Under the World (Poem) ~ BitterSweetLife

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Under the World (Poem)

I was looking through old photos and shreds of poetry and I came across what seemed to be a kind of convergence. This poem hints at the fact that only Christ’s light can sweep away the weight of lethargy or ignite the dead wood of a soul “done trying.”

Under the World

Letdowns lie thick
at the cellar door;
when I look out,
the hinges scream—
I don’t leave anymore.

Someday perhaps I’ll try again
to push aside the door;
today I fear the harpies
that live above my floor.

Someday perhaps I’ll try again—
but it will take the sun
and it will take the fury
of a mighty rushing wind.

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Culture. Photos. Life's nagging questions. - BitterSweetLife