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The croweded bookshelf

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The croweded bookshelf

Words leap from the crowded bookshelf
Each vying to be heard

‘Look the mighty have fallen and
Time is in despair-

‘Hark’ the buzzing drones
Battle cries pierce the darkened skies
The rider on horseback flees the night
Chased by the ominous breath of
The winds of change
Destruction and misery our behest’

‘Where is that sweet, still small voice
That calms the troubled heart and
Hand, that soothes the furrowed brow’?

Tears has long been our meat
And gnawing tongues our pain
We writhe in our dilemma
For peace has left

For the pale horse of death now rides
Clippity-clop along our shores
Baying at the darkened walls
And curtained windows
No light to dim in this
Our forsaken hour’

‘Come,’ I hear the voice cries
‘Come over here to my broken side
Shelter a while till the hour is past
My love, my dove, my undefiled
For the menace plague will surely burn
At the light of Dawn
Darkness shall flee
And will never, ever, return.’

© Brenda V Northeast   8th of July 2011

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  1. Date: 1/20/2012 8:22:00 PM
    Glad you visited Brenda because it brought me here. Actually I have a vivid imagination and I'm sitting in the study surrounded by books which I pray will stay slumbering because its late. Love the waking books screaming and whispering their tales, very clever and creative almost like all the lost souls in "A Christmas Carol". This was a fun read. Thanks, Craig BTW, If I have nightmares I'm mailing you tomorrow! Soup Mail

    Northeast Avatar Brenda Victoria Northeast
    Date: 1/20/2012 8:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You made me laugh Craig (nightmares) - appreciate your feedback- This write literally happened as i walked past my bookcase- this first line screamed at me so I sat down and wrote my poem-all the very best Brenda : )
  1. Date: 1/20/2012 3:55:00 PM
    dig deeper still to reveal the thoughts in others minds, day is coming faster still, uncovered and despised, until, we die.

    Northeast Avatar Brenda Victoria Northeast
    Date: 1/20/2012 9:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And we shall rise yeah!! Thanks for your input Don much appreciated : )
  1. Date: 1/20/2012 2:57:00 PM
    Very nice indeed Brenda. Beautifully written and easily read. A fine job. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 2:09:00 PM
    I loved this write dear poet ! What a charge...great poesy here Brenda ! Have a fantastic weekend....much love, james

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 1:16:00 PM
    Exquisite lines here, Brenda! You used a huge array of words - very nice to see. My own book shelves are so crowded, the books are ready to burst out at any moment now.

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 12:21:00 PM
    Im a book shelf lover.... And all kinds of words leap into my mind.. Enjoyed the return... Always..pd