Three takes – saying something

He didn’t have a prayer
his words don’t count for much
face down in a puddle
mud clinging to his clothes
heel stamped hard down on his neck
hands finding next to nothing
blade slips past his spine
heart cries no reply

~

No rain no oceans
no arteries conceived
sand stormed still born
genetic traits deceived
God’s eye son’s sight
fake news she’s seen
Earth angel walking
set free believed

~

Well, its done now
X-marked life forms
for what, futile profits
poor excuse, tight hands wringing
smoke alarm, close all windows

11 thoughts on “Three takes – saying something

  1. Eric. These are incredible. Honestly, might be… no… IS some of my very favorites I’ve ever read from you. That first one… oomph. Perfection. Every word: right as it should be. These are going to sit with me for a while… and I quite like that.

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    1. It’s been rare for me to write these though as all of us I react to what I see reported – knife crime in the UK seriously disturbs me – the first poem written a few years back – it’s now much worse. The last one set by fires – rain forest burning, the middle written in response to an online visual prompt a year back – a young woman walking through a lifeless city – seemed too close to future. The thing is, I’ve grown older as I’ve written of romance and relationships, and in a sense grown out of it – I still will and do, but somewhat differently to ‘Shorts’ I feel, and add to it from time with a deeper darker take of me. Thank you, Tara – your support, your encouragement means a lot to me.

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