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Abyss
by Regis Auffray

Thursday, May 18, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Abyss
 
So restless
am I
without you
my soul
may become
a shooting star
leaving the husk of all
that’s left of me
scattered about
like chaff
upon the wind of time
to be swallowed
by a black hole


 


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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/10/2014
You've come a long way from that black hole, just by being able to write such emotional romantic verses for us to read.
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 12/26/2012
To be so restless without someone that your soul may become a shooting star is love at it's best!

Love ya!

Jane
Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo 10/3/2012
This poem is both moving and deep. It a bit dark but also filled with beauty. An excellent write but a very talented poet and amazing soul who's calling is to leave a mark on this world through written (poetic) word.
Reviewed by Sandy Hoynacki (Reader) 1/30/2012
One can only relate when one has walked in the winds that find us alone...You write with depth, emotion and understanding..Peace and love in this world.........Sandy
Reviewed by Natosha Davis 6/27/2011
I like this. When I read it, instantly I thought it would be perfect in slam poetry.
Reviewed by Elisabeth Barstowe 6/5/2010
This is very dark and oh so beautiful. I decided to try and go through the thigs I haven't had time to read of yours yet, and I'm glad I did. This is excellent!
Reviewed by Anna M 2/24/2010
Beautiful and original imagery. Each line contributes to this wonderfully evocative poem. Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 2/15/2010
Powerful and impacting Regis!
Be encouraged great things are
ahead for you!


Much Love,
Margaret
Reviewed by Lloyd Lofthouse 8/30/2009
I know this feeling. It visits often. The black hole is always close. It is fortunate that today is Farmer's Market day and the breeze is cool and the sky blue.
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 8/28/2009
You must have the ladies lined up around the corner Regis:-) Great stuff!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/23/2009
Beautiful write, Regis...loved it!

Anna
Reviewed by Jackson Aniefiok 7/20/2009
thanks regis,
such a nice poem. its all about love, we live with it every day
Reviewed by Sudo Nym Poet in Motion 7/19/2009
Regis,



Very moving! I'm certain I too have visited that watering hole; a little left of Loveland, yes?



Poignant.

Sudo Nym
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 7/11/2009
Regis,
I studied all the great French poets like Baudelaire and many more, I always looke forward to reading their work. You my friend ,have me captivated with your verses. Thank you for sharing your talent.
Nicole
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 5/25/2009
Hi Regis, You write from your soul! You don't leave anything left to question in your writes. Thank you for sharing...

In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Bronwen Winter Phoenix 1/30/2009
Very succinct, gets straight to the point and very effective! Works well, hit me right where it's supposed to :)
Reviewed by Teri Teri (Reader) 1/15/2009
Succinct--not a word wasted! Evocative image well captured. I believe I shall be back to read a great deal more of your work. Thank you again for the warm welcome.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 10/12/2008
Regis,

A great image . . . stunning write - thanks for sharing your talent!


Best regards,

Lance
Reviewed by Melissa Mendelson (Reader) 9/30/2008
I love the picture and the depth to your words, so true when love leaves you behind.
Reviewed by Tony Jenkins 9/24/2008
It happens to us all.

Dust to dust I guess.

Maybe I read it wrong ?

Tony
Reviewed by Mark Chevalier (Reader) 9/19/2008
A place of purgatory, bereft of light and light...without the one most important to you...

Nicely done, I got to the bottom and felt like it could/should have kept going. :-)

Mark
Reviewed by Jerry Engler 6/19/2008
I like your Abyss and I like my Abyss, but they certainly are different tones of work. You got me again with this poem, Regis, you caught my life today, scattered and into the black hole...very well-put allegories....Jerry
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 4/26/2008
This is very well-written. You could be getting stuff published. This would be even better without the last two lines. Michelle
Reviewed by Chris Wright 12/18/2007
Whew this is Supernova of Soul! Well said & a great illustration to match the poem. That tear makes a perfect shooting star!
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 11/12/2007
Love the use of "husk" here. Intense imagery in this poem, along with a profound meaning. ~Sheila
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 8/28/2007
Don't follow the bright and blinding light, It will blind you and robb you the day light.Follow the dimmer light, your path will be without fight.You will find companions who will help you on your route.Emile
Reviewed by Michael Guy 8/26/2007
I like what I call "capsule poems" That old "message in a bottle thing" tossed out from struggling, crying souls into the Sea of Madness. In these things the you can't afford to mis-title them. And you didn't. Reminds me of my jazz-rock song (with lyrics) "The Deep Abyss" which is on my new CD with vocals and will be posted here when I get the "digitizer". PLEASE tell me how or where you got that picture! Wow, after seeing that who wants to publish in black & white anymore. Did she look like this?!
Reviewed by Jolen Whitworth 8/24/2007
I think this has a certain ambiguity and androgyny that is both visually appealing and expands for the reader nicely.

blessings,
Jolen
Reviewed by Ted Bossis 6/9/2007
I believe writing about it - Keeps you out of the abyss -
Reviewed by Theresa curnow 5/23/2007
Wow, I love this Reg. Its short yet so powerful and telling. Great write, Theresa.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 4/10/2007
The black hole. The abyss that sucks us in when we are lying so low in spirit. Loneliness. Great feeling. Excellent. Liz
Reviewed by Jane Wallace 3/30/2007
To span time and space with such a short verse.Very good, Reg.

Jane
Reviewed by Hanley Harding 11/3/2006
Reg... I gotta hand it to ya'... you do know how to craft some great pieces!

Doc
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 9/21/2006
What powerful lines! They say so much with few words. Lost love is hard to bear. It can come again tho,and the next time it might be better, stronger and lasting.........M
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 6/14/2006
Sad but good, as always. Can we skip the abyss and have fun :) ... please :)!

:) Sandy
Reviewed by Sara Penrod 6/12/2006
Is this one supposed to be the other half of "Devolution," perhaps? A lot of the language and imagery is the same.

Sara
Reviewed by Joy Marsh 6/11/2006
You have captured the emotion and pain with such profound and heartfelt meaning. Very moving words.

Joy
Reviewed by Meredith Dixon 5/29/2006
Why and how can you say in a short, eloquent, moving poem what it takes me a page to try to say?! I envy you but admire you, of course! This is so very beautiful and the picture you put with it enhances the feelings there all the more. Love and God bless from Meredith
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 5/28/2006
Very sad and inspired. Nodopaka's suggestion is not bad though...
(the black hole itself in my writing would have been a black void as a black hole is a notion too prosaic to express what I would feel in such a state).
Beautiful and direct as is all your poetry.
Reviewed by A. Santo 5/27/2006
We all have tasted this type of fear at some point in our journey here. And the "black hole" of Love is one of the most unnerving fears that there is. But the heart of who we are decides whether we are lost inside the "Abyss" or not. Love is not for the faint. :)

I love reading your writings. No matter what you write, the emotions are direct and obvious for us all.
Reviewed by Alex Nodopaka 5/24/2006
You have a very good poem here. I wish there would be more to it but then it'd stifle my imagination.

And as a suggestion only, I'd prune the start...

So restless
[am I]
without you
my soul
[may] become(s)

... in such manner the poem becomes very dynamic heading towards the black hole.




Reviewed by Candy T (Reader) 5/24/2006
emotion secured exquisitely to the page, ty. (pardon my ignorance, but what is 'chaff'?)
Reviewed by Gloria Buono Daly 5/23/2006
This is beautiful inside and out. Thanks for sharing. My best, Gloria
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 5/22/2006
Dear Regis,

It is a painful pen with which you have written this poem. May the inkwell of your soul be restored with overflowing joy.

Love & Light,
Joseph
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 5/22/2006
Ah Regis, how deeply moving this is, such a poignant and powerful poem, you expressed this feeling so very perfectly. Outstanding.

Reindeer
Reviewed by Abigail Kloss-Aycardi 5/22/2006
I just got goosebumps! YES! That's IT!
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine 5/22/2006
Poignant write. R
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 5/21/2006
When we feel as though a piece of our soul has been taken from us, the emptiness in our heart leaves us feeling like a shell with nothing of any worth inside. Sad and lamenting write, Reg.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by L. Figgins 5/21/2006
Reminds me of molecules denied gravity, Reg, as this is all that holds them together. Without gravity they'd be scattered through the universe. Such is how we feel when losing someone we love. The ground is liquid beneath our feet but our arms are there to reach out for stability and balance. Acceptance comes after the others stages of greif are felt and worked through-denial, pain, anger-finally reaching a point after greiving 'what was' to accepting 'what is'. But to skip any steps without completely feeling and working through them just sends you back to deal with them up the road. I may be off-base but this poem seems so intensely
personal. We are sucked into the vortex from the first line, swirling in the emotion. Powerful, dear heart...

Love, Lin
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 5/21/2006
Hi angel Reg, this is so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Love, Dove
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 5/21/2006
I agree with Marie. This feels like my soul, lost in the abyss of sadness, desolation, loneliness, isolation, misery, depression and much more. You have written a powerful poem of strong emotion that many of us can and do relate to. It is so sad that we are required to suffer just to become stronger. Thanx for sharing dear brother.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much lovein my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I have the right to be."
Reviewed by HELEN THOMPSON (Reader) 5/20/2006
Haunting description of the torture of being without a soulmate..........
Reviewed by Marie Wadsworth 5/20/2006
this made me think of a butterfly. it goes into a cocoon and emerges and in this case it doesn't. Many of us have kept our emotions locked in that they become a void. Powerful write full of emotions to which many can relate.
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 5/20/2006
I hope this never happens. May you continue to write and inspire with your verses.
~Chanti~
Reviewed by richard cederberg 5/20/2006
Regis . . . I don't know if this is personal, or personal for someone else, all I know is I was filled with a sudden gripping melancholy for whomever it was. How deep the rivers flow in the hearts of those who love.
Thankyou
Richard
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 5/19/2006
It is terrible when we lose someone we love. It does feel like all of your life force has been sucked out by a black hole. Hope it gets better for you soon. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 5/19/2006
Reg, I feel every painful syllable. I'm sorry this has been so hard for you my friend. It's so hard to be away from someone you care about. I can relate more than you realize. Much love, Michelle
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 5/19/2006
Elegant write filled with soul-deep emotions, Regis ~~Nordette
PS: Is that Willow and Tara from Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the pic? :-)
Reviewed by Janet Bellinger 5/19/2006
A very emotional poem that expresses the diminishment we feel when our relationship partner has gone away.

Janet
Reviewed by Michael Wells 5/19/2006
Beautiful and emotional verse
Well done
God bless - Michael
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 5/19/2006
Wonderful write, Regis!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by ROCK-Salt! Proctor 5/19/2006
great write, Regis. It contains a lot of power, with few words. Way to go. Art
Reviewed by Karen Cino 5/19/2006
A lot of emotions flyig here. However, don't let them swallow you into a black hole. Use this time to heal by putting all that negative energy into positive energy by using your talent to pen us more of your written word. I personally find that when things aren't going as planned, I retrieve into what my friends call "Karen's World", and work on my fiction or pen another poem.
God Bless you Regis, things always have a way of working out.

~hugs~
Karen
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 5/19/2006
Abyss redeems that there is a large black hole between the subject and sender. It seems at times, the bigness of these forces seem beyond our power or control. A great deal of emotion here from one person to another what impact they have had in their lives. Touching, Regis. Blessed Be.

Sage
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 5/19/2006
Intense and full of strong feelings, Regis!
Reviewed by William Bonilla 5/19/2006
Well Penned Regis
Excellent write

Peace
William
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 5/19/2006
spare and penetrating. well done, regis.
carolyn
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/18/2006
Don't let yourself get swallowed by a black hole; I have been there and it ain't pretty... ;) Ed
Reviewed by jude forese 5/18/2006
deeply emotional poem, Regis ... seems like your heart is about to super nova ...
Reviewed by Suzie Palmer 5/18/2006
Dearest Regis,
Potent creativity often flows from such restlessness!!!
And, creative you are even at your most relaxed of times.
Therefore, we may be in for an overflow of your wonderful heart
and mind ... and what a treat, as long as your heart knows that you aren't really alone; but rather All-One, experiencing life and all it encompasses along with all of us on our unique, yet similar Paths.
Love, friendship, and all the hugs in the world to you Regis,
Suzie :-D
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 5/18/2006
Great Romantic Write Gets It Off Your Chest.

TRASK
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/18/2006
The sadness of this write aches inside my heart and makes me want to reach out to you in your pain and sorrow.

Felix
Reviewed by Brian Pellerino 5/18/2006
Reg,

I love the verse and the pic. I am a huge Buffy fan and that was such a touching story arc. You continue to inspire - even through pain.

Peace,

B
Reviewed by Helen Downey 5/18/2006
Even without the picture I wanted to cry. Very nicely done.

Helen D.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/18/2006
Heartfelt offering Regis!!

Love TinkaSweets
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 5/18/2006
What a way to go Regis. That would be my preference when the time comes. Awesone visual.
susan
Reviewed by Paul Williams 5/18/2006
A beautiful heartwrench of a write Regis, may you find a universe of happiness on the otherside of that hole.

Paul;-)
Reviewed by Edwin Larson 5/18/2006
Beautiful poem...it must be painful to be separated from your children. I hope things work out for you and your family.
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 5/18/2006
Regis...you took my breath away! Tried by the fire...the candle burns brighter. Your light will never go out...and you WILL BE restored.
love and prayers ~ rhonda
Reviewed by Aberjhani 5/18/2006
A bright blast of pure exhilirating passion. Beautiful.
Aberjhani
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/18/2006
O, Regis, this is powerful! Hope you are okay; you are in my prayers, mon ami!

Very well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, ton ami, Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Constance Gotsch 5/18/2006
That's a universal feeling. All kinds of things make us feel that way. you could be a lost love, a pet, a good friend, a colleague, or metaphoric for something we've always done and have stopped for some reason. Now we are lost. good write
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/18/2006
Everywhere and nowhere without the anchor to the soul and the nucleus to our sense of being. You capture that distress so well, Regis. Head knowledge is confident that we need only ourselves... heart understanding is that our whole is made up of two perfectly fitting parts. I have been moved today by a quote by Kahlil Gibran on Peter's page: "If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were." This is gut-wrenching but perhaps so true. Of course, to be separated by death is another matter. In whichever case, the heart is flesh and malleable... there will be another "perfectly matching part" to a heart that is as tender and soft as yours, Regis. Bless you, thank you and be well, dear One. LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/18/2006
Strong vibrations in this write of a lost love.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 5/18/2006
Reg
Can feel the pain and intensity in this devastating write...
I have found the only way to get over someone...is to find someone else..
Peter
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/18/2006
You packed this short verse with amazing power, making each word bring the point home with clout! Superb write Regis! Hope it isn't fact. Thanks for sharing! All the best to you!

eT
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 5/18/2006
to be swallowed
by a black hole
to be reborn
endless
forever in love
Reviewed by Linda Ames 5/18/2006
as has been said before, "less is more". you captured your restlessness in so few words, yet with such significant impact. beautifully written. i feel it, too.

my best to you, linda
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 5/18/2006
A very emotional write, heartbreaking and so very true.
Love, Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/18/2006
Regis,

Powerful emotions in your compelling verse--well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, ton ami, Karla.



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