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Poem: Solace

Updated on September 5, 2011

Solace is the word

Solace is the way…

Feelings succumb to numbness

As elbows hold steadfast

Upon the gray, gaping

Grains of old Oak

These flamed, furrowed faces

Speak silently of loss

and displacement

As a lost soul seeks subtle grace

Somewhere within the rustic

Gleam and the Smokey taste

Of the poet’s wine

Measured are the heartfelt tears

That guise as waves crashing

Upon the coastal rocks

Of an elixir sea

With the backward tilt of a head

Elusive goodness

Perilously, pours poverty

Into a soul

Solace is the word

Solace is the way

© Niall Markey 2010


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      niallmarkey 5 years ago from New York

      Thank you again, ahorseback. I started writing this poem in a bar one evening. I was really surprised by its unfolding.

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      ahorseback 6 years ago

      I like this and it takes me places!....:-}