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Ripples Replay....

in the absence of the moon
      in tremulous steps 
(treading cautious
         with wounded bare feet) 
footsteps echo down a corridor

 a reverberation of agitation

beyond the paint of  alabaster
   (white washed  mask)
lay a bleak black spider crawl
       slightly insidious…..
     inside of tribulation

In blushing pink magnolias 
see innocence slowly blossom
  fresh faced and eager 
like the face of a ripe peach
   big eyed and blinking

    in the devastation
      see it silently fade
         ripped from its skin
               muffled screams 
                    and half torn cores
      steel tipped lashes…..

      a cyclone tirade
unbeknownst and nocuous
     winding downward
       a taunting spiral

in a moment of recognition
slumber the eyes of him

clouds are always higher
than one clamoring soul 
and small hands can reach

redemption hunted….
a never ending journey

swirling in a dry desert wind
where is the ghost of a half crescent 
in the tumbleweeds and cactus....?

a quizzical quest for identification
A banshee wail of “who am I”
      beyond the blinding rays
that shred these seeking orbs

 if only roses still unfold
     despite the mangle 
of a steel toed tread 
          a thoughtless stomp
on delicate petals that weep

can there be restitution?

in the absence of the moon
     in tremulous steps
(treading cautious 
         with wounded bare feet)
footsteps echo down a corridor…..

Copyright © Christie Moses

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  1. Date: 4/13/2009 8:34:00 AM
    Wonderful imagery and a great poem, but I think I'd have to read it a few times to understand exactly what it all means.

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 10:15:00 AM
    Where do I begin to compare the talent poured into this poem, an absolute genius of a profound write ... the images leap at me like thunder.

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 1:06:00 PM
    ...."who am I"....Smile~I know who "You Are!!!":):):)~I heard about "You" in a very very "Beautiful Song" once!!!:):):)~As Always, Again, "My Love To 'You & Your Little Tinkerbell Brianna,' Forever, John!!!:):):)~On we go....

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 1:01:00 PM
    ....I sincerely hope that "Your Palm Sunday" weekend, was truly wonderful for "You Both!!!:):)~"Can there be restitution? In the absence of the moon"~Smile~Yes, I believe that there can and shall be~for someone "As Lovely As 'You,' it will be only but a matter time!!!:):)~Another of Your amazingly creative, profound and deepened writes dear!!!:):)~Again, "You" slowly but surely mark Yourself into the coming pages of histories literatures lore!!!:):):)....cont....

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 12:51:00 PM
    "In blushing pink magnolias see innocence slowly blossom fresh faced and eager; like the face of a ripe peach big eyed and blinking"~I think in regards to this particular write of Yours, this is where I would wish to stop!!? For it all seems a bit hurtful to my heart after that....And did I say yet, "Hello To 'You & Your Beauty & Your Little Angel Brianna' Yet? Well, "Hello To You Both Dear Beautiful Christie Moses!!!!":):):)....cont....

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 8:21:00 AM
    I loved the lines..if only roses still unfold... despite the mangle... of steel toed tread... a thoughtless stomp.. on delicate petals that weep... these particular words, reminds me of cruel, evil people,with thoughtless words and actions, that can leave us crushed... this poem has many powerful words.. constance

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 11:55:00 AM
    This is a poem one might have to read a lot because of its depth. Many amazing and poignant images to convey the sense of yearning I feel in this. I like the repetition of the first and last line. Love, Sara:)

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 9:28:00 AM
    Love the conclusion Christie and its allusion to th title.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 8:26:00 PM
    So beautiful your words and magical your writes, this is so sad and feels so lonely.

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 1:25:00 PM
    Enchanting us with your words. excellent job...Raul

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 11:30:00 AM
    You truly have a gift for imagery. I can see your "never ending journey" down the corridor so vividly! Great work, Christie! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 10:40:00 AM
    Another journey...Christie style!! your magic touch takes us to new places...each and every one! You are amazing miss Christie Moses! I'm sad for those delicate petals that make me feel it!! ~ love, Carrie

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 10:00:00 AM
    Hi Christie.... spellbinding and haunting poetry, this magic you weave constantly.... as always in awe of your talent.... Thank you Christie for selecting my poem in your competition... I am honored.

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 8:49:00 AM
    So beautiful Christie, there are so many amazing images you created in this hypnotizing write. Wonderful write. ~Michaela~

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 8:48:00 AM
    this is such a good write-- the flow wonderful each line carries its own weight as it treads cautiously with wounded bare0feet... just had to say that because I loved it

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 7:43:00 AM
    Wonderful writing many images that makes this piece sing..very good writing again.

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 7:38:00 AM
    hypnotic! Christie! hard to snap out of the magnetism of this great poem! thanks for welcome comments, Jim