David Lacey

Rookie - 224 Points (2/3/87 / Middlesbrough)

Shake The Eyes - Poem by David Lacey

Too scared even then to shake the eyes back open
Clenching the lids are shut and tightening
The sun has returned, still shining through the biting winds
For the coast is close and sand in air is carrying the death
Of far off mythic mountains skimmed across the waves.

The sky at this the time of sinking, so deep the turquoise
So blood the moon is dripping, and time forever skipping the surface
Beating black and blue the face of all forgiving
The children are crying, can you hear them? Tell a story,
They shall surely sleep

We are empty here, empty headed vessels of consuming
And the society we hold so dear, is propagating lies at our expense.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Shake The Eyes by David Lacey

There is no comment submitted by members..

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?

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 11, 2013

[Hata Bildir]