pictures again...painting word pictures


Hidden Ashes

A forest of doors lines the hallway like trees
Standing gray and ominous, slightly ajar.
No light escapes from each crack,
Only darkness looms and secrets whisper
Eerily through the stale air of death's lungs.
Hidden as ashes, lost dreams and loves
Lie buried beneath tattered and discarded
Remnants of a time of light and life.

'Move darling; take one step.'

I shall not move for I have no feet

'Then glide, my love; glide.'

I shall not glide for I have no hope

'Just stay, my sweet; just stay.'

So, I stay, lonely in the shelter of catacombs
And caverns filled with emptiness and death
You may see me in the shadows.
I am the movement of a rat scuttling along
With red eyes that reflect the hell I am in.
I am in the charred chambers of all torment
And I laugh in spite of my circumstance.

Hear me?

Kathy Lockhart
9/27/06




Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
Read 942 times
Written on 2006-09-28 at 01:16

dott Save as a bookmark (requires login)
dott Write a comment (requires login)
dott Send as email
dott Print text


keith nunes
yes i do!
2006-09-28


lastromantichero The PoetBay support member heart!
hi there katherine indeed a dark text as Cindy says but your skillful mastery of the poets art makes it a piece of beauty rgds mike
2006-09-28


BlueyedSoul
dark one Kath...and you did it so well.
~Blue
2006-09-28


Phyllis J. Rhodes
Where did this come from? Is it from a prisoner within a prisoner?The artist caught inside your spirit, your spirit locked inside windowless room of oppression? Ah, but you still laugh, a part of the essence of Kathy survives. It cannot be silenced. Your light cannot be put out. And now in your new freedom you can write about it all. You can create beauty from ugliness. And we who read you say, awesome!
2006-09-28


Judy T Lloyd
I wondered about the people killed when the twin towers collapsed. This is indeed haunting.
2006-09-28


Rob Graber
Haunting imagery!
2006-09-28


Saga
Beautiful and sad. But darkness cannot reign forever. Just like it can't rain all the time.
2006-09-28


wee2souls
How!! Deee!!
wow!! I am in awe too!!
ya hear me!! do ya:)
what a write..eary so eary!!
halloween feel:)
love ya
cindymac
2006-09-28


Daybreaker
Very haunting images here. Love the dark, and the eerie.

Great work! Really enjoyed!
2006-09-28