Poem -

The Inevitable

May the darkness that be, steer the light of my ink

The Inevitable

What's left of
an able exchange
from these empty
hands,

lifted, agog impaired to
the scruples of 
sunrise,

beneath these hard
heavy brunet
whispers,

~ hums,

a murderous ballad
to encircle the orb
of nacht,

stag,

splotch against
the dusk,

tortures swept
palish between
injured lines,

to have had desir'd
these autumn
winds,

scrapping the leaves
not yet fallen to
hope.

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.

Mary Oliver

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Greg Etsell

I always love your poems
there always so deep
and dark I love this one
I read it many times
watched the video
many times
to get its meaning
your poems always move me
thank you

 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Merrill..It is great to see you back posting some of your prolific writes...I love how you incorporated the words to your poem with the graphic images of poverty and its effects on people...the starvation is devastating to see in the skeletal bodies of sad suffering people...and yet the human spirit is indomitable in its instinctual pressing to survive....Such a very profound emotional write with the video.  Thanks for sharing your incredible gift. xo ;) 

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Cara Brooks

I really love this poem and honestly hope i can write like this someday

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Larry Ran

My Dear Merrill,

It is so wonderful to ingest your powerful prose again. 
You are a master craftsman, and mesmerize your readers with metaphors of genius.

Love you, my friend,
Larry xxx

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Marion Price

Just...stunning!!!...moving and thoughtful and deep! 🌹🌹

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Violet Freese

Heavy is the crown. I do not know why I felt to say that but .....this is a royal poem.  It is beautiful in the way it flows and the images it creates,, It is 
not fragile but not heavy handed either.  It says a lot of deep things yet
not cramming it down our throat,, but delightfully encased,
good write
violet

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