Archive for History

Epitaph

Posted in Free Verse Poetry with tags , , on May 27, 2013 by lengesinski

 

Unheeded

The cries

Fell on deafened ears

Conquerors, rapists, savages

determined as damning

paths blazed through undefiled lands and peoples

shielded with arrogance

No mind of violations

Contemptuousness

Blazing forward

How many,

 the tears fell

Only to collect in shimmering pools

 on the cold marbled cenotaph of history

ultimately,

how shortsighted the victories

Names..? Faces..?…..

One becomes many,  as the many become yet another one

In time

Cycles…..Man

Epitath©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(05/26/2013)

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The Bridge

Posted in Prose with tags , , on August 22, 2012 by lengesinski

Grave  Marker Theology

Grave Marker Theology (Photo credit: mtsofan)

English: Cranwell Swing Bridge, Kennet and Avo...

English: Cranwell Swing Bridge, Kennet and Avon Navigation The fisherman sits peacefully, knowing that neither he nor his quarry will be disturbed by passing boats, as this stretch of the waterway was still unnavigable in 1976. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bridges over frozen waters

Bridges over frozen waters (Photo credit: Allie’s.Dad)

The Bridge

 

In The Days and Months Following Your Passing,

Finding Myself Still Staring at the Grave Marker.

The Touch of Fingers to the Cold Marble,

Holding Out for and Wishing for Just One More Touch of Hands, a Wish to Rekindle What Once Was.

Still Unable to Exorcise the Revenant of Times Past.

The Foggy Dreams, a Distant Figure Imploring, a Silent Pleading,  a Beckoning Forward.

Then Two Crossing a Bridge Spanning a Murky Expance, Heading to Opposite Sides,

Turning Briefly, and  Facing Each Other…..

Knowing Smiles are Exchanged, a Silent Knowing between the Two

 

One of This Life and Time…the Here and Now, and One having Transcended the Shackles of Mortality.

 

The Bridge© Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved 08/16/2012

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