May 18, 2006

"To My Core"

Something about the zig-zagging course
Of a bolt of electrifying light
In the expanse of the night
Astounds my soul.

Something about the reverberating clap
Of ominous, Zeus-like hands,
Thundering anger in response,
Roots me in rapt wonder
To the mere inches of ground
My humble feet claim.

Something about the proud
Roar of a conquering lion
Drives such a feeling of insignificance
Into my heart
That I feel ashamed to watch
His proud prowl
Across the sandy, rolling grass of the dark continent.

Something about the heart-wrenching wails
Of the great blue fishes,
Buried in the watery expanse,
Crying for another
To soften its solitary existence,
Makes me listen as I have never listened before.

Something about the way
You speak to me
As you try to
Share your deep, inexpressible love
Shakes me to my core.

2 comments:

Scribbley said...

Very nice. Its been awhile since you put a poem on here. I like the shifting images, like surfing through television channels.

AFamousStatue said...

Hmm, it wasn't supposed to be like tv surfing...but whatever works, I guess.
Yeah, this is the first poem I have written in at least two weeks. It is definitely not up to my usual standards but I just needed to write something so I don't get rusty.