Sunday, January 10, 2010

Prompt 98: Indurated

Thanks to Kuyerjudd of My Heart up Close for this week's prompt, indurated, and for this wonderful poem.

Tempered Pebbles

Holding steadfast on to rusted metal
Bare knees shiv’ring in the Midwestern breeze;
The clouds as soft, as tender as petals
Sweet be the voices, still cannot appease

Sprawled across the rotting wood, do I lie,
Floating adrift on Thy fiction-less sea,
List’ning to cries, for they ne’er do but die;
Amongst the stale winds, beguiling be

The ocean taketh me through cave and mire,
Through storms and spires—indurated I stand,
Bare on the raft, holding dearly and dire
The sound of your voice in bottles of sand

Memories, they would stand the test of life,
But would only cut through me like a knife

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