Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places



Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

A Quiet Waltz

John Heck Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled A Quiet Waltz which was written by poet John Heck. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by John Heck

Best John Heck Poems

+ Fav Poet

A Quiet Waltz

CHALLENGED OR CHALLENGED?: AN UNRESOLVED DANCE LINGERS ON
By: Agnes Dalton - 28 minutes ago

API RELEASE: CHATTANOOGA, TN -

A challenged waiter and a forgotten child 
are alone in an empty diner -
when suddenly, a spotted lark 
glides through an open window 
and carries the child's voice away.

The challenged waiter rushes the baby
into the burnt kitchen and gently bathes him
in a vat of silky buttermilk.

There is no need for a candle now.
The infant silently sleeps.
He's dreaming of a holy nest -

sacrament to a testament?

A resurrection of majestic trees unfold as 

apnea prevails – when the waiter
finally awakes - he unlocks 
the rusted magnesium gates - 
stained with the blood of a combed innocence.

Finding himself abandoned again, 
the babbling steward 
slithers through the dusty shadows 
of hammered pots and pans - like smoke rings, 
slicing celestial godsong sung by dappled larks.
 
A forgotten waiter. A lifeless infant -
an empty diner...and all the senseless,
napkin-tucked angels, who witnessed 
this timeless debacle, are now 

dancing and crying - a quiet waltz...

for one.

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 2/19/2009 6:44:00 PM
    The image listing has a compelling voice and brings the effort strength.

  1. Date: 12/6/2008 9:10:00 AM
    wonderfully written - Thank you for your comment on my poem, John..

  1. Date: 11/7/2008 5:01:00 AM
    Awsome, my friend. Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your first place win. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 10/30/2008 1:04:00 PM
    So beautifully written John! Wonderful heartfelt write, and congratulations on placing in Kristin's Contest!! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 10/29/2008 6:14:00 PM
    Sir John. :) what can I say, this poem is brilliant (but I believe, you already know that!) amazing in its depth, originality - I mean the news headline - come on! to the sadness and visuals...you sir, are a poet who should be read. You must put out a book. Now. did you do it yet? lol Anyway, loved this!!!!!!! love Kristin

  1. Date: 10/29/2008 2:54:00 PM
    I knew this was a winner! Who didn't - duh! : ) ~lol~ Congratulations John on your shared First Place win in Kristin's contest! Love, Shar xoxo