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Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

Spinning In Words Of Pain


There is gathering news from the east
Words fly to me
Pleading me, needing me, seeking me
Hearts are touched
And I realize there is more to me
Than I realize

My pockets are empty
My heart is full
My palms are cold
But please take ahold

All lies in jest
All ties, bounds are broken
In my Anger, in my shame
I twist on my personal cross in pain

Resistance, still I hear what I want to hear
In fear, yes mortal fear
Standing here in the freezing cold
But I am a fighter and I still remain
I am a dancer to words, a skater
Spinning in pain to my lines of rhyme

Submitted: Friday, April 12, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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  • Farah Ilyas (5/25/2013 8:57:00 AM)

    I am a dancer to words, a skater, , , , , , , , , great write, words of poet have a power beyond the limits, too touching & moving poem.great (Report) Reply

  • Sara Fielder (4/25/2013 9:11:00 AM)

    A dance of words that swirl in my head causing one extreme of emotion to another. It's just beautiful Thomas. (Report) Reply

  • Nader Baheri (4/25/2013 7:24:00 AM)

    nothing can prevent human from the goal.the way may be tortuous but the real human only concentrate on the end of the line to reach the goal~nb (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (4/24/2013 8:10:00 AM)

    Yes, there is more to you than you realize! A dancer to words, spinning in rhyme! Great write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (4/21/2013 6:13:00 AM)

    A really moving write with such emotion. I too am a fighter gaining rewards along the way. Thank you for this. (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (4/18/2013 12:31:00 PM)

    Words are all we poets have in our armoury and words can make or break a person. A good write (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes (4/17/2013 11:52:00 AM)

    Beautifully poetic and such written passion an extraordinary poem and such fear but there is redeemtion here too Thanks for sharing BB: O) (Report) Reply

  • Karen Sinclair (4/15/2013 12:44:00 AM)

    Beautifully poetic and described with so much (as I see it) written passion. Naturally placed. Some could spend their whole lives trying to come up with such beautiful wording which is powerful yet imaginative
    And I realize there is more to me.... Than I realise. So lovely. Tyvm (Report) Reply

  • Poetheart Morgan (4/14/2013 4:59:00 PM)

    So poignant, so full of emotion an reality. Another master piece. That is the better way to hear what we want. Belíssimo. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (4/14/2013 7:15:00 AM)

    There's always more to learn about ourselves - realizations that sometimes surprise us. A torrent of feeling in this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (4/13/2013 9:14:00 PM)

    Stupendous poem Sir! None can subdue your talent, either twisted words or tricky tongue! Kudos. (Report) Reply

  • Titi Dale (4/13/2013 7:28:00 PM)

    Extraordinary poem :) brilliant! I can just see you spinning to the rhythm of this poem and falling over... Keep writing!

    Titi (Report) Reply

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