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A Poem for your Wednesday

Avenues bring us to various crossroads and pathways, some familiar, some new.Enjoy the work of Feby Joseph.

City IV

How many times have I done this before?

Taken these broken stones to rebuild this broken house.

Was this stone ever fresh?
Once, when it was whole… maybe
That is but a distant memory.

Yet. I start fresh – with broken things,
The debris of dust and air.
The remains of yesterday.

I always took a moment to look at the calmness that lay afterwards.
At the poignant beauty of destruction
The charred remains of a life rewritten

Like a tree that grows from a raped stump A few moments of naked brown flesh
Then the business of green growth
For what else is it but business?
This rebuilding of broken lives?

If emotions were involved A poem would be uttered at the first end
May be a few tears;
Then the chapter would be closed – it would be
The very last end!
The land would be left behind.
Not this rehashing and re-birthing of lives.

So, I rebuild these walls
Rebuild this door, this…