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#333330 - 06/09/10 02:42 AM Reverberations
earlybird Offline

Registered: 02/18/10
Posts: 1007

Insidious, insufferable tones
Spoken with ruthless intent
Ears powerless to resist
Memories refuse to relent

Words sheathed within hardened walls
Voices echo his immutable taunt
Assertions corroding self-esteem
Disrupting proclamations haunt

Broken brothers banding together
No longer I, but we
Making his words incapable
Of repressing and controlling me

Balanced (My goal)

There is symmetry
In self-reflection
Life exemplified
Grace personified

#333335 - 06/09/10 04:11 AM Re: Reverberations [Re: earlybird]
Ischyros Offline

Registered: 02/27/10
Posts: 78
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Cool! This is pretty powerful... it really gets across the feel of "ruthless intent" in the first stanza. I like the sense of hope for recovery in the last stanza, and the reminder that we can't do it alone. We do band together, and we do recover.

Earlybird, from one broken brother to another, thank you for this!

Proud survivor and WoR alumnus - Sequoia, April 2010

I want to live in the world
Not inside my head
I want to live in the world
I want to stand and be counted
With the hopeful and the willing
With the open and the strong...

--Jackson Browne, "Alive In the World"

#333403 - 06/10/10 03:31 AM Re: Reverberations [Re: Ischyros]
petercorbett Offline

Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 2509
Hi, my brothers.

Powerful, my brother Earlybird.

And to my two Sequoia brothers here, heal well my brothers, heal well.

Working Boys' Home 10-14 yrs old, grades 5-8. 1949-1953
A very humble alumni of the WOR Dahlonega, GA.
May 15-17 2009, Alta, Sep. 2009. Sequoia, 2010.
Hope Springs, 2010.


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