Anthem

For a long time
she buried her songs
ground deep in marrow
hummed low behind her story
painted soft into dusk
but then her addiction to
sorrow grew too heavy
and her blood gasped
for breath and she burst
loose, found herself
broken open
like eggshells
staggering with
pain and hope and some
-thing else,
something deeper,
loud
some small
destiny or
its filtered, ghostly
mate, chance.
With one glance,
she makes
her choice:
sets free
her voice.

 

 

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10 Responses to Anthem

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Prompted by The Sunday Whirl Wordle. To see the words and play along, click here:

    http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/wordle-51/

  2. markwindham says:

    Excellent, loved
    hummed low behind her story
    painted soft into dusk
    but then her addiction to
    sorrow grew too heavy

    This is good for The Mag pic too…hmmm

  3. The only way is through it. Glad she finally broke free šŸ™‚ Great use of the prompt!

  4. meenarose says:

    OMG De… what a release!!! I feel like I know her… She is that inhibited woman we all keep tucked inside for old times sake!.

  5. Mr. Walker says:

    De, I like how she sets free what had been buried. And your lines about destiny and chance – wonderful.

    Richard

  6. JulesPaige says:

    I like that idea of destiny and chance being related. Nice write. – Thanks, De.

  7. Shawna says:

    “her addiction to sorrow grew too heavy” … Tis a real affliction.

  8. For a long time
    she buried her songs
    ground deep in marrow

    Such a deep burying indeed, really feel it in these few well placed words, De! Excellent writing these days, my friend!

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