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Poets of the Falls

Updated on August 12, 2011

Fingertips that wish to touch again the other side of the sky that can't be reached tonight offering to you a poem that floats in the night sky ~Versailles

This is one crazy poem and i hope people can read past the words the facade and find the desire within the unsettling soul, and understand. A friend of mine on facebook once wrote:

A 15 year old girl holds hands with her 1 year old son. People call her a slut. No one knows she was raped at 13. People call another guy fat. No one knows he has a serious disease causing him to be over weight. People call an old man ugly. No one knew he had a serious injury to his face while fighting for our country in the war. Never judge harshly on appearance . You never know what it's hiding until you scratch a little deeper.

Poets of the Fall

His world crumbles out of fear

In a world drenched with nothing but tear

The endless tears in his eyes speak about throbbing

And I watch him from the mirrors of shadows sobbing

Never blaming fate for his misery he held his pain in silence

And now only his words stand as living proof for his pain as witness

The dance of the shadows gives birth to the poets of the fall

Born out of loneliness a heart breaks, though it swore to stand tall

Betrayed by the world that claims his pain its nutrition

Living in shadows cast by isolation and self-mutilation

Words drowned in forsaken tears under the dying flame

And yet for the pain the world is one to blame

He had the world in one hand, and nothing in the other

And life decided to isolate him from the world and smother

And he was the ship’s anchor

The breathless soul that sinks to let the ship break to the surface

Lapsing into the merciless dark sea in bleakness that was merciless

And into the night he carried his destiny, the forsaken boulder

On his back, he crawled until he could no more any further

Yet he never cried until now, watching his world turn to debris

And he decided to take the final stand to set his restless soul free

So tell me after the last petal of the Sakura tree crashes to the floor

Who will tend to the wounds of the broken poets, wounds that sore

Scramble on the floor, the present was just a dream

And now the sun’s rays of light die beam after beam

And after everything falls apart for the poet, what does tomorrow hold,

For those rewarded with hate for their words instead of gold

Resting on the floor are the ashes of a star barely breathing

And poetry’s token has turned into self-induced poisoning

Silence, before the final raid

Rest assure this pain will fade

Do I even what to know the price you have paid

And the sorrowful soul of yours you had to trade ?

In the tormenting silence of the darkness

You pretend to find peace within the madness

The divine has tested you up to a threshold

And in the final words of the power you find a stronghold

I hear the heart in tormenting pain sigh

And yet I don’t understand why

The poet crumbles burning in raging fires broken

With the his last will written with his own blood unspoken

The street silent and deadly makes poetry that people never heard

And the cage finally breaks letting go of the bird whose words were unheard

In the darkness that settles on your chest you crumble

And with the weight of the world you stumble

You claim the knife to be the road to peace

And finally the light you are able to seize

~sakura tree= cherry tree


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    • Uriel profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Lebanon

      jadedLOve, i do appreciate your kind words :D And the fact that you see poetry to be free from all the constraints set by language or human mind is something i really appreciate:D

      Thank you so much for stopping by:D


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      7 years ago

      I find so much passion in the story you wrote in poetic scene so intense and beautiful. I love your words. Voted up and beautiful.

    • Uriel profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Lebanon

      Thank you Vinaya, perhaps you are one of the few people who try to see the underlying meanings in those trivial words. Thank you so much!!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Explanation about the sad images in the beginning makes the reader imbibe what to expect next. Poetry is wonderfully narrated. It comes straight from your heart into my mind. The verse have deep underlying meanings. Great work.

    • Uriel profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Lebanon

      jenubouka, thank you for the compliment, rest assure that i will check your hubs!! Glad you liked it :D:D:D

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      7 years ago

      A new fan... just signed on to the site a week ago. In reviewing your poems, you got some talent girl... When I start posting hubs I would love for your feedback, but until then I will enjoy your raw reality on this fatal world

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      Nikki Wicked 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      yeah i think u forgot to mention that lol. yea they are a really good band. i found them back when i used to be on myspace all the time rather than facebook lol and im pretty sure ive heard war not sure about the other one but i definitely like a few of there other songs too.

    • Uriel profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Lebanon

      gulnazahmad, indeed that is what i tried to portray in the poem thank you so much for commenting :D::D and i really appreciate your support :D:D Glad you liked it :D::D

      NIKIII!!!!!!! I forgot to mention that the poem was inspired by the BAND !!! did I forget to do that??????? God i think i love that band, NOt so metalish but every song has a deeper meaning!! I totally got addicted to the band thanks to my sister:D:D Those two songs you suggested are one of my favorites:D:D BUT I TOTALLY LOVE "WAR" and 15 minute flame!!

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      Nikki Wicked 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      voted up and awesome! this is like my favorite by you. Really powerful and passionate. Did you know that Poets of the Fall is a band? check out their song carnival of rust and roses, those are my fave songs by them and carnival of rust kinda relates to your poem here. i think you should put the video on your hub. just a suggestion. its a really good song. check it out and let me know what you think.

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      7 years ago from Pakistan

      one word "fantastic" from beginning till end, loved it because it expresses life's hidden realities which we do not want to discuss or bring into light. voted up!

    • Uriel profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Lebanon

      Mr Fox, thank you for your comment and stopping by :D i always appreciate your support :D:D

      @Reynold :D Thank you so much. And i read the hub of yours and i really loved it. The message engraved within was what we need!!! Voted up !!! Thank you and glad to be a fan :D:D

      @ubanichijioke: Thank you for the compliment :D can't wait to read some of your hubs :D:D

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      7 years ago from Lagos

      You create vivid imagery with your words and tell explicitly life's many hidden truth. You ve a penchant for success and have used your immense talent to tell of life's realities. I applaud your determination

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      Reynold Jay 

      7 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Brilliant--a true work of art!

      Keep up the great HUBS. I must give this an “Up ONE and beautiful.” I'm always your fan! RJ

      Based upon this HUB, you might enjoy…

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      Mr Fox 

      7 years ago from Vancouver, WA

      Brilliantly written.


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