Tortured Light

Posted: October 28, 2011 in Poet; Writer; Author

Tortured Light

This light wavers, bends

emanates from fading spectrums

inside grieving, lifeless winds.

It spoke once, a voice of dance and songs,

brightness left to diminishing wince

now where silence belongs.

It felt once, a passion ocean deep,

left to embers burning, whirling

into cries that cannot weep.

It saw once, the rays of subtle

paradise, now blinded by the

ebony folds that hold it in its vice.

It knew its brilliance once,

captured rainbows for a while,

this tortured light God wanted back

so Heaven could see it’s smile.

~ ~ ~

© Copyright 2011 ♥Susan Joyner-Stumpf

  1. Lena Kovadlo says:

    Great poem Susan. And great book as well with lots of writing to get lost in and enjoy. The book cover is out of this world… and it definitely makes the curious reader want to dive inside. This is a must-have for poetry lovers and those who enjoy diving into a good book.


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