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Song of Solace

Carry my limp body to the riverbank
and lay me down, ever so gently.
Listen! Do you hear? Listen as you hold on still,
to the song of solace.

Hear the serene roar of gushing
over rocks and branches and silt,
cool and kind upon my feet, engulfing my legs
and soothing my spine as I sink deeper into liquid crystal.

Open your ears to nature’s call,
so subtle in the sparrow’s chirp,
also, the trees imitating rattlesnake warnings
when leaves obscure one another’s path.

Now, silence… only but a few
rustles frequently sound, peacefully,
as heartthrobs cease 
to the rhythm of a sad tango.

I thank the One granting me
this final breath,
the evidence of life and source of my feeble existence
so I may bid you farewell.

Hold me ‘till I give up fighting.
Arrange forget-me-nots in my hair, then walk away.
Let me drift into conscious oblivion.
Allow my heart to sink into the depths of grace, let the silt scrub me bare.
Pray my soul once more be drenched in forgotten memories
and shed a tear for those buried in the Song of Solace.

Copyright © Robyn Thomas

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  1. Date: 5/19/2013 1:44:00 PM
    Robyn, Congratulations on your Featured Poem of the week. Take Care *Linda

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 12:27:00 PM
    Nice work Robyn, delighted to read that verse of yours.

    Thomas Avatar Robyn Thomas
    Date: 5/15/2013 1:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you! :)
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 9:15:00 PM
    Robyn, your poem is very enjoyable, :-) Wishing you a nice warm welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best in your writings. I hope you find this community to be one of the best. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets, and myself? If you ever want or need feedback on any given poem, please look me up by clicking on my name anytime you're on line. I'm looking forward in becoming your #1 poetry soup fan. Please keep me posted every time you post a poem <3 LUV ~*~SKAT"

    Thomas Avatar Robyn Thomas
    Date: 5/10/2013 11:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi SKAT! Thanks very much, I appreciate the positive feedback! I will definitely check out some poems, and pay your profile a visit! Thanks for the warm welcome! :)
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 5:23:00 PM
    Hi Robyn, came back to comment the poem: I like the imagery that buries the soul in such a peaceful grace. and by the way I agree with INK... so far I love what I have read. Wishing to read more of your work. A very sad feel, when one has to let go of the air we surround. xox~ Linda

    Thomas Avatar Robyn Thomas
    Date: 5/2/2013 7:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hehe thanks for the time you took to read and comment on my poems! I will definitely enter into contests as soon as possible!
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 4:43:00 PM
    Robyn, Welcome to poetry soup. My name is Linda; many poets on the soup call me PD for fun. If you like, please consider checking out my contest in the future. SOME ARE FUN : -) You can find the contest page by clicking on the top left hand side. You will find many different contests to choose from. I’m looking forward in reading and enjoying your poems right now and the future. I like the enjoyment of meeting new poets and reading any new poems you may want or need feedback on. I hope the next time you are on the soup; you find the time and highly recommend your own favorite poem or your next post. You can always stop by and say hi if you like…. Thanks you ~ Always & Forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 9:21:00 AM
    Oh wow...I'm a new fan of your work and its only the second poem I've read from you. You have become a fav poet of mine. I absolutely love the imagery in your work. You paint an awesome picture.

    Thomas Avatar Robyn Thomas
    Date: 5/1/2013 9:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow! I honestly didn't expect such positive feedback! Thank you!