Secrets Nature Keeps

Merged intertwined solid;

words reserved for a soul

that beneath bleeds under

skin where I’ve no control.

I’ve thought this all before,

a soul and the body’s door

that exist ever so to wrench

even the strong to the floor.

Come see it is not so trite

nanoseconds pass unnoticed.

Time it binds us so near but

we listen not to other voices.

Ones that tell of unity behold

the old how little they know

of our adolescence’s disdain

for politics that bring so low.

The battles a Western World

mean nothing to napalm babes

that born not in tall structures

found themselves as but slaves.

Rhetoric induced fancies flow

in our synaptic intellectuals;

all while children walk streets

for food in trash receptacles.

Broken society bleeds no logic

for the broken souls that bleed.

The narrow vision of a society

bringing the weak unto a knee.

Crash we do as if great thunder

noise in boughs babes do weep

in those alleys eyes don’t see

are a vile secret nature it keeps.

Fill us with love songs to dance

in these halls of wretched tones.

What one dreams of in luxury

are not what most do call home.

Dash me in gold for I am blue

at such nightmares I do dream.

I search the depths of me for

to spread in despair’s streams.

I shall dream of love and tender

notions to spread upon a page.

When the reality my nature keeps

is full of anger, sadness and rage.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. kristianw84 says:

    You have a wonderful gift of inflicting deep emotions on your readers. Well, this reader at least. Such powerful poetry, Jared.


    1. I turn on the television and see nothing but pain and anguish on the news. It is so disturbing to me some things I see. I think people need to remember love and innocence more now than ever. I literally cry out loud at some of the things I see.

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      1. kristianw84 says:

        I feel you. I have literally had to pull my car over on the side of the road because I can’t help but cry over all of the violence and hatred that this world is full of. I completely agree with you, love is the only thing that can drive out hate. I hope you find something that makes you smile.

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  2. Powerful words…the ending was touching to me!

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  3. Susi Bocks says:

    Wow, Jared! That image sets the stage and that first stanza just blew me away. It’s gorgeous!

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      1. Susi Bocks says:

        You are so welcome! I love it when I come across a piece that grabs me like this. 🙂

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