save the saddened souls and lay refulgent on the floor
curse the savage gods who deny succour to the poor
laugh away the hours till the darkness strikes again
hide your sordid secrets in the multitudes of men

never would be soon enough for this to come to light
arm yourself with anything you’re heading for a fight
later when the punishment precedes the vicious crime
search for hidden meanings in the reason and the rhyme

genuine regret may be found in the strangest place
try to wipe the sickly grimace off your sweating face
tenderly I come to you and lay my feelings down
as I place upon your head the lucky loser’s crown

the light that shone out earlier will never more be seen
the past that we’d agreed on might never now have been
and tricky as the concept is at last the truth seems clear
without the death of millions none of us would be here

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  1. damommza

     /  January 27, 2013

    Four stanzas that stand alone yet each of them are part of a larger story and told in chronological order. The last stanza is really the end of the story and although there is no direct connection between each, there is a storyline that flows. I love the ending the best!

    • Thanks πŸ˜€ The first three lines were written several days ago and, though I liked them, I had no idea where they were going. So I went and looked at them several times, and made a couple of abortive attempts to build on them, until today when things clicked, As for what it means, I don’t know, it just felt right πŸ˜€

  2. icanhasanimlols

     /  January 28, 2013

    You made me look up another word again. Thanks! I will have to rumanate (sorry) on this one awhile but it has hooked me.

    • If, as I assume, you mean “refulgent”, that was the way the line came to me, and I could not see any pressing need to change it πŸ˜€ and light did become a mini-theme running through the poem πŸ˜€


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