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All But Decayed

by James Blaylock

All But Decayed

smash all my feelings,

crush them into powder,

the bones in this here body

don't seem to really matter

once the blood boiled so hot

but not too much nowadays

besides staring at the sun

drives the blues so far away

and my full-body cast

has all but decayed

james kenneth blaylock



Posted on 03/12/2011
Copyright © 2022 James Blaylock

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 03/13/11 at 01:05 AM

A wounded spirit expressed in this poignant poem. Reads like there is not only deep hurt but an attempt at denial. Melancholy.

Posted by Glenn Currier on 03/26/11 at 11:15 PM

I read a sort of acceptance here, an unwillingness to ignore the crushing aspect of life, the courage to speak of it and shake a poetic finger at it. Thanks, James.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 12/18/14 at 01:26 PM

I love the poem. other than its content. Love the whole feel of it beyond the telling of the testimonial, sad but poignant.

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