There was an error in this gadget

Saturday, June 13, 2015

I have a secret poem...

Maliz Ong



I have a secret poem... 

I have a secret poem – honed as bladed razors -
opening a throat thirsty for vindication of another.
I have a secret poem – that bangs in a bronze tomb -
sealed in sisterhood in the epi-center of my soul -
beating against walls - a sour fetid storm raging
against its confines awakening a sleeping beast
that roars in righteousness – raging in alarming
alacrity – blinded to any possibility of another -
point of view in the heinous horror against a mother
I have a secret poem in me–risen writ with wet finger-
tips – dipped in the blood-libel soul-searing egregious
intention to obliterate – perhaps it all began with
gossip or misunderstanding now blown to nuclear
defense of the indefensible – ongoing pummels  
attempting to pulp a mother-poet to oblivion –
I have a secret poem – of wrath waiting to be un-
leashed that need never be written - for though 
the mother-poet can now bathe in the salted depth 
of her tears. – she needs no champion - continuing
to get to her feet shake the vertigo of visciousness 
and write on – with love and the light without end
I have a secret poem that will be revised from rage
to respect – from anguish to awe - 
I have a secret poem taken from its lockbox shredded
and released to the winds of change to come - 
eventually ... 


36 comments:

  1. Oh Pearl...it is as if you had reached into the tomb of my undead soul, where I have stored some poems quite like this one ... There are days I don't need to write any more and think I'm done with them, but then, others when I need to write another, or take them all out and read them through trying to make sense of this grief still. I want it to end and yet I don't,you know? Yes, I think you do.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
    2. Thank you - your soul is still very much alive and sparkling - your light shining through all your writing :).

      Delete
  3. I love the progression in this..very relatable..and i think a healthy conclusion to the journey of using poetry to understand 'ourselves' and why we may write..I think as for S.E many of your readers will find this touches them on a personal level - it certainly did for me

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jae Rose - sometimes poetry abd writing is also used to express outrage for another

      Delete
  4. man - this is why I believe that secrets are bad - and surprises are good! Peace to you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Simply put Bro Oliie and Peace to you as well :)

      Delete
  5. I have a secret poem that will be revised from rage
    to respect – from anguish to awe -

    Loved this poem.. there is such intensity in the lines..!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww Sanaa - sweet words - Thank you so very much :)

      Delete
  6. Nightmarish in its reading with terrifying apprehension of the truth of the past being revealed.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Powerful in its intensity. There are so many unwritten poems in each of us. Some perhaps it is best they stay there. However, with time some can be revised and shared.

    ReplyDelete
  8. There are secrets that we never pour into our words. Love how you describe this, very strong images of blood and sadness.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Bjorn - Thank you for the careful read - so very deeply appreciate - always file away in a smile file any "love" received :)

      Delete
  9. "she needs no champion" To wait and see is hard, the repetition of "the secret poem" increases that tension- just as watching the mother extricate herself and grow releases it. I love the change from rage to respect, the wonder at the resilience that would have grown differently had the persona intervened.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Love your reading Susan - Thank you so very much :)

      Delete
  10. I like the turn from secret poems raging from anger and wrath to one of love and light ~ Perhaps it is best to let that anger go, shredded to the wind ~

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i like your interpretation Grace - thank you for the careful read :)

      Delete
  11. " write on – with love and the light without end"...as writers and readers we all are in need of this...great lines...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww thank you Sumana - appreciate your very kind words :)

      Delete
  12. I have a secret poem taken from its lockbox shredded
    and released to the winds of change to come -

    There are lots of secrets that needed to be unlocked so that they can contribute to the betterment of mankind. If only there are no obstacles to good intentions! Great lines Dr Pearl!

    Hank

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Enjoyed the large scale perspective interpretation - Thank you very much :)

      Delete
  13. The range and depth of feelings here leave me speechless. Powerful!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awww Nurit - thank you for these passionate words :)

      Delete
  14. Writing is therapeutic. All the rage, angst within ourselves slowly disappear once expressed. I particularly smile while the last few lines. Such a welcome twist of tone.

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is so emotionally evocative and powerful.....this gets me: "of wrath waiting to be un-
    leashed that need never be written "---wow, wow, wow....just the whole thing is stunningly insightful and fierce and it resonates. Brilliantly written!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Whoa... let her rip and release the dove. Powerful writing.
    ZQ

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh there is a storm raging and your writing of this secret poem has become a release and perhaps a letting go in due time....loved its intensity and true raw feelings!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow, what a driving force moves through this! The resolution s unexpected but so right.

    ReplyDelete
  19. The outpouring of angst..very well done.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I find this very feminist to read, Pearl, yet I admire the boldness you exhibit in here as if you're proving a point. Thank you for sharing this side of your poetry!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kelvin - I am not certain where this struck you as "feminist" to read - a very interesting interpretation read from that point of view - Thank you :)

      Delete
  21. The imagery and emotions in this poem are so good, I'm going to read it again.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Truly inspiring and worth remembering

    ReplyDelete