The Sound of Exile

Utah JayStarred Page By Utah Jay, 14th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Going through divorce was one of, if not the hardest thing I have been through. My only thoughts were for our children and what would happen to them,

The Sound of Exile

The Sound of Exile

(Act I)

I stood,
like a mannequin in those days
with perfect form
and perfect shape
and a bright plastic smile
to fool all who passed.

I stood
like a pampered pet
whose punishment had came due,
tail between my legs and sad eyed
listening to her easy spoken words
like a snakes slithering.

I stood
like a fearful child
who was shattered
in a war of words, a child
who couldn’t fathom
the fantasies of now
from the featured fairytales,
spun within the spines
of yesterday’s books.

I stood
like a broken chair
in a unfurnished room
watching television static
with raw emotions
to fill the bare walls
that held me captive.

Act Two

(Act II)

She was the string
around my finger,
the note upon the fridge,
and like a knife
poised for the heart
she went hunting
with sharp and pointed words
never letting me forget
my un-repented dreams
of better days to come.

She was piercing
with her presence

a rose among my thorns
and like a knife
she went stabbing
looking for those hurtful things,
things that wantonly kill love.

Act Three

(Act IIl)

She sat proud upon her throne
after the dust had settled
like the queen of pride,
this three breasted lover
her triplets on lap
two busy sucking dinner
and one in nap.
But she would never woke him
and I never stirred.

Act Four

(Act IV)

Inside the dank darkness
in the full thick of moment
I run silent and deep,
like dead of night coming
while her eyes emit words
like torpedoes
that blow unseen.

in the murky distance
the wind whispers
like echoes across the lawn
echoes that only closed eyes
and open hearts
can see and hear.

when there is space for idleness
and a lull in your daily struggle,
in that fleeting moment there
the smell of spring,
the hue of sunrise,
and how supple
love once was.
And if you hear
the wind whispering familiar echoes
across your lawn
after I am gone…


All photos by uTAH jAY


Divorce, Divorce And Children, Empty And Lost, Heartache, Heartbroken

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author avatar Utah Jay
I have been writing since the beginning of time it seems, not because I want to write, but because I have too. My favorite form of writing is poetry, all kinds and types of poetry.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
15th Sep 2014 (#)

Wonderful poem!

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author avatar Utah Jay
15th Sep 2014 (#)

Thank you CD

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
15th Sep 2014 (#)

With that kind of hatred, they is no use remaining married is there?? LoverMe is also going through a divorce, he was talking about it too, calls himself female none the less because I know his true identity.
Marriage is of compromise and making it work, it is not always that success comes in a divorce as it brings pain and you never heal some even die from it.
There is a lot of baggage left behind in a broken marriage kids are just one of the crimes.
Sorry I know what it is like as I was on the threshold of divorce and shelved it for the sake of his life and came out to live again but true to my vows.
You may not understand it but I walk my life alone and divorces are just freedom from physical bondage not the heart, mind and soul, once those are free you can create a new destiny in life. Marriage is not of sex but something more magical and spiritual. Sorry, don't support divorces unless of course the woman is a slut who has come to destroy lives like my ex-sister in-law who caused hassles within 9 days of marriage including cheating on her husband, my brother and it led to a one year court and legal battle because of ALL that she did which included having an affair with my husband.

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author avatar Utah Jay
16th Sep 2014 (#)

I know Lady, I have remarried and been happy for thirty years, thirty-one in November.
We were married in God's Holy Temple for all time and eternity. I have always liked the sound of that.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
16th Sep 2014 (#)

Awesome post and one of a kind too, cheers!

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