SOULLESS

Daily Prompt: Fifteen Minutes

You have 15 minutes to address the whole world live (on television or radio — choose your format). What would you say?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us THE BIG MOMENT.

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Silence

Within
A pregnant hush
Like a cave filled slowly
With trickling water
And just about to burst

Outside
The silence of a whale’s breath held
Awaiting the sea’s surface
To exhale a volcano
That hurls everything skywards

Then my name is called
The chosen one
And the blowhole explodes
With the sound of a thousand hands clapping
And a deafening applause

And me
I am stupefied

I am still silent inside
Too silent
My cave’s still filling with water
And when it brims over
My walls do not explode
Like I thought they would

They bleed

 The big moment is here
My big moment
The world’s at my feet
Just the way I once wanted it

And all gold
That people die for
Has my very name engraved on it

But no
I don’t see that

Through the golden surface
I see me inside out

I see too much of my self
My darkness

A black soul
That forever mourns
Things lost
That will never return

Instead of the rare bird I hold in one hand
I see the ones that have died before
Never again to be seen

Instead of celebrating the victory after the war
I am still anguished, by the thousands
That bled dry on the battlefield

The world substitutes every defeat
With a new win
Then moves on

Every pain has a gain

But for me
All loses are too great
To celebrate any one victory

And in this big moment
Still mourning the things I have lost
To get what I now hold
As the ultimate trophy
I wonder

What’s the point of all this?

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. crookedeyebrows says:

    Mesmerized ………… Thanks

    1. hellenmasido says:

      Thanks too for reading and commenting 🙂

  2. What a clever way to use this prompt Helen.

    1. hellenmasido says:

      Thanks! 🙂 Am not a huge fan of speeches so the 15 minute thing was out! The poem was a way to purge an old emotion I had- which I didnt realize I still have! :-/

        1. hellenmasido says:

          Yep! Works every single time 🙂

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