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Five Letter Word

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Five Letter Word

The chill outside the window swept the oatmeal room
where he took his comfort; a secondary womb
on days the sun refused to part the gloom
of ordinary lies.

The question wandered, clumsy, stumbling in his mind,
where the past took liberty, refusing to unwind.
Festered now, the fetid lines 
of ordinary lies.


Dying interrupted. A sound body
refusing to decay sufficiently
to enter the crypt.

Nothing matters, the daily crossword becomes
an endless solving. What is
a five letter word for

salvation? Preached as though it was believed,
available to all, free of charge, 
he would say to those

with ears, listening or not; but the specter 
of his heinous crime shattered
his chosen truth.


Where in the dance does the music stop
for wounded children forever cursed
by the sins of a father?

Seventy times seven the prayer passed lips
quivering.  The godless sky with no light.
No stay of self execution.


On sunny days the old man still laughed,
less now though, and slurred.
The line of doubt

fastened by his clenched jaw
unwilling to surrender
to life, or death.


The bicycle pedals in rhythm the tune of
words falling on forever paper.
Blessed release.

The song of redemption. The older and the younger
suffer together, miles apart and wait
for a five letter word.

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  1. Date: 11/27/2012 12:12:00 PM
    Excelent write! I do believe Rachel has said it first....This is a very enlightening write! Keep them comming! :o)

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 2:20:00 AM
    so enjoyed reading your creative write tonight luv and welcome to Poetry Soup .. sharing words with love is our inspiration here and u have begun with a rare beauty .. continue please and as Debbie writes .. enter contests for future endeavors .. thankxx for your kind comment on my work..

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 8:26:00 PM
    this is good and very well written Thanksd for sharing and for reading my poem. Lucilla

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 5:56:00 PM
    very very GREAT please do give me four wonderful lines for my 4 line contest since you do them so well. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 4:20:00 PM
    nice write on an inevitable subject ....thanks for stopping wishes

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 1:37:00 PM
    Yes, Jesus..He is the one..Great testimony of your faith..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..The bird of which I was writing was a white heron don't know exact species..Its slender light body just glided over the marsh..Such a delicate looking creature..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 11:17:00 AM
    Is it incur? I think so. Though i am not able to touch, but your's is wonderful one. Thanks for your comment. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 10:46:00 AM
    Deep...well written E.N. - like it. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)