Saturday 16 April 2016

Those Final Moments (April 16, 2016)

Empty words
From a hollowed out

Its best before date
For human interaction.

Who has seen
Too much violence
For a lifetime.

Through life
Like a zombie.

Just seeking
That final moment
Of true peace.

Where pain ends
And the flashbacks

Before taking
That final breathe
Of good-bye.

The troubled soul
Has found absolution.

Therisa © 2016

Author's note: Just something that emerged, as I wrote it.


Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love it when the words lead the way, perhaps when we are writing with our deeper selves. I well know that search for peace, and hope the narrator finds it decades before that final breath. Beautifully penned.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Where pain ends
And the flashbacks

Beautifully poignant..!

Unknown said...

Very strong, very painful indeed.

brudberg said...

Sometimes the remains is to have just a future and no past... hope for less of flashbacks...

Susie Clevenger said...

The pain and agony in this is so strong.

Outlawyer said...

It is wonderful when absolution can be found as your poem well describes. Thanks. K.

Ellecee said...

Sometimes living is so tough, we want to comfort this lost soul,,,

Debi Swim said...

a hollowed out
Its best before date..... so powerful

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

A nice progression from pain to peace.

C.C. said...

That second stanza is such a unique representation of feeling....never heard it voiced quite that way before and I appreciate that's authentic and unusual but really hits as relatable.

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