Water and Air

Dark heavy clouds scud by in the strong breeze,
carrying with them woes untold in their midst.
Vapour sucked from oceans full of man’s tears,
telling of life’s hardships unknown beyond their falling.
Yet the tears stay within the clouds, fighting for release.
Who will listen to their tales when they fall again?

The breeze itself full of man’s final sighs,
reaching the final release that hopelessness brings.
Sounds of sobbing lost in the distance travelled
by the air surrounding them, never to find solace.
If you listen carefully, trees repeat the sighs.
Echoing man’s questions, looking for answers.

Every day we share these tears and sighs,
walking through them, they enter our bodies.
Do we listen to the sobs of pain held within
as we listen to our own hopes and dreams?
The pain we feel is shared with all mankind,
yet we never see or hear beyond the water and air.

©2011 Trevor Litchfield

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  1. I often wonder if we somehow ‘feel’ the pain felt by the Earth Trevor, or by Mother Nature herself, and if this is somehow a primeval instinct left over from times long ago. Fanciful I know, … A haunting poem my friend, poignant…. xPenx

  2. Indigo Spider

     /  August 9, 2011

    This is beautiful, haunting, and one of your best yet.

  3. Great post today! I really enjoyed reading it. Poetry and creative writing is something we all can enjoy. Thanks again for writing this.

  4. Deep stuff, lonely yet sort of primal, like seeing the world for what it is. Excellent piece, Trevor.

  5. Raven

     /  August 27, 2011

    Unforgettable yet, sad Trevor,
    Perhaps we bonded to this Earth far more
    Than we ever knew…
    Is she calling us?
    Beautiful 🙂
    Warm feathery,
    Raven xx

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