Words To That Effect

You held her close you were within her hand

Almost complete as a figure of speech 

She said something secret in a voice so soft

Was it the key to a spirit kingdom of light long hidden well away

Something sacred saved and who could say, for that special day

Or was it only, 'words to that effect' 


All cities seem uncivilised now, two dimensional shadows

Of concrete, steel, glass, asphalt, smoky hallucinations

Digital webs, veils of nets, set to beguile and trap the senses

Perhaps no one sees because there is nothing there to see

Anymore, it's gone the way of ghosts, just hollow taunting haunts

Of what once was, some legendary stage show of history and art

Culture, accomplishments, the tawdry lie of human greatness

Such is immortality;


But wait, stop thoughts, no critical object now

Quaint motifs of shallow shouting seas, waves waving backwards to themselves

Swallowing everything

False values

Non Money

Loose change

Lose everything,


She said something secret in a voice so soft

Or was it only, 'words to that effect'

Poetry by Chaucer Whethers The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2023-03-18 at 22:54

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