Chris G. Vaillancourt

(April 5,1959 / Canada)

Clouds


There are always shadows in the clouds
Startled pictures of places never shown.
Arches that sputter bravely
.................against the yellow of the sun.
There are always people in the clouds.
Strange visions of things to do tomorrow.
...........................Today is not a memory
............................for today is ignored
.........................in place of apparitions.

A man talks to the sky from the
.......................security of his deception.
Oddly, he touches himself
..........................in a pantomime
.................................of masturbation.

His vivid intellect shows
..........................the fogginess
..............................he believes in.

And he whispers,

so afraid someone might hear him.

There are always dreamers in the clouds.
Eyes wide open, mind fast asleep.
Grinding chains of self oppression
.....................that assert themselves like
..........................icicles from a forgotten
..................................ab andoned building.
There are always clouds in the clouds.
....................Levels of fog that have drifted
................... like soot from a coal-mine.

And he whispers,

so afraid someone might hear him.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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  • Ramesh Rai (5/7/2014 6:40:00 PM)

    Clouds and moon have always been inspirations for the poet. But here clouds within clouds makes a broad and deep meaning. In short i can say only a great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Marco Angelo (4/13/2014 2:46:00 AM)

    Clouds...i like this work deeply. because it reminds me my poem called look at the eyes of clouds..(but my theme is different :)
    i believe that there are meanings and dreams laying in clouds. we have to catch them up.
    nice one. (Report) Reply

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