Strings of Syllables

“Sometimes the slightest things change the direction of our lives, the merest breath of circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swiveled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark.” – Bryce Courtenay

Here’s a poem I was inspired to write today.

The weight of your words do not always disappear
these wisps of inspiration or hope or purpose
packed into just a few syllables
can resonate within the mind, reverberate within the skull,
upturn the worlds on the pinpoint of a human mind

By happenstance these strings of syllables may settle
long after their utterance, awakening understanding
and turning a stumbling darkness to a soft light
one just bright enough to illuminate a world
once dreary with dull pain


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