Ink In The Wind

Graceful discord beckons
art to fill a chasm of black.
Upon this chest I express
the talents of that I lack.
Yet the words I use make
sense to me in this place.
Where tyrants care not of
art or what words do grace.
I am just a man I’ll die too.
The grave is where I’ll behave
but before I reach it I want
my emotion to love crave.
In so many words I can
say I love you my friend.
In this whirlwind of sin
I construct my world again.
To the end I take some ink
I throw it down on the page.
Showing the war between
good sense and me that I wage.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Lucy says:

    This is so beautiful and poignant. I really enjoyed/resonated with these lines the most:

    “I am just a man I’ll die too.
    The grave is where I’ll behave
    but before I reach it I want
    my emotion to love crave.
    In so many words I can
    say I love you my friend.”

    So captivating and I feel it sums up the quality of humans. How we contribute to destruction and demise, we really only rest and have peace in the grave. But, we also want to find love while we are alive and let the people close to us know that we love them too. I think the final two lines say it all in this piece, bringing the point home and to a neat close. Such beautiful poetry, I always enjoy reading your work!

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    1. J.Michael says:

      Thank you Lucy. That is so kind of you to say. I don’t know much about writing in general but the capacity we have to create something beautiful is something that if we can share we should. I know I love reading your words and everybody else’s. During this short life we can share something beautiful between ourselves instead of being so hateful amongst ourselves at times as human beings.

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  2. kristianw84 says:

    You know I love everything you write, but extra kudos on this one, Jared! 😍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. J.Michael says:

      Thank you Kristian! Many thanks and love. ❤🖤❤🖤

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Harley Reborn says:

    Love this

    Liked by 2 people

    1. J.Michael says:

      Thank you Harley. 😁

      Liked by 2 people

  4. Secrets says:

    J-Bird, this is amazing my friend 👏👏👏

    Liked by 3 people

    1. J.Michael says:

      Thank you Bree. 😊😊

      Liked by 2 people

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