Abyss

tonight on https://dversepoets.com/2021/03/16/poetics-the-art-of-being-human/ we have been prompted by kimm881 to write a metphor poem starting with the line “This being humn is ” from the poem the guest house by romi.

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This being human is an abyss.

We stare down our own,

Looking for the rocks at the bottom,

Finding just emptiness,

Filled with infinite blackness,

Even when seen rose tinted specs.

This being human is a void,

Full of raw emotion,

Love, hate, guilt, fear, greed etc. etc. etc

Shouting for attention,

Wanting and demanding closure,

As we toss them into darkness’s depth,

Before we follow to our end

Not knowing if we go to our end

or our own creation,

to this being human malarky.

© rogleach 16/3/2021

14 thoughts on “Abyss

  1. I love the way your poem start darkly, staring into the abyss and ‘Finding just emptiness, / Filled with infinite blackness’, shifts a little with the ‘rose tinted specs’, returns to the dark side, and then makes me smile at the end with that ironic word ‘malarky’!

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  2. This is incredibly deep and evocative. I especially admire; “We stare down our own, looking for the rocks at the bottom, finding just emptiness, filled with infinite blackness, even when seen rose tinted specs.” 💝💝

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  3. It feels like a place with so much emptiness but it is also filled with so much. A void and an attachment (to all of those emotions) feels like a contradiction but only from this perspective.

    Maybe there’s another way around or some mountains in the vicinity for a change of scenery?

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  4. So poignant and profound. We can be all these things and even insouciant in our own ways.

    “This being human is a void,

    Full of raw emotion,

    Love, hate, guilt, fear, greed etc. etc. etc”

    This speaks so much truth about what is beyond the surface of humans; the good and evil, the morally gray, the fears, the guilt, and so many more things we feel or have made others feel. Brilliantly written and stunning!

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