AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  John MacEachern, iMargaret Doner, iAllen Smith, iWilliam Lowenkamp, iRosemarie Skaine, iErnest Paquin, iD.E.Z. Butler, i

  Home > Language > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Cynth'ya Lewis cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Sponsor Me!
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 890 Titles
· 4,922 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Nov, 2002

   newsletter

Subscribe to the Cynth'ya Lewis cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Name:
Email:
Cynth'ya Lewis cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

air
by Cynth'ya Lewis cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com
Monday, April 09, 2007
Rated "R" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Cynth'ya Lewis cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com
•  wingbeat
•  barrier
•  blood offering
•  bedroom
•  WHOOPS
           >> View all 570

Spirit and air cannot be separated



inhale. . .exhale. . .
why the very act itself. reeks of disambiguation
 
inhale. . . exhale. . .
there is no logic that explains it
and we who are priviledged to suck it in
tend not to appreciate the beauty of its nothingness

inhale.
. . exhale. . .

a fragile are the keepers of the gaseous balance,
blends of appears as nothing special,
yet it is life itself . . .as demonstrat'd
by a cacophony of wide open'd mouths
in a chorus of obstructive sleep apnea

inhale.. exhale. . .
in a July Vegas heat with no cooling systems,
all night street beaters may feel they are 
in-hell  in the valley of the shadow of the strip, and life snuff'd out when the parakeet succumbs in the silent shafts of diamonds and gold, still  waiting to be carried out by miners who lost their grip on the inhale from too much carbon monoxide as their lov'd ones exhale disbelief. . .crying


"Gone too soon". . .

and yet we continue to be a populus of
earth-wreckers, treating our air with
such disrespect; raping it of all its purity

inhale. . . (ahhhh). . . inhale. . .(ahhhh). ..

the very repetitous act makes a mind wonder if there will ever come a day when the powers that
steal every other natural resource make
air a Wall Street commodity, on the NASDAQ
for a price that only the weathly can afford,

and we have to put our air on layaway
depending on whether or not we are deem'd
worthy enough to borrow it. . . paid back
to the air barons with interest;


. . .or maybe, maybe perhaps we will need
a visa or a passport to breath the air
of other nations. . . lack it would kill for it,
and others taken from the womb
don't realize what they are missing
because of how we fought over the
last extinguishable resource. . . .

SO until then, claim your air,
it is yours given to you on lease,
no down payment except to treat it
with respect.  . . for our air is not ours
to bombard with obscene talk,
or chemical toxins or the stench of
a world turn'd rancid. . .for one day
in the not so distant future,
our air will all return to
The Original Owner.


  2007 cynth'ya lewis reed
   

The Genius of Pleasant

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Axilea MU 11/29/2007
Cynth'ya, The messages you convey are true, the way you express them is truly personal and original.

Here is the essential ecology that takes care of the environment and of the people, the two being inseparable. A poem that teaches us to respect each other's lives and feelings as we pollute the air that we breathe and share with toxic gases as much as with toxic words and feelings.

Maybe you'd be interested in my poem "Recycle" or "No longer needed" because they are about loving our humanity and our earth. Not giving up the essential.

Very interesting work indeed.

Axilea.
Reviewed by Safi Abdi 4/20/2007
SO until then, claim your air,
it is yours given to you on lease,
no down payment except to treat it
with respect. . . for our air is not ours
to bombard with obscene talk,
or chemical toxins or the stench of
a world turn'd rancid. . .for one day
in the not so distant future,
our air will all return to
The Original Owner.



And us too,

Thank you Cynthia
Safi
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/12/2007
"...for our air is not ours
to bombard with obscene talk,
or chemical toxins or the stench of
a world turn'd rancid."

Amen, Cynth'ya. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/10/2007
Excellent write...even my chest feel tight now!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Gloria Gay 4/9/2007
Stunning in originality and delivery.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 4/9/2007
Yeah, and depending upon how much we can pay, we will be able to select the purity of the air. The poor will get coal mine air while the rich will get Maui air. Life comes with a price tag these days, too bad we are not paying heed to the writing on the wall. We can't even seem to figure out how to save ourselves, so hope for the planet is a flame nearly snuffed out. Point well made in this excellent poem, Cynth'ya.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/9/2007
Cynth'ya,

A powerful, thought provoking verse; we are the cause of our own destruction; how dare we whine about our sicknesses, our cancers? If we haven't woken up from our (sleep apnead) induced nightmares by now, we never will. POWERFUL one, Cynth'ya, POWERFUL.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 4/9/2007

This is a call to save the planet, and to "INHALE" justice and exhale humanity in the "air".

This poem is a true poetic accomplishment ringing the bells of good sense.

I salute You, Poet.

In admiration,


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/9/2007
We are killin' ourselves for all the crap we are puttin' in the air, no wonder people are sick or dyin'! Scary! A powerful, thought provoker you have penned here, Cynth'ya; very well done! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/9/2007
Cynth'ya, this is really powerful, and the picture is something else.

Those last lines says it all.

Elizabeth

Bridging the Gap: Police - Japanese, Fifth Edition by Robert Wood

Nonverbal Japanese language communicator primarily for English speakers. Easy to use reference. Proven and effective tool...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.