September 12, 2011

Blind Men


Blind man falls without his view
Who dares to take what he accrued?

Tapered curtains, dimming light
Brings him to the rooms by night

Lost in righteousness and doom
How spotless lies his vacant tomb

His wife now with another beds
Forgetting vows she gently said

Tries to lift his son for hugs
Budged not an inch, he never does

His vision fades, but then restores
To view all which he now deplores

Walking nights and sometimes days
In build up to his charged way-lays

His anger soars, his dire might
Sends winds and chaos through the night

Crashing photographs unnamed
From which his face had once been framed

Footsteps clump for all to hear
Appearance makes them disappear

Lights take on a fervent glow
Bursting glass he then bestows

Where cries take over, echoes sob
As she ties her apron by the hob

She screams and shouts and begs for him
To leave these loving walls within

But love escaped the second when
The poor dear fell in love again

No man shall take what he provided
Although his heart still beats unguided

So sickened fear drives them away
Another brood decides to stay

Their happiness so short and sweet
The master of the house they meet

Their party-lifestyle soon deceased
When they meet the specter at the feast.......

12 comments:

Dave King said...

Admirable, the way you got all that from the prompt. Very convincing.

Brian Miller said...

ha, somegreat couplets in there..and you turned out quite the tale...no one will ever take hisplace though...smiles.

Niamh said...

Great story, and in rhyming couplets! This reminded me of The tales of the unexpected!

Brandee Shafer said...

Lord have mercy: no one's gonna be brave enough to love that woman for long! Well done.

Berowne said...

Nice rhyming; well constructed...

Reflections said...

Like this one too! Both, far different, but very profound. Beautiful share.

Mystic_Mom said...

Two very different takes on the prompt but both equally successful! Nicely done!

Tumblewords: said...

Two wonderful reads - each distinctly different.

Nicholas V. said...

How interesting that we both used rhyme with an "olde worlde" feel to our poems. Great minds... LOL
Nice one!

gautami tripathy said...

Loved it!

an elusive world lurks

The Gooseberry Garden said...

you truly are showing your talent here.
mature and smart words.

The Gooseberry Garden said...

Hohoho,

What charming poetry you have posted here.

Invite you to share 1 to 3 poems with us, anything could fit the theme of object,

Cheers.
Hope to see you in.

Happy Writing..
xoxox