Aria Siren


A Prayer


Thick skinned hands peeling like potatoes
If I...
Pull them back
Slowly remove these layers
Of dirty skin
Smelling of earth and rain and sage
I find the sin
The damp unlit room
Covered over by palms tight
Clasped in the middle
Hidden in the folds
Of those hands

Submitted: Thursday, September 06, 2012
Edited: Friday, September 07, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A challenge from another poet to base a poem around something simple and unpoetic: a potato. The whole poem stemmed from that first line.

Comments about this poem (A Prayer by Aria Siren )

  • Rookie - 104 Points Yash Shinde (3/23/2014 11:55:00 PM)

    ...amen, may this beautiful prayer of your cleanse us of all our sins... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Owain Glyn (5/19/2013 2:04:00 PM)

    A clever use of image to reveal an essence we all share. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,851 Points Patricia Grantham (3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM)

    This s a very heart warming poem. I can truly say an Amen! to this piece of work.
    Short but well penned. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 13 Points Yuliy Valenko (2/19/2013 9:40:00 AM)

    The poem tends to bend towards the consiousness of the Spirit of grace in you? With the body, old and experienced in a warm life of mercy. Rough but not bitter, even a cooked potato.. haha! (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]