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Feeling the Language of Pain

Kenneth, loves satire and writings to spotlight others, but he also has an "addiction" so to speak, to dramatic and abstract/prose poetry.


Nasty, angry, dangerous means -- clipping winks of evil eye
Seeking a shadow of rains to come, comfortless none.
Dragging bloody lungs breathing few, cursing defeated foes who cry.
I vaguely-recall "that" rainy, foggy night that captured a dark sky.

Causing me to be speaking the language of pain
Causing me to seize the music of gain.
Making me strain my soul enough to see the drain.
Speaking the language of unspoken pain.

Alas, aha! a single, obscure, bat-covered cavern wall
Bringing a dripping call, ravens singing.
Sudden, stillness, breath comes low, our thoughts crawl
Life is ending, her life is beginnng .

Causing me to be speaking the language of pain
Causing me to seize the music of gain.
Making me dust my soul breaking her panes.
Speaking the language of unspoken pain.

Then again, once again, a solitary moment appears,
Blinding a still silence as life ceases beats.
Muted, staying near rock as black fog now clears.

Causing me to be speaking the language of tears
Sending music to absorb the darkness of our pain.
Kenneth Avery, 2020_____________________________________

Writer's Summary: when I wrote this piece, I had encountered (a) woman whom I cared about, and still do. If only she knew. But my words are all failures. (K.A.)


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Linda Rogers from Minnesota on January 05, 2021:

Wow Kenneth! Very poignant poem which we can all relate to. How many times do we not have the courage to say how we feel because of fear of rejection. I want to wish you a Happy New Year my writer friend. I can't believe you've been writing here for 9 years already. I remember when you first joined. I really like seeing how active you still are on HubPages. I must confess I haven't published anything new for quite some time. You have inspired me to get back in the saddle for 2021. Blessings Ken.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 04, 2021:

A sad but well-written piece, Kenneth. Do you know you don't have to put the hot URLs at the end....you can type that into the photo capsule for each photo and a lot of the text will be automatically hidden and much neater.

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