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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..........

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 2/27/2016 4:03:00 AM
Greetings Robert. Congrats for having your work featured in the Poetry Soup homepage!!! ;-)
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Date: 2/24/2016 10:32:00 AM
You have powerful images in your write. I would only suggest line breaks, this was a pleasure to read.
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Date: 12/19/2015 7:06:00 PM
WALTER:) Congratulations on having your poem featured on the soups Home Page. I'm also sending an early Christmas Message with Hugs. May you have a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year.. Good luck in all you do, just in case I don't stop a second time before the 2015 ends ~SKAT LOVE~
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Date: 8/8/2015 7:03:00 AM
Congrats for having your work featured in PS home page Walter!
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Date: 8/7/2015 2:08:00 PM
WALTER.. Your fabulous write is featured this week on the Soup homepage.. Huge congrats and the tip of my hat! -LYRIC
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Date: 8/4/2015 8:59:00 PM
Walter, WOW... THIS IS THE SECOND TIME THIS POEM IS FEATURED.... SKAT
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Date: 6/5/2015 2:02:00 AM
Hi WALTER.. Just a quick note to congratulate you for having this impressive write featured on Soup's home page. Blessings and keep writing wonderful works! -LM
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Date: 6/2/2015 11:23:00 PM
WALTER, Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. SKAT love
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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
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Date: 5/2/2012 10:55:00 PM
STUPENDOUS WRITE!!! I enjoyed this much.You truly have writing skills......Elliott.....
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Walter Williams
Date: 5/3/2012 3:01:00 AM
As always, I have to thank you very much Elliot...You're too kind
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!
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Walter Williams
Date: 4/30/2012 11:11:00 AM
Thank you so much Vicky.....Very kind........ Walter