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Monuments to Space

Updated on January 5, 2012

soundless space

directionless drift

toward the sun and the stars

toward Saturn or Mars

reckless release

of empty debris

we greet as we pass

with a silent wave

we circumnavigate

every heavenly body

we see on the way


My sight deceives me
waking paralysis
frozen as the image leaves
ringing in my ears remains
fades slowly into pitches higher
multiple voices within
all-consuming auditory
willing that I suffer
until my eyes open
into hallucinations
and tingling limbs


Under the passing sky as it moves along its way to the waves,
from the seas, from the shores, as west and east collide
barriers and masses sweep across the landscapes
like surging lines of Earth's armies
wielding heated blades

and frozen shields
charging the lines
with ground zero wills
and subzero hearts


Cry to the sky, the heavens, the clouds

seeking to find, just a sign, scream aloud

for the lights on the canvas above to redeem you

for the mouths of the gods to smile upon you

as you gaze on the sights on high all around you

standing in awe of the artistry surrounding

breathing air, breathing cold, inhaling creation

all while caught up in Earth's final rotation

© copyright Ben D.A 2011


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    • BeyondMax profile image

      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Everlasting journey, weightless existence, forever mystery... Fascinating!

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Ben. I hope you enjoyed your holidays!

      I like the beginning and the end better. The middle was a bit "cold" as if you were dying. I got the imagery that your were floating outer-space and then came back to earth and the back to space again.

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      "ground zero wills

      and subzero hearts"

      Amazing mental imagery.

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      cr00059n 6 years ago

      These intergalactic photos of nearby solar systems leave me speechless. How perplexing is it to find something that you truly don't know much to anything about. Thanks for a great hub.

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      Sondra 6 years ago from Neverland

      Very ethereal, were you thinking about taking a crazy trip and following an angel when you wrote these poems? They are amazing...I particularly love "reckless release

      of empty debris". Voting up and awesome!