Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fissure



We pray with hands 
in pistol formation; 
this is the fading, 
of wisdom. 


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26 comments:

Eric (Bubba) Alder said...

Brilliant piece, Anthony! As brief as a gun shot and just as powerful!

Brian Miller said...

dang bro.....praying with our pistols pointed...def is far from wisdom...

Claudia said...

ugh..the fading of wisdom indeed...guns don't solve problems..ugh..

ayala said...

Yes! so true . Short and brilliant.

Laura said...

you've said so much in your few well chosen words Anthony. Thank you for this.

annotating60 said...

Well and tightly written. >KB

Mary said...

Anythony, you have said so much in your few words. I'm in awe!! Brilliant.

rudyan said...

indeed - a deeper truth than most people would want to face

powerful poem

poemblaze said...

tight and brilliant. many layers in a small space.

emmett wheatfall said...

Oh, Anthony! A gem! Man, you wrote a one stanza poem that is so potent, I just want to scream. You take the metaphor of praying and link it to its antithesis--a gun. Powerful Anthony, powerful. You moved me with this one young poet.

emmett wheatfall said...

Oh, Anthony! A gem! Man, you wrote a one stanza poem that is so potent, I just want to scream. You take the metaphor of praying and link it to its antithesis--a gun. Powerful Anthony, powerful. You moved me with this one young poet.

Björn said...

fading of wisdom... there is indeed a lot of wisdom packed in just a few words...well done

Kathryn said...

Hard hitting wisdom.

Ken Higginson said...

nice. Short and powerful.

Grace said...

Short and sharp as a pistol shot ~

Good to see you Anthony ~

charliezero1 said...

ah! the end of wisdom is the end of humanities own truth.

Perfect!

adamsmurphy said...

Truthful and thought evoking

Katie said...

So much said in just 4 lines of poetry! Absolutely amazing! :-)

Mystic_Mom said...

Truly. Wow. A true BANG piece.

Arron Shilling said...

bringing me to my knees
brother ant, my knees -

increase the peace!

Patricia said...

so much with so little... profound.

grapeling said...

echoing- brilliant ~ M

Cressida de Nova said...

Yes we do!

decumminspoetry said...

Brilliant! Even with so few words, you've said quite a lot here.

Jeff said...

Said with a bang!

Kate Mia said...

Yes! prayer of violence! is not much of a prayer as opposed to God is Love...:)