A Poem: A Conversation By Dr. Stephen Gill

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A CONVERSATION

I asked my conscience

if it had perceived

in the eyes of humankind

the unshed tears

of hurt and humiliation.

A touch of scorn in its silence

nettled me to ask

if it had ever heard

the bricks of my cries

falling on the blades

of the environment of repression.

 

The lull

which descends upon a graveyard

under the sheet of a frozen night

pricked me on once more to know

if it has power to predict

that memorable knock

which would awake the mind

to alter history

caught at the honeycombed crossroads

of long journeys of violations.

 

The constant strikes

at the wounded nerve

stirred the body of conscience

in the sanctuary where it dozed

like the indifferent gods

on high mountains.

Its trembling lips

were an ocean of truth

which revealed to me that

conscience is blessed

with everything,

except words.

 

--Stephen Gill, Canada

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StephenGill, a multiple award-winning Indo/Canadian self-exiled poet, fiction writer, and essayist, has authored more than thirty books. He is the subject of doctoral dissertations and thirteen books of critical studies have been released. The focus of his writing is live and let live. Available For: writer or poet in residence.

WEBSITES: www.stephengill.ca & stephengillcriticism.info  (stephengillgazette@gmail.com)

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