A Cacophony of Pain

Cacophony of Pain
Cacophony of Pain…at the edge

I hear the crashes, the bent metal and life,
tragedies spilled into sad domains,
and I hold my heart, for it aches
for all those caught in their own mistakes,
and to see the blood and wasted life so careless,
I question their thoughtless states.

I hear the thuds of blows struck,
the cries of pain and humiliation,
while voices of anger and denial suffocate rooms,
where life hangs on a thread, as darkness consumes,
and sadness and desolation pervade,
this dull bitter life parade.

I hear the bombs, explosions of fate,
tripping wires to annihilate,
blood and dust and dismembered limbs,
innocence, cries the loss of everthing,
so hopeless seems the plight,
so pointless the creed.

I hear the song of the whip-poor-will,
greeting morn with its trill, joyous song,
and wonder what ache this songbird feels,
as trees are lopped and forests denied, just yield,
and skies now filled with darker clouds of day,
a toxic air and smoke inhaled foray.

Did day turn to night,
is this a dream, a fantasy unwanted,
or am I living in a hell,
where love decides to cower, no words to tell,
and this is what life is, pain and suffering,
for its own sweet sake?

Tony DeLorger © 2016

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “A Cacophony of Pain

  • September 19, 2016 at 9:36 PM
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    Very powerful message in this verse, Tony. I live each day, each moment as it comes, yet I do wonder what is coming down on this world we live in. Great piece, Tony.

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  • September 19, 2016 at 11:17 PM
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    Glad you appreciated it; it does weigh on my mind. Take care Phyllis.

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