The Bringer Of Sleep


Over at dVerse Poets Pub in the Poetics section, folks were writing to the artwork of German born artist Catrin Welz-Stein. I chose this piece called The Sandman...



The Sandman
Artwork by Catrin Welz-Stein


Moondust
and grains
of
forgotten dreams
littered
my pillow
one night.


My
parents
told me
it was evidence
of the Sandman's visit;


I believed it was the marrow of crushed prayers.


For
the longest time
after that
when I became sleepy,
I would rush to bed
forcing my eyelids
to remain open


just to see if they were telling the truth.






© 2013 abruvanamedsly

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Man of the House

Over at dVerse Poets Pub in the Poetics section, there's a prompt called Try to Remember. That's what triggered this piece...




After
the phone call came,
my uncle looked at me
and said, 


"You're the
man of the house now,
you have to be strong
for your mother and sisters".


So, at eleven years old,


I didn't shed a tear
when I saw my mom, eyes
leaking with pain,
calmly make arrangements
for my father's burial.


I didn't shed a tear
when my sisters 
interchangeably
sobbed on my shoulders,
even though I could feel
their sorrow vibrating
through me.


I didn't shed a tear
at the wake or the funeral;


I just stood stoic
trying to map out
in my mind what exactly
does it mean to be a man?


That night, I remember going into the bathroom and crying uncontrollably into a towel, so no one would hear me.



© 2013 abruvanamedsly



Graveyard Book

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Three Words...



You
can write
enough life
to fill an eon
of volumes
and it still
wouldn't measure up
to the power
three words
hold over 
existence.


Three words...



delicate 
utterance
desecrating 
what once was 
while
delivering blunt
force trauma to sanity;


lifting mountains,
igniting the cosmos
and redefining breathing.


Some
chase the echo
of this affirmation
until death;
others have it
fall into their lap


hard,


meteor hard,


burning down the very
fabric of their reality;


they say the view from the other side of the fire is amazing. 



© 2013 abruvanamedsly


Flames



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