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Embers of Time

Embers of Time

In silence I lie in endless darkness,
all those memories now turned to embers.
Alone I tremble at my life’s starkness,
as my room becomes a torture chamber

Entangled in the cobwebs of my mind,
I slither like a snake in search of light.
My vision projector backwards I wind,
reminiscing the times when I had sight.

I hear the snaps and whips of that last flame,
as I strum the guitar I hear you sing,
again those cinders leap and my face maim
your shrill screams repeat and return the sting.

My wish for you to have a better life,
the disputes to and fro are now flashes.
I pray to lessen the heartaches and strife, 
still the embers glow, not turned to ashes.

A freak accident when a bonfire on the beach
exploded and blinded a friend of mine at age 18. 
Later discovered that a firework was the cause.

Written By: Ronald Zammit
Dated: 22.04.14
Contest: Embers of Time
Sponsor: Gail Angel Doyle



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  1. Date: 4/24/2014 6:25:00 AM

    Oh such sadness, such a terrible thing to happen to one so young Well written Ronald....Peter
  1. Date: 4/24/2014 4:51:00 AM

    what a tragic event and at such a young age Ronald wonderful write hugs
  1. Date: 4/23/2014 10:28:00 AM

    smells of danger but written beautifully by your fine hands, ronald... incredible as always.. huggs
  1. Date: 4/22/2014 9:52:00 PM

    Such a sad event to put to paper. Hopefully the writing will soothe your painful memories of it and cause people think ahead of what silly stunts can invoke. well-written, Ronald. Thank you for the comment on Reshaping the Plea; you are kind to rank it higher than the judge. It was a theme borrowed from the Bible, paraphrased in poetry. Dr. Ram is a great host. and I am pleased with the placement. Have a great day.
  1. Date: 4/22/2014 9:00:00 AM

    A horrible is just one big "crap shoot"..nice poem and one that makes you think. BG