Sunday, April 22, 2018

Remnant

"One can live without having survived." Carolyn Forche


Supplicating among them
unobserved
wallowing on concrete
who will see her
anyone?

Hunger eats the heart out
thirst fogs the brain
life a remnant

Scorn drips from 
a hundred feet
shod in ignorance

Apathetic to pain
she drifts out
and away

leaving them behind





Ellecee




Inspired by today's prompt from

imaginary garden with real toads

for

10 comments:

  1. Verse 3 is my favourite. This poem is truly heartfbeaking
    Happy Sunday LC

    much­čî╝love

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  2. How i admire the line "Scorn drips from a hundred feet shod in ignorance."

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  3. So often those in pain are ignored... I think often it doesn't take much.

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  4. This is so poignant!! The image of one living on un-noticed breaks my heart.

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  5. Oh, this is so painful, yet brilliantly written. Thanks for taking part in the prompt.

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  6. Empathy is seriously lacking today. Love this: Scorn drips from a hundred feet shod in ignorance.....

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  7. Truly heartbreaking, so very well written. Scorn drips from a hundred feet shod in ignorance.....so very true nowadays.

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  8. This is who we are now collectively sadly. People in trouble/difficulty are invisible. Powerful poem.

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