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There, Among the Ruins
by George M Jackson
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Whew...sure is nice to be back...I missed it here!

He is much more quiet now than before and


If he chooses to smile, it is only a reflex action


That does nothing to convey the darkness behind


It, a means of distraction for any who might take


Notice of his watchful, bloodshot gaze, the mark


Of unrest that haunts those features with a dozen


 


Sleepless nights just another byproduct of what he


Has become since last she hung up on him, receiver


Mashed against an ear filled with spiteful intentions


From a voice turned somehow cruel, leaving echoes


In its wake to linger at the fringes of a void she would


No longer occupy, keeping time with a deadened past


 


He cannot lay to rest, digging up random pieces of her


Fractured whole, star shot images that used to make sense


In the light of reason, they have somehow become nocturnal


Artifacts to be dangled before a troubled inner eye with no


Concept of what it sees, only that it used to be his before she


Took it all back, leaving nothing more to focus on than a


 


Truth he struggles to ignore, desperate wanderer of lost ideals


He seeks his comfort, there, among the ruins of a silent tearstained


Existence some might call regret, he embraces this sorrow in the


Confines of a windswept nightmare known as three a.m. in a place


Only he can see, because it lingers at the heart of what he is, forged


Beneath an indifferent moon that seems much colder than her regard.


 


 


END


 


“There, Among the Ruins” 


 



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Reviewed by m j hollingshead
glad you are back, enjoyed the read
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

Reading this was like watching the cinematographic slow motion projection of a mystery picture, while my ears heard a rhythmic
sound throughout the lines of "There, Among the Ruins".

Healthy Accomplishing Day, Poet!


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran
ecxellent poem!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
This requires a lot more than just one reading. Emotionally and meaningfully captivating. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Paul Williams
Excellent write George much emotional depth here, glad your back.

Paul;-]
Reviewed by Dave Harm
Glad you're back... 3 A.M. can lead to memories which can't be ignored, but our ideals and dreams can survive... excellent write
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
A truly powerful poignant piece, George - being away has definitely not dimmed your mighty poetic pen - and Welcome Back!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
And whew!! So glad you are back... I have really missed you! Looks like we are trackin again, George... don't know whether you have seen my recent "Long Distance" write but its like we have been dealing and receiving the same kinda stuff - except yours is so much more real and "final" than mine. "He embraces this sorrow in the confines of windswept nightmare known as three a.m." - so cool and so evocative. You write so well I can hear that phone line go dead... You are a brilliant artist, George. Welcome home! LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
love your multilayered writes, particularly ones like this where you capture character so eloquently. found the second to last stanza incredibly striking. Dawn
Reviewed by jude forese
excellent poem, George ... glad to see you haven't lost your touch ...
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
Emotions flow in Technicolor from your verses, George. This is a gorgeous poem with powerful lines, though stingingly sad. Nice to have you back.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
I am going to have to come back and read this again. To get more of the meaning of it. Because it is a beautiful write.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
"...He seeks his comfort, there, among the ruins of a silent tearstained
Existence some might call regret, he embraces this sorrow in the
Confines of a windswept nightmare known as three a.m. in a place
Only he can see, because it lingers at the heart of what he is, forged
Beneath an indifferent moon that seems much colder than her regard..."

Great lines.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Outstanding piece George!!

Good to see you!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Wow! Good to have you back George!
Outstanding poem, really delves into
the emotions, and strikes a chord!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
(((George)))

You reviewed me, now I review you...only fair, ya know?? *grins*

Thanks for this; nice to read you again! You have been missed! Well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your Tx. friend, Karen Lynn. :D
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