poems “speaks” to them. Thanks iyp.
Your poem has a Celtic soul, Elfstone. The wild north wind whistles through your words.
Thank you so much otreasaigh. I love the idea of the wild north wind whistling through my words! It reminds me of a poem I wrote a while ago specifically about the West coast wind and which was on the old UKA site. I would refer you to it, but I’m not sure if anyone else can see my bit of the archive. Hmmmm – it would be useful to know that, otherwise I will have ti re-post many of my poems here; I’ll go and have a look. Edit: if otreasaigh or anyone reading this has a moment, could… Read more »
Accessed ok, Elfstone. Fantastic poem!
Thanks otreasaigh; it’s handy to know others can get into my archive.
I do like a good acrostic and this one is better than good some powerful line you have here Elf, nicely done Keith
Yes, acrostics are fun! Very pleased that you found something good in this. Thanks Savvi.
Yes good in the sense that its well penned not good in the sense that which last forever is essential and everything else just burns or becomes what your poem describes 🙁