Sorrows in the Dust


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  • Poetry will always emerge out of the shadows of depression, shining like a star in the scarcity of light.

Poem Commentary

My friend was talking to me about christianity and teaching me about God.....I am currently standing on the line between Athiesm and Christianity (though I would NEVER attack anyone's beliefs. That is such a terrible thing to do.....) I was thinking about the idea that Jesus died on the cross, ridding humanity of all of its sins (....I think that's what happened....) So, anyway, my winding thoughts inspired my to write this, despite the fact that this is not really how I think of it at all......

Sorrows in the Dust

The young doe lay there, limp in my arms,

an array of white spots on her back.

Tear tracks ran down my dirty face,

and her fur absorbed every drop of sorrow that fell from my eyes,

every sin that we have burdened,

the pain of every drop of blood we have shed.

She is silent, but I know that her pain

is like the crack of lightning on wood,

crystal blades scratching marks into a stone.

Clouds of dust float just above the ground,

making the barren field seem like a sea of dirty water,

laying still and reaching up to my knees.

I lay her down on the ground,

her body swallowed by the dust.

I walk away, the weight of our mistakes off my shoulders,

and I can feel the sadness and sins vanish,

as the new holder of them disappears,

I leave with no more tears left to expel,

leaving no more than all my sorrows in the dust.



Feb. 10, 2010

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In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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