Lest We Wake The SLeeping Child

April 15, 2010
By Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.


When quite sleep and sound aloft,
You won’t hear the bombs go off
Your corpse will dry and decompose
Before it has a chance to rot.
While you wait for your wounds to heal
All of your scabs will begin to peel,
And scorch under a sun that haunts you
While you try to pretend this isn’t real.
Among oak trees you see yourself tall
Always condescending and looking down.
Battered bruised and beaten down.
Tell me how tall are you now?
Who have you been seeking out
Who will save you when this begins
Where were you hiding when this started
And where will you go once this ends.
How on earth will you start anew
And who will you go running to
Who is going to build you up
When none of your roots pull through.
What you need is a place to sleep,
To recoup and shake this off.
Perhaps you can stay with me,
While you recoup and shake this off.
I know you’ve been through a lot.
Your soul is wretched and withered.
All your life you’ve been a boiling pot.
Remove the top and let it simmer.
Wipe that pale face from your face
Because my place is your new place
Now remove your ears and turn them off
So you wont hear the bombs go off.



Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 63 comments.


Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Sep. 25 2011 at 5:10 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

(giggle) :)

. said...
on Sep. 25 2011 at 3:30 pm
Said the girl who couldnt relate

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Sep. 24 2011 at 4:29 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Oh. I actually like the poem with my interpretation better. I like it a different way than you do, it's what happens to artists. :)

on Sep. 22 2011 at 11:42 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

I apologize for that. the bomb symbolizes something goingwrong in the relationship

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 2 2011 at 11:52 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

A relationship? Seriously? As I was reading this poem, I kept seeing an image of a child in Afghanistan sleeping while bombs were going off. 

on Aug. 2 2011 at 10:40 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

well, its actually about a failed relationship but, okay.

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 2 2011 at 3:24 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

It's extremely depressing thinking about this happen to a child...

on Aug. 19 2010 at 11:51 am
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

okay dreamy weamy

on Aug. 19 2010 at 10:39 am
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

Humor is often funny.

on Aug. 18 2010 at 5:11 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

oh, no, i thought that was hilarious.

on Aug. 17 2010 at 10:13 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

There's also this word "humor" or "joking" ....

on Aug. 17 2010 at 1:54 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

hmmm... insignificant squalor....well, how about that......yep, that was monkey......

on Aug. 16 2010 at 11:42 am
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

Don't  mock me, I cannot be mocked!  I refuse to be deterred by your insignificant squalor of italicized mocking! 

on Aug. 15 2010 at 2:30 pm
pinkypromise23 PLATINUM, Cranston, Rhode Island
30 articles 0 photos 414 comments

Favorite Quote:
i know that you believe you understand what you think i said, but im not sure you realize that what you heard is not what i meant.

i noticed you ask that alot...but i looked for stormhawks and could not find it.

on Aug. 14 2010 at 3:58 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

yes, unfortunately, the unexpected is to be expected...(mock)

on Aug. 14 2010 at 2:34 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

Yes, unfortunately, the unexpected is to be expected...

on Aug. 12 2010 at 6:07 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

i suppose i should expect the unexpected.

on Aug. 12 2010 at 3:17 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

I know, I'm so predictable...

on Aug. 11 2010 at 10:31 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

i should've expected that.

on Aug. 11 2010 at 10:17 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

Poor roses...I love roses.  If I live where I want, I'll have roses growing all over my house...


SciArc

MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!