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  Black Hole - a dark poem by Australian poet Graeme King - funny poems, sad poems, serious poems and romantic poems. Poems for children, nature poems and environment poems, flash poetry, fantasy poems, funny limericks and more ©kingpoetry2007.

black hole

A dark poem about losing faith in life

I used to howl at the moon

but when I listened just now

it was screamed obscenities

or were they addressed

to the cream-colored spade

I used to dig this black hole?


An old tree whispers in the breeze

but tells no secrets

simply hisses its sympathy

as I bow to the wind of the world

trying not to break

lest all of my beliefs

forsake me (now that I need them)

in my hour of grief.


I used to laugh with the birds

but when I listened just now

it was absurd derision

a jealousy of the freedom

to wing away from

nests that bleed and fall.


A wise owl tutors from the bough

but gives no answers

merely voices an opinion

as I dance a funeral march

stepping on the shells

of eggs that hatched in the dark

as hell shows its grimace:

hieroglyphics in the bark.



Original pictures by Graeme King ©Kingpoetry2007  BACK to TOP

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