Jupiter’s Pain by Guest Poet Kerry Ann Mansford #oneshotwednesday


Jupiter’s Pain

She must have been

uncreased once,

embraced inside

those glistening rings,

63 moons in place.

She must have been

a young Pain,

 once,

skipping down

a flower lit path,

spotless kneed,

soft palmed,

her unchartered globes

rambling rose kissed,

before gravel

plumed

and fell,

magma bound,

magnetic will,

cored

I cannot see my face

behind her mask.

She must have been

unbruised,

once,

the unpunched stomach,

delicate, as a new

porcelain bowl,

tiny fisted,

tracing veins

in

blossoming craters,

and

wondering

if a fairy’s

breezed song,

lured the

bees’ hearts,

before the spiders

webbed fissures,

across Europa’s

face

I cannot see a woman

when the god of war speaks.

She must have been

near silence,

once,

the unsharded word,

spell bound to the

soughing of new

leaves,

held by Io’s

Love,

that knew no

Hate,

until Prometheus’

rage,

scratched volcanic

thoughts,

inside a sulphur frost

I cannot see Pain

or trace my orbit in her path.

I must have been pierced,

once,

the punctured veil.

Now,

when pain hangs her

jewels,

I will not grasp,

I will walk

prism edges,

refracting,

polished claws clasp,

and her

dreams,

acidic,

will burn clouds

she must have held me,

once,

soft skulled,

an iridescent hope…


Please Welcome my friend Kerry (@Velvetinapurrs) to our poetry world. I met Kerry on Twitter  through OSP Chat and know that soon she will have a blog so she can share her work often.

Thanks to Creative Commons and the Lunar and Planetary Institute for this photo of Earth and the clouds of Jupiter

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lunarandplanetaryinstitute/4078049339

Author: moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing and publishing in multiple genres (including education) in E. African for E. Africa. As a writer, it is a thrill to write for children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 13 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - my joy is in meeting you!

11 thoughts on “Jupiter’s Pain by Guest Poet Kerry Ann Mansford #oneshotwednesday”

  1. darn…fierce writing…the abuse hurts to read…i can’t see you’re my face…was a hard line to read, throws your flow a bit, but a nice one shot.

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    1. Hi & thank you for your comments..unfortunately, the poem that has been posted is the draft version, that I accidently emailed to Leslie first before resending the final edited version..so punctuation etc is not as it should be, and a couple of lines are wrong, so the the line you mention is a typo I’m afraid, it should read ‘I cannot see my face behind your mask’ Thanks once again, Kerry-ann

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    2. Thank you Brian for comments, much appreciated..you may want to look at it again, as the version you read was the draft, posted by accident, it has now been replaced by the final, and so typos etc have been removed, and so the line you referred to, is now as intended!

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  2. tight and painful with great lines like cobwebs over europe’s face…hope your friend can soon have her start into the blogworld..thanks moonie for introducing her to us

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