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My Window Shattered to Sand

Updated on October 19, 2014
Lucian Freud, self- portrait
Lucian Freud, self- portrait
Goodbye's welcomed arms
Goodbye's welcomed arms
Dressed for what?
Dressed for what?
Life can defeat one
Life can defeat one
A moment. A wink
A moment. A wink

His pain is finally captured

Shattered, sandy, creeping shame devours the innocent maim

Sitting at gaze through my cracked, dingy window pane

I gasp at her silken lace dragging the sand—watching her blood ooze with muted lips

Is she moving? Where does this dawn light nightmare hymnal lead?

One moment, for wink at time, she turned, I looked, a fading, eating what “I” had dreamed

She spoke, I smiled, and laid my slumbering raven lay down

Unguarded, unnoticed, unwanted yesterday—and that, would boil my memories if . . .

The nameless, goddess- woman with strange ghost’s eyelash cursing my time so slow

Too old, too sick, and with my sand castles in dreamy fog

That was my shattering, mind battering, my ugliness was secrets she told

My walk was bondage to her crying tale

A prayer, a play, crawling with a butterfly wing through Hell

A brunette, she kissed the mocking bloody snow—true as Pharoah’s singed heel ran slow

Glaring redhead’s eyes—seizing, frosty veil to my touch, no rest onto her ground

I told her of love, worship, and “that” one room of her soul to walk

Where dreams are solid and notions are all silent, understood talk

We measured time, risk, and life in solitude thimble

Thinking, ahhh, thinking, we stood as gods, yes, gods, to her pitied lips

Taking her hand—suddenly the moment, and long the content

Walking to run from damsel pure

Why vanish ye’ from misty dawns?

Why ye’ use me like ye’ use your pawns?

We loved and grasped ghostly passions untold.

United, equal to sun’s vengeful face

My shattered sand lies like my heartbeats quietly

Hands quiver to hold one hair, one twinkle fair

One sigh, wink, said ghastly goodbye

The lone, the dead, the sorrowful . . . .



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    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Gypsy Rose Lee,

      Thank you, my Dear sweet friend. I mean that sincerely.

      You have the gift of touching my heart without typing 500 words.

      Love, Kenneth

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So very deep, sad and expressive.

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      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, sheilamyers,

      You are so sweet to say this. I am capable of blushing. I am doing that right now.

      Thank you for your sentiments and I will always treasure what you And Everyone has said to me tonight: Oct. 22, 2014.

      May God bless your every moment.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama


      And where have you been? This is so nice, talking to my first followers and my newest followers. Thank you for what you said. It shall always bless me.

      And God bless you for sharing.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama


      Hey, where have you been for so long? I have missed you. Thanks for the visit and sweet comment. All of you have really made my day/night.

      I am telling you the Gospel truth. God bless you and all on this hub.

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      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama


      I am humbled by your remarks. I am sorry. I thought that you knew that I love Abstract/Prose poetry. This style of poetry speaks deeper to me than the regular prose.

      I appreciate you very much. God bless your life richly.

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      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Jodah,

      Thank you for the comment and yes, I am headed that way.

      I am sure that I will enjoy it so much.

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      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama


      Thanks so much, dear friend. God smile on you.

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      4 years ago from Hawaii

      That was intensely emotional, Kenneth. Five stars!

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      4 years ago

      Awesome job! I do love reading your poetry.

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      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Such poignant piece Mr. Avery! Great images.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Wow, Kenneth, I didn't know you wrote poetry, either. This is so wonderful. So sad and powerful.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Kenneth, I didn't know you write poetry. This is deep and haunting. I enjoyed it immensely!

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This is a wonderful but sorrowful poem Kenneth. I can feel the sadness. I love it when you write a poem, well done. Voted up.

      p.s. awhile ago on your Big Foot hub you recommended I wrote an article about Australia's weird and mythical creatures. I have done that "Australian Creatures of Myth and Folklore". Hope you check it out.


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