weight of the world

i am the incument,
he that shall grow roots
and twist green shoots into and through
the wretched plates.

the world will not wait,
and no longer will be told
of the burning ocean.

the burning surface
dictates the pace
at which we move.

one to another
one foot in front of the other
it would be a joyful dance in a different light.

kids, stuck to the ground,
forever hemmed,
tacked in place

by the death of history.

no one thing carries the weight of the world,
there is always hope amidst the
endless marching,
our trails, and trevails,
the sounds we make
etching our lines.

etching the lines
that will never, ever, been seen again.

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  • hollyann
    hollyannabout 4 years ago

    etching lines
    and leaving
    vapour trails
    that dissolve into the deep blue sky :)

  • :)) thanks holly..hope the sun is shining over your way..

    – uncleblack

  • Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)
    Jak Savage (ak...about 4 years ago

    Wonderful Wonderful work that envelopes the reader, the depth in this is brilliant. Great work, Jakki :)

  • thank you kindly jakki, very pleased you liked it..:)

    – uncleblack

  • trwoody
    trwoodyabout 4 years ago

    Very good write, the ominous undertone was superb

  • thank you, i hadnt really noticed that myself until i finished writing it..but it is there..thanks for the comment

    – uncleblack

  • CreativeKitty
    CreativeKittyabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant work

  • many many thanks, much appreciated

    – uncleblack

  • Heather Vallance
    Heather Vallanceabout 4 years ago

    Another haunting and thought provoking poem. Beautifully etched.

  • thank you heather for the sweet comment. glad you liked it.

    – uncleblack

  • RuthFroehlinger
    RuthFroehlingerabout 4 years ago

    given me a verse to reflect on
    great thought provoking writing

  • much appreciated ruth, thank you

    – uncleblack

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