Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Falls Rise

by Jack Roth At bottom is where the beginning will reform Your spirit can carry you further than you believe it will You will can be challenged and killed The freedom taken at the sight of some wings Crumbling innocence. . . and ignorance A quick swim in the sorrow can soothe If you let it A locket of heart kept in my mind New eyes to see what’s really become Let the new world in. . . Let them find what’s left behind. . . When the falls rise.

5 comments:

Cynthia Schuerr said...

Profound, Jack! When you hit rock bottom, you can only go up. That's what your poem reminds me of.

poemblaze said...

I especially like "a locket of heart kept in mind." Good poem.

R said...

Deep. I like the line about sorrow and the last 3/4 lines are my fav.

Great job. Makes ya think and feel.

~becca

Carrie said...

This is bright. And good.

Ronda Laveen said...

I like the part about dipping into the healing part of sorrow but not gettingt stuck there. Let the new world in. Nice work.