Thursday, October 27, 2011

Teary Theotokos

Tears hang heavy in the air,
Just out of reach.
Just out of the grasp of my thirsty fingertips.
Driven insane by the unquenchable desire
For their
Salty sweetness
I am drowning in oxygen
And memories.

They called her
Theotokos;
Mother of God.
Her eternal gaze
Was the life they sought
Desperately.
And by "them"
Of course I mean
You
And I.

I still smother quietly,
Silently,
Shying away from all that is
Alive.
My lungs fill up with Emptiness
And empty of Fullness.
Come sweet Theokotos Tears
And break this heart of stone.

13 comments:

  1. You wove this all together so well...nicely done.

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  2. smiles....there is beauty in that breaking...really an intersting piece...i like the spiritual aspects woven in as well...

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  3. Gorgeous! Loved the way you approached your poem. It's theme and content fascinating. Nice write. Worthy of a bravo.

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  4. I like the salty sweetness.. and contrasting images:

    My lungs fill up with Emptiness
    And empty of Fullness.

    Nice write ~

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  5. empty of fullness and ... thirsty fingertips ... love that

    Great images!

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  6. ..drowning in oxygen
    And memories... sounds intriguing...salty sweetness in that breaking..

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  7. Captivating and intriguing, thank you.

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  8. Fantastic! Words are mighty powerful indeed...especially well penned one such as this. Weighty write, beautifully expressed.

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  9. Oh wow, beautiful words! Great images indeed!

    Anna :o]

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  10. Salty sweetness
    I am drowning in oxygen

    is just gorgeous

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  11. "My lungs fill up with Emptiness
    And empty of Fullness."

    Oh, that is just...really, there are no words. You have already said it all.

    Loved. This.

    Great piece!

    - Nick @ Whispers

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