............. A Book I Read Said It Could Happen To Me

Unlike the tempest or the spinning whirlpool
small bits of my mind float away.
Has it been to long my wit, lost word's I heard.
Dwelling alone my eye's are filled with tears.
Hurry help me place the leaf back on the tree.
I've seen the numb who cut to feel again.
I look through them now to see the other side.
Dimmer is a world where no one loves to sing.
Doomed to wander witnessed through your dream's
If I have lost all love then quicken me.

by James McLain

Comments (3)

the first line reminds me of a short story i read this year by Edgar Allan Poe [1809-1849, RIP]. what WAS the title? i'll cheat and Google it. ha ha. well, i thought of the last word of the title before i cheated: A Descent into the Maelström. [a whirlpool; a BIG ONE] green seems an appropriate topic considering the reference to a leaf. hee-hee if i could catch the damn leaf, i certainly would try to help ya. many years ago i befriended (through a volunteer agency) a young mental patient, Ted, who had cut-scars on his wrists. i believe he said he cut himself when 'voices' told him to cut himself. ; ( Dimmer is a world where no one loves to sing...........i'll agree with you, unless it is MY singing we are talking about! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If I have lost all love then quicken me..............are you sure you don't mean kill me? really. but you know better than i do. in church i used to hear the quick and the dead, so because of that AND the second definition, below, i think quicken' means to spring to life; become animated. OK, I GUESS that fits the poem just as well, but in a very different way. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - from Google: quick·en ˈkwikən/ verb verb: quicken; 3rd person present: quickens; past tense: quickened; past participle: quickened; gerund or present participle: quickening 1. make or become faster or quicker. she quickened her pace, desperate to escape synonyms: speed up, accelerate, step up, hasten, hurry (up) she quickened her pace 2. spring to life; become animated. her interest quickened synonyms: stimulate, excite, arouse, rouse, stir up, activate, galvanize, whet, inspire, kindle; invigorate, revive, revitalize the film quickened his interest in nature stimulate. the coroner's words suddenly quickened his own memories give or restore life to. on the third day after his death the human body of Jesus was quickened by the Spirit archaic (of a woman) reach a stage in pregnancy when movements of the fetus can be felt. archaic (of a fetus) begin to show signs of life. archaic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - this poem is going as is (for now at least) (with some 'typos' i think) into Section B of my/our October 'a showcase for PH poets', on my PH site. thanks. bri :)
Articulate writing...words flow like raindrops.....10++++
Small bits of mind float away. Dwelling eyes carry tear. Green scene is wonderful. Having loss of love and gaining love both are in parallel mood. Amazing poem this is.10