Wednesday, 7 January 2009

POETRY - Tear the SIlence.

Scraped throats mute garbled voices,
as cough rips silence
to shreds.

how can you speak clearly
when there is so much to shout?

Internal shakes
scream at the structure of our bones,
scorched coughs
tear hearts from their moorings,
Numbed silence
Born of pain
Makes all the wrong sounds.
Makes too big a noise.

Gently stare forward
saying a million things at once
whilst your body
betrays those thoughts
Once again.

P Davidson 09/01/09

(Picture - Francis Bacon - Study for a portrait)

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