Ashes

Reveling in dark emotions,
images too frightening to contemplate,
scraping over the cold ashes of despair
we run, hiding from our dreams.

Aimless in our progress
we grasp for proximal reassurance
that we are thriving;
we deny our disappointment.

Forever optimistic,
we smile at the world
and continue along the road
of which we are most certain.

And then, we arise again.

 

~~~

This poem was written in tribute to my friend, Ashesh, a noir poet if ever there was one…

About Gabrielle Burns

I am a Jamaican at play here in this vast playground in cyberspace....Yes, at times I do like to live dangerously, but I AM also working hard at becoming more interesting by the day... :)
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2 Responses to Ashes

  1. Ashesh9 says:

    Dear GB,
    it is highly flattering to be praised thus by a respected peer & I have often shared these emotions’ , sentiments etc expressed in this Poem : am close to burying @ least One of my Ghosts today & A very well written Noir Poem !!! Thank you for sharing .
    your friend,
    -A9

  2. ON ASHES….TO RUN FROM DREAMS IN DAYLIGHT HOLDING A CANDLE..SEEKING A ROUTE…tk u mlj lv nv

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