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Silent Silhouette and Lost Love

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


Time sneaking a smiling silhouette's face

Bringing my soul apart with lover quiet.

Life is not a cage of pain, nor a guilded race.

Life was formerly a bit of joy, love, and might.

Crawling at dusky evening breezes

Sagegrass castles that I once built on promised vows

A sip of darkened wine my lids now easing.

Nothing muted, nothing promised, no wink allowed.

Just a man alone racing against a woman's name

Skeletons gain and I sing a dungeon's plea.

A serpent's tongue passes me with a wizard so tame.

So lay me down quietly as I drift off to her sea.

© 2018 Kenneth Avery


Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on August 07, 2018:

Liz -- she was among the first of the (Masters), she wrote from a higher enlighntment and her poetry was so fluid, yet so strong that if you read one, you were hungry for another one.

Read some of her works and see what I mean.

Talk to you soon.

Liz Westwood from UK on August 06, 2018:

Edna St. Vincent Milay is a new one on me. I will have to look her up. My studies were concentrated on more traditional English Literature.

Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on August 06, 2018:

Dear Gypsy -- "thank you so much for your input and expressive comments. I have said it in the past, but I am glad to say it again . . .You Are Very Appreciated."



Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 06, 2018:

Most wonderful and expressive..

Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on August 06, 2018:

Liz -- wow! I am so glad that you enjoy my offerings. I pray that we can continue to stay in touch. I know that you studied the works of Edna St. Vincent Millay, so you are in elite company.

Great comment, Liz.

Talk to me anytime.

Liz Westwood from UK on August 06, 2018:

Many years ago I studied English Literature to degree level and in so doing I read a lot of poetry. Since then I've not had the opportunity to do so. I appreciate reading it again on your hubs.

Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on August 05, 2018:

Elijah -- many thanks to you for taking the time to read my hubs and leave such honest comments.

God bless you abundantly.

Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on August 05, 2018:

Dear Liz -- I have to be honest with you. I have been on HubPages for now going on eight years and I have to say, YOUR comment on THIS hub was THE sweetest, warmest, and Most-Appreciative. Thank YOU so Very Much!



Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on August 02, 2018:

And so, the body of his love is lost, or whatever caused her not to be present, so he's having an affair with "the bottle"??? That's how I read it based on the title, the bottle is her silhouette in his mind.

Liz Westwood from UK on August 01, 2018:

I feel like I could read this poem over and over, each time getting more from it.

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