For Fear of the Yonder

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Poems

Started out to be a graveyard ghost story in rhyme, but took a turn towards a Parable and then did just whatever it wanted to do (?). Drat!

Just above graves there are distressing waves

Caused by forces that have no controls

And they set about motions, like witch-brewed potions,

That linger in the air and snatch-up souls.


You can't see or hear as the forces draw near

For they are sly and crafty, as a memories often are.

And as you pass by the graves, those distressing waves,

They reach out and grab you with fingers like tar.


Then off you are taken to be reawakened

In their tavern of torture made of betrayal and wrongs.

Oh, how Devil-may-care when memories they share

And they tear at your soul with heart-wrenching songs.


It's all just for sport in the subconscious high court

It's just one of those things to keep it amused.

But for the ones caught by waves that ride above graves

It is a lesson not learned, and some choices abused.


So harken, this day, and hear what I say,

Don't be like those who feel they must wander

Among memory's graves and their torturous waves

To be snatched-up by the past, for fear of the yonder.



JE Falcon




Submitted: September 27, 2021

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olive tree

I think this went straight over my head but if one of your intentions was to demonstrate parallels between the mysterious, arbitrary, and terrifying nature of the ocean and its waves, to that of the murky depths of the subconscious mind and the thoughts that happen into the conscious mind, then you did a very good job of that. Nice piece at any rate

Tue, September 28th, 2021 8:51am


This is one of those poems that could have many meanings. Like a painting of a black dot in a gray circle, in a white square, on a field of gray, it is what your mind interprets it to be. Personally I would see the painting as a Still-life of a drain in a sink. As far as the poem goes, I like what you said. :)

Tue, September 28th, 2021 5:25pm

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