January 27, 2013

Sotto Voce


Four square sides help cubing her in,
pastel walls peelings their delicate skin
A journey to take her for all that's she's worth -
needle on plastic  - a quickening birth

Nothing to hurt her, to mock or appraise,
lest the red star collides with all that she says
Melancholia outed, a slow steady rate,
left the vinyl and cardboard to delineate 

Enclosed in a side room, no nurses to gape,
where the voice and the vibe have no chance of escape
A soar through the heartstrings, a tour through the veins
as she reaches that faux exaltation again

Just a passion to keep her from harming herself
with her universe stacked on that pitiful shelf
Come hither and cover her, notes to advance
for an hour a day only in sweet severance  

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11 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love it as always. You should publish a book of poetry :)

tino11 said...

Heartfelt, sincere and sad. I came today looking for a laugh and a smile, alas, not one to be found here, but I liked it all the same.

Jinksy said...

Your poem is full of voice as well as vibe, thanks - and happy late birthday to you, too! LOL ♥

Helen said...

One of the more somber Mags this week ... well done!

Happy, Happy birthday (to both lovely sisters)

Wayne Pitchko said...

well done indeed...thanks for sharing this

Tess Kincaid said...

Always worth reading yours out loud, Lena...

Little Nell said...

I hope she found some solace in her music - poor lady.

Rossandra White said...

Painful. Could've been written about a dear friend of mine. Well done.

Kutamun said...

Poignant Lena, like " The lonely passion of judith hearne ", thanks

Helena said...

Keith - that's really sweet. Thankyou.

Tinno - aw, sorry 'bout that! I'm not often so serious. Tell you what - this Sunday a humorous one!

Jinksy - much appreciated!

Helen - thank you, Helen- I'll pass it on to me2!

Wayne - many thanks

Tess - thank you. I'll have to get one of my poems in musical form sometine this YEAR....LoL

Little Nell - music is the greatest healer, I guess.

Rossandra - I hope your friend finds peace soon.

Kutamun - very flattered, thank you.

phil said...

Like listening to a sad song when I'm sad.
Heals the soul.
Bravo!