Never – Again


November 10, 2017 by petrujviljoen

It’s never about birds in poetry;
it is about our inadequate,
marrow-filled bones that
weigh us down
reminding us of the immediacy
of the dust.

It’s never about stars in poetry;
It’s about the daily rasure of dreams
in endless existence, clawing,
groping around in the calamitous gutter
for more … of the same
desolation …
It’s never about eternity.

(edited at 12:21 – last word poetry to eternity)


For Casting Bricks – Jilly’s Challenge. Please visit the page and follow the Mr Linky – there’s some great writing!

17 thoughts on “Never – Again

  1. I love the twist in this poem as mostly we humans have our concerns uppermost.

  2. E says:

    Absolutely love this! It’s never about birds…bravo. 😉

  3. This is one of your best… love it.

  4. Well, this just clatters down the staircase of despair and into the cellar of nihilism with a big crash and a bang. It’s like drinking a triple espresso in a fairground in the rain.

  5. I love how bleak these second halves of this poem are turning out to be. Nicely done!

  6. qbit says:

    I *love* “rasure of dreams”!

  7. julespaige says:

    Truth to one is a variation of the same to another.
    Is there one truth, only one bird, one star or one poem?

    And sometimes it is all about gremlins…
    If you can’t post a comment… you can send me an email.
    If you want I can put your comment in for you.

    Truth is the stairs in an Escher painting that lead everywhere and while going no where.

  8. jillys2016 says:

    When I got to the last line I went, ‘Wait! What?’ Oh, you are good! This just stopped me short; so much truth. Thank you for completing this challenge with such elequence, Petru.

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