chaos of Ragnarök

Hi, friends!

Usually I release my poems on Sundays from a queue that is 8-12 weeks old. This gives me time to refine, edit, prioritize, and, candidly, not go completely mental from lacking a sufficient “inventory” of poetry to share if I got hit by a bus…

Dark? Yeah, I know.

I wrote this poem 2 weeks ago. So much was in my head. An eclectic montage of ideas: the suffering of the people in Ukraine, Norse mythology, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. How to express these ideas in a way that carried emotional resonance.

Et voilà! This poem was birthed.

I am very interested in hearing how it affected you. I pushed it to the front of the queue for its timeliness and relevance… but I also think it allows different readers to experience it… differently.

Please use the Comment Section below to share your thoughts – thanks!!

-PS Conway ☘ ☘ ☘

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chaos of Ragnarök

while the world disintegrates around me

i am hungry

i am thirsty

shivered in the chaos of Ragnarök

shelter lost in a tempest of violence

i am frightened

i am exposed

on this peak the wind reeks of fire and blood

alone without a mother’s soothing face

no one hugs me

no one loves me

delivered unto night fog’s sloe embrace

discarded detritus cast to this wind

am i garbage?

am i unworthy?

how much have i sinned to earn this penance?

but then, a light in the night speaks my name

and i know…

i am the raven

i am the wolf

the all-father smiles, soft beckons me home

12 comments

  1. Very timely, so hard to know that so many are living your expression. Thank you for sharing.

  2. The poem is the experience of the innocents of this world who are impacted by the decisions and choices of others. I feel for them, for us. Great poem!

  3. I truly hope that this war in Ukraine doesn’t foretell the end of the world, as this poem intimates to me. We are living in scary times, but none so scary as for the Ukranians themselves.

  4. Unnecessary suffering because of the evil plans and schemes of those who don’t have a compassionate bone in their bodies who lack insight into the plight of the weak you have no voice Shame n them!🙏🙏🙏🌏🌻🌹

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