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The Return

The quiet, at the beginning
Is suddenly disrupted by a rush
Of light and sound
Chaos and confusion
Drive and dominion takes course
Lack of experience and insight the source
Accelerating away from the initial calm of what once was

The quiet in the midst
Is burdened by the distraction and discord
By need and necessity
Other wills and other ways
Light and sound now complicate
Deeds and desires resonate
Increasing the distance and diminishing the importance of what once was

The quiet before the end
Now lost from time, tide and total disregard
Dark and delusional
Where all that remains removed
Is coloured and consumed
Life and longing to the acknowledgement of what once was

The quiet in the beyond

Copyright © Christian Collins | Year Posted 2008


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  1. Date: 12/11/2009 12:27:00 PM

    One to ponder, reread and enjoy!! Hope you have a wonderful holiday Christian and that 2010 is a great year for you and yours!!
  1. Date: 11/21/2009 12:32:00 PM

    I liked the rhythm in this piece, Christian. Good to see that you are still posting! Hugs, Donna
  1. Date: 11/16/2009 3:02:00 AM

    Excellently written work. I loved the ending. Making it one of my favorites. A. W. Nutter www.freewebs.com/abcedit
  1. Date: 12/8/2008 11:21:00 AM

    Dear Christian - A haunting and visceral poem yet, poignantly penned. The reader can feels the writer's angst, reflections and deep emotions. Hope all is well with you. Wanted to stop by and wish you and your loved ones a Happy & Blessed Holiday season. Peace and happiness always, John