Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Forest of Somber By Jasen Sousa

Forest of Somber

for quite sometime inside
this forest of somber.
Left to ponder.
Left to wander.

This forest
once pulsated with life,
but the trees, the leaves and the animals
all started to die.

I know my chances
are slim
as I step over dead branches
limb by limb.

I wish to exit,
the way out, I don’t know
where to begin.
Time crawls
in the forest of somber
as I touch my face and notice
the wrinkles under my chin.

The forest of somber
rarely gets rain,
except from sprinkles of sin
that shower its skin.

In the cold and bitter dark
I rest my back upon some bark.

I will ponder

until I find enough energy to wander.
Chances of my survival
are becoming weaker,
chances of my demise
are becoming stronger.
I dwell
in the forest of somber.

Taken From
Selected Poems of Jasen Sousa
Comprised of works from:
Life, Weather (First Collection of Poems Written At Age 17) (Not In College)
A Thought and A Tear for Every Day of The Year: A Poetic Diary (Written Between ages 18-19) (Stint at Suffolk University)
Close Your Eyes and Dream With Me (Written During Early Twenties) (Bay State College)
Almost Forever (Written During Early Twenties) (Bay State College)
A Mosaic of My Mind (Written at Age 24) (Beginning Emerson College)

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