Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Andrew Updegrove, iHank LeGrand, iG M (Jerry) Roberts, iPaddy Bostock, iGwen Madoc, iKevin Weeks, iThomas Neviaser, i

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

George M Jackson

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Poetry
· Blog
· 112 Titles
· 1,059 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Dec, 2003

George M Jackson, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Cat Whiskers and Talking Furniture: A Memoir of Radio and Te
by John Rayburn

A Memoir of Radio and Television Broadcasting...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
The Golden Staff Saga: The Pillar of Light
by Christina Neely

The four gems have been stolen and Elena an ordinary girl from Earth must embark on a quest to find the gems and save El-Tepora...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  Wolf at the Door
  2.  synchronized
  3.  morning gesture
  4.  Ahhh . . . Thinking About Things
  5.  I Sprung
  6.  The Garden of Death
  7.  imaginable possibility
  8.  The Fighter
  9.  I'll Be Doing It Until I Die
  10.  Bedlam in Thibodaux
  11.  ISIS, et al
  12.  A Woman
  13.  fusion of muse
  14.  A women's day poem
  15.  The Domino Effect
  16.  Mankind
  17.  Catch A Thought
  18.  His Life
  19.  Watch What You Say
  20.  past encounter

Old Bones
by George M Jackson

Friday, April 14, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by George M Jackson
•  Silent Drifter
•  Currents
•  Embers
•  Honeysuckle Breeze
•  Miracle
           >> View all 112

Well, it has been a long time since I have been able to write. Man it sure feels good to be back.

Insidious temptation, this need to reflect

Upon things that refuse to expose themselves

For what they truly are…

Old bones that reanimate from within the

Confines of another sleepless night, and yes

I see them dancing there

Even still, capering shadows of an unburied

Past, Last Rites forgotten as these images reach

Out to caress my soul

With a kind of hurtful indifference, fractured

Nails that still cling to yellowed marrow leaving

Splintered traces of what should

Have been in the wake of this silent dirge

That resonates nonetheless in a jangling discord

Of broken chimes being lashed

By a thoughtless wind just beyond an unwashed

Pane of glass that covers its transparent disregard

With a tattered curtain made

Ancient by the smoke that even now drifts

Towards it from a cigarette I hold in one

Trembling hand as those old

Bones continue, here, in shadowed corners, to

Play out this pointless dance of things best forgotten

And caring not at all

About my inability to lay them down from whence they came.



“Old Bones”

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

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

Reviewed by K. Mulroney 7/21/2006
Expeetly written. Sad and shadowy to say the least. Nicely penned!
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 7/17/2006
Great paralles in this poem. M
Reviewed by Cynthia Borris 4/24/2006

So much feeling in this poem. An excellent work.

Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 4/20/2006
so very glad you're back! Dawn
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/19/2006
Love the mood you have captured within this write.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/15/2006
nicely done, glad to see you are posting
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 4/15/2006

Flowing mellifluously and meaningfully ~ "Old Bones" delivers its message wisely and artfully.

Reading Your works is always a pleasant learning moment.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/15/2006
Wonderful to see you posting again, my friend - and you've re-joined us with yet another most powerful piece.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 4/15/2006
It's a great surprise to see you back and feeling well enough to start writing again. Yes you've been missed greatly here, and we are all grateful that you have returned to us.
You've returned with a bang of a write, and now we are looking forward to many many more.
Welcome Home!

Reviewed by Trojax Verdelete (Reader) 4/14/2006
Well put my friend ! I got chills up my back just reading this beauty. Welcome home ! Scott
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 4/14/2006
nice work here....

hugs and love, joanne
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/14/2006

You have been missed my friend; welcome back to where you belong! Here's hoping you are feeling much better; you have been in my thoughts and prayers, sunshine! Very well done; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/14/2006
You return with a most fantastic poem, the descriptive images will haunt awhile! Bravo George! Welcome back my friend and keep writing! It's a delight to have you here again!You and your superb poetry has been missed!

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/14/2006
Welcome back dear one.....this is really good news on this Good Friday!!

Olbones or not you back with a bang!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/14/2006
Welcome back George and I hope it will be for a long time..

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.