Seething Questions

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Vintage Publishing
This is a poem that I wrote to illustrate the complex yet irrational emotion that come after losing a loved one suddenly

Submitted: January 20, 2019

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Submitted: January 20, 2019




Seething Questions





Where did you go?

What is the essence of that portal you left me for?

It’s as if your destiny has been dragged

By crippling supernatural hands

Into a deserted pit

Severed from every worldly being

A pit where all of you;

Your smile, face, touch, voice, and spirit-

The spirit that slipped from my frantic, desperate embrace

The embrace I thought would pervade any foreign power-

Betrayed me into falling in…

It’s as if you wanted to

And I know what I say would betray your loving legend

But that’s what my anguished, grief-stricken heart has confessed

With its wrathful beats of agony

That echo along my chest

With a flow of seething questions

What is it about that pit that lured

Your obstinate soul, your stout body

Into yielding to its mirthless folds?

Away from every hue of love

That illuminated your veins

Through every passing day

And through every fleeting year…

Away from a cluster of mellow, carefree memories

That is now left with cold haze

That you left in your wake

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