Poet In A Dark Room

A Poem by Sandy Lulay


Cracked mirrors break the sun where cobwebs ride
Upon the haunted concentration of
Soul lines; the poet's breath caught and pressed tight
Between ink and dust.

New rhymes spill out from modern sages.
Words crucified by clay fired mentalities
Find Heaven's pages closed.
Their sight lost to the rhymes of beat thieves.

Poet in a dark room turn on the light!
Gather up summer warm with a new seed,
Write until your ink spills into flowers
Shooting up through the weeds.

Set the broken mirrors with your fires burning,
Slay the beat thieves with words turning
Life into seasons to be lived in peace not war,
Into seasons of love not hate...

Into an age of goodness unforced!

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Sandy Lulay, originally from Woodstock, New York, is a resident of Stuart, Florida. Lulay is an "Original Woodstock Girl" who has been writing poetry since age ten. Many of her poems have been published both in Woodstock and Stuart's Sleeping Bear Review. Sandy is a Swans' kind of girl, our in-house poet.

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