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Love, Death, and Vengeful Tidal Waves

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


It was the same moment that I met her, and in a wink, I saw her fade
The same breath we breathed, and the same when we parted ways.
The memories of silken silver sashes we made,
Leaving me hypnotized in a lover's stupor'd gaze.

Falling in love with a soul mate is a poem half-written
A meal half-eaten and a journey half-taken.
A sunrise half witnessed and a gathering half sitting.
Then the stove now cold--unable to cook her meal bakened.
Half thrown-out and drained from heart
Hating the foggy eve and hiding from the tide.
Tearing my life in pieces into a million parts.
What wild stallion knows who taught him to ride?

Princesses come and go like the lake land geese
Like the hungry, sly wolves laying in wait
For virgin girls of life's true age now flees
Young men fishing, waiting to open the gates.
Oh, dragons of brown, sticky hide . . .
Cry loudly threatening of life and death . . .
Stomping their aim to true youth, valiantly born,
And valiantly grown . . .

Seething with ancient angers now rise . . .
Suffering through silence sleeping eyes . . .
Lies told with wings flapping to fly . . .
Dragons now old, dying a breath over their skies.


© 2018 Kenneth Avery


Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on July 26, 2018:

Doris -- I appreciate your comment as well as abiding friendship. I have always loved the dragon and how it affected the Dark Ages and such.

Unicorns, I think did exist, but I cannot find out where to research it.

Peace and write soon.

Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on July 26, 2018:

Louise -- thank you, dear friend. I mean it. And the dragon, I always thought it meant power and able to reign over evil.

Come back anytime.

Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on July 26, 2018:

Threekeys -- thank you so much for your wonderfully honest comments. And I am always impressed at how you could "see" the tense, taut imagery in this work.


Write soon.

Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on July 26, 2018:

Dear Gypsy -- I am so sorry about your soul mate. I had no way of knowing. Forgive me for not knowing. And you are so right--soul mates only travel one way; not various ways trying to fold into one.

Absolutely wonderful comment.

If I can be of help, just let me know.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on July 26, 2018:

Really fantastic poetry. Lots of people can entangle others in their lives. I finally found my soul mate and I can tell you it is a one-way journey. Now that my soul mate has passed on and I have relocated I am looking forward to living life but keeping the love that I shared in my memories. That kind of love comes along only once and never again.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on July 23, 2018:

Nice poem, dear Kenneth. Soulmates is a fascinating subject. Many people associate dragons with evil, but I think they were originally good, like unicorns. Beautiful picture, too.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on July 23, 2018:

That's another lovely poem. I love the picture of the dragon too.

threekeys on July 23, 2018:

I felt tense and taut as my eyes captured the imagery you laid out for us. Love can certainly be felt in a myriad of ways. Great read Kenneth.

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