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Chasm

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Chasm

An empty echo bellows from within the depths of a chasm. Endless and cold, it moans an apathy that desecrates the sanctity of love and alters the signal of all feeling and emotion. It reaches and bites the heart, concealing from vision its true mission of destruction. Tightly wrapping itself around the soul, it plunges its deadly sting through its victim, cutting off the gentle flowing mixture of happiness, sincerity, laughter and devotion. Mindless faces speak a meaningless language. The lips seem to move in an endless array of contours as a lone silhouette vanishes with the last beam of light. Alone it stands as it silently waits for time to pass. Alone in these vast depths of indifference, there is no hope, no salvation from the inward conflict that evaporates the soul. Bow your head little sparrow. Weep the tears that none else can. Reveal the pain that none else will. Lift your eyes to a destiny. Take the future up in your tiny wings and bring it back to me. Together we can cry over the past and fly away. Darkness is the absence of light, yet you and I see. Within the chasm flickers a small candle. To you and I little sparrow, no freedom is too distant, no change too great. We persist with love where blind hatred dwells. Lingering within us is a hope, a dream and purpose that lifts the wind beneath our wings. We've tasted the bottom of the chasm. Together we can cry over the past and fly away..........

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  1. Date: 10/8/2013 1:34:00 PM
    Welcome to poetry soup Walter, this speaks of wisdom and an age old condition of the heart, xxx

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 11:17:00 AM
    Hello Walter, Congratulations, :)on having your poem Featured on the Soups Home Page.... enjoy your coming week. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 6:34:00 AM
    Wasn't sure what to make of it at first glance; but you could not have added any more meaning and emotion than this carried. It was beautiful Walter. I respectfully suggest a simple paragraph break just to pull more readers in; but I am very glad I stop to read it. These are not accolades I give easily; this is beautiful Walter.

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 10:55:00 PM
    STUPENDOUS WRITE!!! I enjoyed this much.You truly have writing skills......Elliott.....

    Williams Avatar Walter Williams
    Date: 5/3/2012 3:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    As always, I have to thank you very much Elliot...You're too kind
  1. Date: 4/30/2012 11:01:00 AM
    Hey, at first glance it looks like prose bt it is most definitely not! Nice work Walter!

    Williams Avatar Walter Williams
    Date: 4/30/2012 11:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Vicky.....Very kind........ Walter
  1. Date: 4/27/2012 2:45:00 PM
    Walter, welcome--beautiful poetic thoughts and images.

    Williams Avatar Walter Williams
    Date: 4/27/2012 5:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Craig. I appreciate the kind words. Walter