The child inside.

I crucify
the child in me,
shun her in a scry root;
stone walls don't hear my cries;

inhabiting a box
the pensive death-maddening
 burdens 
a heart under the moon
maybe it would pick my bones
curiously, 

maybe an old death it outgrows.

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Written for the 5/31/2021 dVerse quadrille prompt.



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41 replies

  1. Wow! Lucy, this is so visceral. Well done.

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  2. Love the awareness of recognising some hasty decisions that may cause problems. One often enough tends to be impatient! Very true Lucy!

    Hank

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  3. Another amazing poem Lucy! Don’t think I would want the moon picking my bones, curiously or otherwise! :>)

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  4. This is a fascinating response Lucy. I love the title, up to the last line,which begs a question.

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  5. The questioning at the end is poignant. The child is growing, even under that moon! I feel the pull of subconscious thoughts in the verses and it is a curious thing!

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  6. Adeptly fashioned and presented.

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  7. Yes, curiously, the moon is strong enough to do that to one. But it will leave one more complete after shuffling things around. That moon is that powerful.
    Ha! Imagine. That’s what I saw in this poem. Loved. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. This poem sucked me in, somehow! Lovely piece! Captivating!

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  9. Almost haunting..
    Wonderfully done, Lucy!

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  10. Love the heart picking your bones curiously dry. Details the dangers of curiosity brilliantly. Enjoyed.

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  11. Your exploration of the child inside, within the confines of a ‘quadrille box’ is fascinating, Lucy, and such a unique response. A child should not have to carry ‘pensive death-maddening burdens’. I sense a kind of relief in the moon‘s curious bone-picking, a re-emergence into adulthood, perhaps.

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  12. So many curious images and so much intrigue generated by your words! I sense a battle with inner demons which could yet be won.

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  13. I feel we’ve all done it at least once! An important reminder to honour the child in us more. Especially important today! Thank you

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  14. I love the deep, visceral feel of this, and maybe it does … (a sense of Poe too for me)

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  15. This is a deep, hard hitting quadrille … a beautiful write.
    { More than a few folks have made reference to my still-childlike-at times-personality ~~~ I say OK. }

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  16. felt the weight in these lines, especially here:
    a heart under the moon
    maybe it would pick my bones
    curiously,

    maybe an old death it outgrows.

    So good and heart piercing, Lucy.

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  17. This is a sad thought having to lock the child inside like this… maybe it is really impossible to do, and will only hurt us in the end. The child needs to see the sun.

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  18. Wow, Lucy. Intense and super visceral. I FEEL your words.

    maybe it would pick my bones
    curiously

    And this… it made me cringe…


    David

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