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:  Herman Yenwo, iStacey Chillemi, iRoxanne Howe-Murphy, iT.W. Fendley, iDeanna Jewel, iGwen Madoc, iJeff Ovall, i

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

Mary E Tilley

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Poetry
· Blog
· 20 Titles
· 69 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Feb, 2007

   newsletter

Subscribe to the Mary E Tilley Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Name:
Email:
Mary E Tilley, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.



Featured Book
Starlight On Stone WEST (ebook)
by Jansen Estrup

A bold young girl, her companion and two bewildered giants flee assassins, pirates and a looming dark age. But how will any of them survive when they find themselves trap..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
The Patriotic Connection - Life and Love in the Forties
by Ann Streetman

This collection of short stories exemplifies the courage and patriotism of ordinary people in the extraordinary time of World War II...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  Life and a Love
  2.  courage
  3.  Water Baby
  4.  I'm So Happy
  5.  in honor of
  6.  Contemplation
  7.  Blue Morpho
  8.  I Wish I Could Tell You...
  9.  Australian storm
  10.  Repairing the Damage
  11.  For Emily
  12.  Poem: You Made Me Rot
  13.  Free Spirit
  14.  Learning Experence
  15.  Same Old Same Old
  16.  Springtime Breeze
  17.  Morning Thoughts
  18.  My Scars
  19.  Well Actually
  20.  His Queen





The Cold Place
by Mary E Tilley
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Mary E Tilley
•  Memories
•  Failing of Men
•  Child of the Sun
•  Never Goodbye
•  The Loving Time
           >> View all 18

About the death of childhood...

The soul laments this life
the bitterness it tolls

warped sense of gleeful time
twisted into memories

so deep lies the secrets
that hold the weeping child

monsters make adults to see
that glimmering hope, eternal bring

Tell lies you do to lonely hearts
the tongue, its filth denied

and truth is but a scarce embrace
that leads the soul to peace

the rot, the stench of this chamber still
we trip and plunder in

be gone thy withering heart
lead not us in despair

and make the light snuff out
that cold dark stare.

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


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


Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 8/23/2012
Mary, this poem speaks to me on such an intimate level. "warped sense of gleeful time" our memories are so fallible, and our perseptions as children are very different from those of the adults we become. "and make the light snuf out that cold dark stare." The imagery here and other areas put me there, at the death of childhood. Very meaningful write for me, and obviously for you. I am sure for most. Thank you. Be well, Kathy



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.